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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Curry on the Outside Looking in?

It might very well just be that he wants to wait until he feels Curry is fully healthy, but in any event, it certainly is not a good sign for Eddy Curry that when Mike D’Antoni was asked if Curry would play in Wednesday night’s season opener and whether he would consider Curry part of an 8-9 man rotation, D’Antoni replied “no” to both.

When D’Antoni made it clear that the similarly recovering from injury Gallinari would most likely get some minutes, well, I’m sure some eyebrows were raised (Curry included).

I think this is very likely not a big deal, as Curry will probably eventually get playing time this year as he gets into slightly less bad shape, but still, any hint of a meritocracy on the Knicks is a breath of fresh air.

12 comments on “Curry on the Outside Looking in?

  1. Hooped Up

    I like the decision to keep him out of the line up. This way he has to earn playing time and maybe he’ll stay in shape down the road to stay in it. Zeke just handed him the starting role and he took it for granted and ate.

    D’Antoni might be able to turn Eddy Curry into a pro finally!

  2. daaarn

    I like the decision to keep him out of the line up. This way he has to earn playing time and maybe he’ll stay in shape down the road to stay in it. Zeke just handed him the starting role and he took it for granted and ate.
    D’Antoni might be able to turn Eddy Curry into a pro finally!

    Yeah, plus if he actually decides he wants to work for it and actually earn his time, it might possibly make it a bit easier to trade him (though I think his heart problem will still probably scare most teams away).

  3. Ray

    Damn…i thought the opener was today. Im going to have to brew some coffee so i can stay up and watch Oden Vs Bynum.

  4. Nick

    As off topic as the Oden stuff, but I just read the box score from the chicago Cleveland game. Can anyone remember a situation when a team’s (chicago) bench would clearly destroy the team’s starters 5-5. I mean, just no question (at least right now).

    PG: Rose v. Heinrich
    SG: Sefolosha v. Gordon
    SF: Deng v. Nocioni
    PF: Thomas v. Noah
    C: Gooden v. Gray

    In terms of how good they are right now, I give the starters two advantages — Deng and Gooden, and each of those are pretty small advantages (because Nocioni’s good, and Gooden is pretty terrible). Now, there are reasons to believe that, for the future, Rose, Thabo and Thomas will be good, but for this season, it’s pretty crazy….

    (Also, why isn’t Noah starting at center? Weird)

  5. Italian Stallion

    If there is any hope for Curry at all, benching his lazy ass was the right way to maximize the chances.

  6. TDM

    Any chance of unloading Curry for Al Harrington would be welcomed in my opinion. Harrington is asking to be traded and only has a year left and can offer much more in D’Antoni’s system.

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