NBA Rumors: Eddy Curry Could Be Miami Heat's Savior?

Chris MaddenAnalyst IIOctober 17, 2011

DENVER - NOVEMBER 17:  Head coach Isiah Thomas talks with Eddy Curry #34, Zach Randolph, and Quentin Richardson #23 of the New York Knicks during a break in the action with the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center November 17, 2007 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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NBA rumors abound as the NBA lockout has left a real void of basketball action.  Fans of the NBA are feverishly searching for the latest news about their favorite team.  Despite many players going overseas to play for European leagues, there is no shortage of NBA trade rumors and other news to keep fans satisfied.

The latest NBA rumor to hit cyberspace comes to us from  The website reports that the Miami Heat are looking to fill several roster spots for the 2011 season. 

They are considering signing Eddy Curry to one of those open spots.  That's right, I said Eddy Curry. 

The Miami Heat, who struggled with cohesiveness all last season is considering signing one of the most lazy, selfish and disappointing NBA athletes of all-time.  Eddy Curry should help their team cohesiveness a whole bunch...

But wait, maybe I'm rushing to judgment.  According to Tim Grover, a Chicago based trainer, Curry is in "excellent shape". 

Why do I doubt that.  Eddy Curry can't stay in shape during the NBA regular season, but we are supposed to believe that he got ripped with all this time off.  Tim Grover could be the second coming of Jack Lalanne for all I know.  I still do not believe that Curry is in "excellent shape"


It was also reported that Curry weighed 350 lbs in March and 300 lbs in August.  However, Grover declined to give Curry's weight currently.  Red flag alert!


I'm not sure why the Miami Heat would be looking to sign a player like Curry, with his history.  His effort and motivation have been akin to a three-toed sloth.  Not the kind of dead weight you want your team carrying on their back.  Especially since this team is poised for another NBA finals run.

There are also other quality NBA free agent centers out there.  Tyson Chandler would be the best of the bunch.  Wouldn't that be a coup for Miami?  To steal Chandler away from the Dallas Mavericks.

The price tag on Chandler could be too high though.  Not to worry, there are bargains out there too. 

How about Samuel Dalembert in a Heat jersey blocking shots into the stands on a nightly basis? Or maybe the image of Joel Przybilla grabbing rebounds and bricking free throws is appealing to you?

Kwame Brown is just waiting to be signed so he can miss shots and clang dunks of the back of the rim for the Miami Heat.

On second thought, maybe the Miami Heat should take a look at Eddy Curry!