Eddy Curry Skips Sumer League Without Explanation

28 Mar 2001: Eddy Curry #52 goes up for a shot as David Harrison #55 defends during the McDonald

Remember when Eddy Curry was a McDonald's All-American High Schooler with unlimited potential? Now, due to all the money he made from the Knicks, he's off somewhere potentially eating unlimited McDonald's. (source: Yardbarker.com)

Not only did Eddy Curry fail to show up at Las Vegas Summer League like he was supposed to do, but he also never told the team why. As a vet, he was under no obligation to play on Summer League (and it’s quite rare for players with as many years in the NBA as him to do so). However, he said he was gonna come, so it’s not too much to ask him to be a professional. He’s been supposedly rehabbing his knee, but this season he needs to rehab something in even worse shape: his career. Coach Mike D’Antoni has said the starting center spot is open, so Curry still has a chance to show the Knicks (and more importantly the league since his contract’s ending) that he can be productive.

On the brighter side, however, Amar’e Stoudemire, Anthony Randolph, Wilson Chandler and and new Russian center Timofey Mozgov did all show up to workout with the coaches for a few days. Why Vegas rather than New York? First, ‘cuz the assistant coaches were involved in summer league. Second, Team USA is also gearing up for practices in Sin City shortly. D’Antoni will again be an assistant on that team, while Amar’e (along with former Knick David Lee) is one of the players who was invited to compete for a spot.

Tags: Amare Stoudemire Anthony Randolph Eddy Curry Mike D'Antoni Timofey Mozgov Wilson Chandler

  • yoda

    I dont care what anybody says, Curry is an ALLSTAR player, he just went threw alot of thing as a player, i dont think the Knicks should write him off just yet. Let him try for his last year, to try to make a come back, cause when 100%,in the low post. their is not too many players that can stop him when he gets his mind on being a FORCE IN THE PAINT.Give the guy a break, yeah he was lazy in the weight department, but hes still young and still has alot of growing up to do, but he needs a coach that can reach him, and coach D, is not that coach, he gave up on him, and when Coach gives up on a player, EVERYONE KNOWS IT, and thats a bad way to be as a professional NBA coach.

  • http://bucketsoverbroadway.com Alex David, aka Short White Boy


    You’re right on both points:

    1.) I do think Curry has great potential and he has gone through a lot, so I do believe he should be given a chance.

    2.) However your point about Coach D giving up on players is equally true (and thus makes it equally unlikely that Curry will get his chance). D’Antoni has said that the starting center spot is still open for Curry to take, but I dunno if I believe that Coach is actually that open-minded. I think he’s saying what he has to say, but he’s likely already written Curry off (just as he unfortunately has done with others).