According to the NY Times, Eddy Curry suffered a shoulder injury in practice. Supposedly he has full range of motion, but there is pain. Curry will miss the first preseason game, but more interestingly the injury was caused by David Lee. It seems that Lee is actually fighting for more playing time. More from the article:
With Curry out, the Knicks are suddenly thin at center. Jerome James has had a sore left knee throughout training camp and will probably be in street clothes Monday. Coach Isiah Thomas could slide Randolph to center (and use Lee at power forward), or start the second-year pro Randolph Morris.
None of those pairings will generate as much intrigue, however, as the Curry-Randolph tandem, which the Knicks hope will be the most dominant in the league.
Wow I never thought I’d see the word “thin” with the name “Jerome James” in the same paragraph. And I’m sure there are a few readers here that think the Lee/Randolph or Morris/Randolph front court would be more intriguing. Am I the only one that thinks the Curry-Randolph pairing is going to be uneventful? They both might suffer a little scoring-wise, but other than that not much is going to change in their per minute stats.