Posted by Royce Young
Via Yahoo! Sports, after working out several times with the Miami Heat, free agent center Eddy Curry will not be extended a contract.
Please do your best to hold all jokes for a later time.
The report said that Curry's workout didn't give Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley enough confidence to justify cutting an existing player from the Heat's roster. Soak that one in, Eddy. If you didn't think your NBA career was a disaster already, the Heat didn't feel like they could cut one of their five big men that include Juwan Howard, Jamaal Magloire and Erick Dampier. That's an ouch.
As expected, Curry's weight of around 350 pounds and horrible conditioning are eventually what did him in.
Curry has played a total of 10 NBA games in the past three seasons. Ten. With the Knicks, he played three in 2009-10, seven in 2008-09. Every knows Curry has talent. He was taken as a lottery pick by the Bulls, showed promise there and landed a huge contract with the Knicks that turned out to be the dirty feather in Isiah Thomas' cap. He had his best season in New York averaging 19 points and seven rebounds a game in 2006-07.
Several NBA teams, including Miami, are expected to monitor his progress over the summer and consider the possibility of bringing him to training camp next season. If he's going to get that invitation, he's going to have to stay away from the all-you-can-eat buffets, maybe eat a salad and try running more than three steps at a time.
So Eddy Curry with not be taking his fat to South Beach. See, I just said hold the jokes for a later time.