NBA Free Agents: Eddy Curry Meets with LeBron James, Doesn't Talk Knicks

Shane DePutronCorrespondent IJune 22, 2010

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 02: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives between Eddy Curry #34 and Nate Robinson #4 of the New York Knicks on November 2, 2007 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 110-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The New York Daily News is reporting that in May, Eddy Curry and LeBron James had a sit-down discussion with regard to Curry's rather than LeBron's future.Β 

In fact, it may have been LeBron doing the actual recruiting for a change, as the conversation focused on the possibility of Curry returning to the Chicago Bulls, where he spent his early years in the league, or joining the Cleveland Cavaliersβ€”two of LeBron's potential destinations.

Curry has one year remaining on his current contract with the Knicks, and he has publicly stated that he would welcome a buyout.

However, such a buyout seems unlikely, as Knicks president Donnie Walsh still believes that Curry can be a useful contributor. Moreover, many people in New York feel that Curry may be further motivated this season, as a strong performance could possibly reward him with a decent contract for the 2011-12 season.

Additionally, the Knicks may potentially look to use Curry's large, expiring contract as trade bait in the near future.

Originally, LeBron had reached out to Curry with an offer to work out together in early May.

It seems that these two players have been in contact with one another due to the fact that they share the same agent, Leon Rose, and are both involved with influential NBA personality William Wesley. Β 

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Nevertheless, only time will tell how free agency pans out, and the possibility remains that Curry and James may become teammates, not only in Chicago or Cleveland, but in New York.