At first, the idea of bringing in Eddy Curry sounded a little too desperate as far as my perspective saw it. I knew the Miami Heat were struggling at the center position and anyone capable of moving their feet would help.
But bringing in Curry may only add to that problem since he's played 10 games since 2008 and is just coming off of a year where he was out of work and not one team gave him a workout.
That is until the Miami Heat gave him one in March, then another during the offseason. At the time of his first workout, Curry weighed in at a whopping 350 pounds and was nearing the point of obesity for a man who stood at 6'11". He would shed some weight upon his next workout, but it still wouldn't be enough for Pat Riley since he asked that Curry weigh below the 300-pound threshold before they could begin negotiating.
In August, Curry was reported to be 300 pounds, and we haven't heard from him since. If he did manage to keep up the pace with legendary trainer Tim Grover (the same guy who got Dwyane Wade back into shape after his injuries), Curry should be well below that threshold and should be brought in for another workout with the Heat before eventually signing at the veteran's minimum if he has managed to stay the course.
The fact that he has shed more than 50 pounds as an attempt to make it back into the league is enough to show me that Curry is committed. He's willing to own up to his mistakes in the past at the end of his tenure with the New York Knicks by shedding the weight he gained during his time there (and in his retirement) and attending several workouts with the only team to give him one in the Heat.
Curry's not going to be a savior, but he is going to directly address a number of the Heat's problems. Here are five reasons why he'll turn out to be the perfect fit for his potential new team.