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Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

Posted on: October 16, 2011 6:58 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Eddy Curry dropped out of the star-studded charity game in Miami last week, which of course caused everyone to say, "Classic Eddy Curry." The gifted, yet often fat and unmotivated Curry has been trying to arouse interest in a lot of teams for a comeback, one being the Miami Heat who are looking for a big man.

So with Curry's latest disappointment, it was natural for everyone to assume that he just wasn't ready. Or something. Not the case, says world-class trainer Tim Grover. Via the Miami Herald:
Curry, who interests the Heat, is in “excellent shape” and “no question” ready to join an NBA team post-lockout, well-regarded Chicago-based trainer Tim Grover told us last week. Grover declined to give Curry’s weight, which was 300 in August, down from 350 in March.

Grover said he advised Curry not to play in the FIU charity game last weekend because “these are not games for big men.”

Grover's right: Those up and down games don't do big men any good. Especially ones that may or may not be over 300 pounds. But seriously, it was probably best for Curry to drop out of it, especially if he's not totally ready. He would've been huffing and puffing the whole time as LeBron, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade zoomed past him. He probably would've just been stuck in traction between the free throw lines.

I'm rooting for Curry though. I'm a big fan of redemption stories and knowing the talent Curry has, he could still be something in the NBA. We make fun of Isiah Thomas and his outlandish contract he gave Curry, but he saw something. It's just a matter of getting it out of him.

And if anyone can do it, it's Tim Grover. Maybe the Heat will go ahead and take the chance on him. They passed on the opportunity last season, but if Curry can prove he's still got a little something left, I'm sure Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra will be more than happy to take the chance.
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Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!!!!! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE! ROTFLMAO!!!!  I'm a Knicks fan! Think I've heard this one before? 

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 4:47 pm

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

i'd feel better if one sentence didn't exist in this article: "Grover declined to give Curry's weight."

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:08 pm

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

were at  stage in Eddy Curry's career.


Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:26 pm
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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:15 pm

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

Being a Chicago native I've seen alot of Eddie.  The good is he is a certified big man.  The bad is he is lazy.  Lighter or heavier really doesn't address motivation.  Are you sure he didn't do all this working out cause he is broke?  I mean seriously who wouldn't be motivated if they were broke with creditors knocking down the doors trying to get money owed to them.  That's half of the US population right now.  I would like to see how motivated he is after a 7 game road trip where Jack-in-box, In-and-Out Burger and Harold's Chicken Shack catches up to him.  I'll beleive it after I see a full season of stats from this joker.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:34 am

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

The problem with Eddy Curry is that when motivated and in shape he has a soft touch around the basket, but he is a defensive liability.  Curry doesn't rebound and really doesn't block shots.  So maybe Curry might score a bit, but I don't see how he stays on the court all that much because he won't get the offensive touches he needs and will most likely disappear.  The problem is adding an offensive player to a team that doesn't need offense, but defense.

Since: Feb 14, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 7:40 am

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

For those that criticize the possibility of Curry going to the Heat, let me ask one question - if they don't get Eddy, who should they get?  Clearly they need a big center.

There are many teams that I am not knowledgeable about and there may be other options for the heat than Eddy Curry.  I'd like to know what they are!

If he does sign with the Heat and proves to be a cancerous slug, he'll be cut quickly.

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:51 am

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

Funny how you call everybody morons for stating their opinion, calling them "wannabe insiders", then you do just that, pretend like you are a "know it all insider"....I guess, you are not inteligent enough to understand your own words.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 2:18 am

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'

I always laugh when I read fools like you guys writing garbage like you are smarter than anyone in the NBA. Not one of you has ever played in a NBA game and probably never been to more than 1 NBA arena. Yet, you ramble on like your some kind of insider. Then again so do most sportswriters. Listen, let me make this simple; Eddie Curry is not going to play for the Heat because he's a superstar in the waiting and going to put up huge All Star numbers. He's going to sign because there is no other big man option for Miami. He's a perfect fit. Assuming he's in shape. The Heat need a big body to take up space in the paint and grab rebounds when the superstars miss. Curry will sign at a no risk value price. Minimum contract. If he plays 20 minutes a game a helps them win some games it's a genius move by Riley, again. In case you morons didn't notice, Riley knows what he's doing. No coach or GM in the history of basketball has developed more players from zero to greatness. Just ask someone who knows basketball. Curry is a win/win signing for the Heat. Low cost, low risk. Now if only we could figure out how to shut you idiots up or teach you a little about basketball.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:49 pm

Tim Grover: Eddy Curry's in 'excellent shape'




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