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    Is it just me or is Eddy Curry one of the dumbest basketball players you have ever seen? He has so much talent and ability but plays the game with the brain of a retard. He gets soooooo many Offensive fouls and makes some real dumb ass mistakes. I really hope he gets going pretty soon because I think if he starts playing like he did last year with the Bulls, we will win a lot of games. The Knicks came back and won against Seattle, if they had a healthy Curry out there dominating and demanding the double, then they would be so much better.

    Also Jerome James must think really highly of himself, and not realize how baldy he blows. I have read multiple quotes in articles about him saying "how much Seattle misses him because he is a 'presence'". Also he said the Knicks missed him because of his inside game and all this other nonsense.......This guy is a bum, in the Seattle game he made one or two nice plays and had a block. WOW buddy you are such a contributor, i hope he turns it around because he coiuld help the team, but I doubt the Knicks missed him and I doubt Seattle misses him because he is overpaid as hell, and looks fat as **** out there.

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    butler seems to show the most promise, younger than all of them but aside from fouls, probably plays the most like a true center. curry has been through a lot with the heart thing in chicago and i think nows the time to put that behind and play like an all star. the potential is there, he has to work on d, rebounding, playing smart, and free throws.

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    Originally Posted by pyotrveliky
    butler seems to show the most promise, younger than all of them but aside from fouls, probably plays the most like a true center. curry has been through a lot with the heart thing in chicago and i think nows the time to put that behind and play like an all star. the potential is there, he has to work on d, rebounding, playing smart, and free throws.
    This above response was posted in December 2005, when Jackie Butler was really into his first season in the NBA, playing like Raw Rookie Bynum but better when on the court with Rookie Frye and Lee.
    These Three Guys (C-Butler, PF-Frye, SF-Lee) was supposed to be the Knicks Second-Unit frontcourt lineup in their second season together in the 2006-7 season.
    If this second-season frontcourt lineup was their last season with Rookie Balkman off the bench too, the Knicks would have had a successful Post Season making it to the second round.

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    well we dont know about butler because SA doesnt give him much playing time. i stand by that he could be a better center. he has the athleticism, height, length and strength to be an impact center on offense and defense. (this is based on the limited action i saw him in play in). i dont think a lineup of butler frye lee balkman and say marbury would be a nice ass startnig squad. the thing was also that we had jackie butler for cheap and didnt have to give up so much to get him, as compared to curry. i think for that reason we had to stick with this particular investment and thats why butler was traded or let go. your point about jerome james is moot. the team had no center because kurt thomas just got traded to phx. we had no true center on the team with kurt and without him we were more screwed. we didnt know we were gonna get curry then so to insure we at least had one big body he signed JJ. sure he overpaid but it was a panic move to make sure we had some big man. obviously it was a bust but you cant be perfect every time.

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    by now we all know that u all think jerome james is not worth his money, but this was his best game so far. 15 minutes, 4 of 6 shooting, 9 points and 5 boards. actually not that bad.

    together the centers made a contribution of 19 points, 8 boards, 8 of 11 shooting and 2 blocks, but a poor performance from the foul line (3-11).

    not great numbers, but especially considering the foul shooting, this is something to work with.

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    Well both centers seem to be a bit out of shape and I think they will get better as time goes on. Curry does need to smarten up a bit ... I mean not even Shaq gets that many O Fouls..

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    shaq has a much bigger rep, part of it comes from the fact that hes not an established star yet.

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    Either Jerome James is one funny man, or he is seriously delusional!!! lol

    Snippet from DIME magazine
    In an article we saw yesterday, Jerome had this line about missing Seattle: "I wish I could have been (there) to help Robert Swift out a little more. He looks like he needs it." Then James had this one about playing PF next to Eddy Curry: "I’ll go out and defend the fours. I’m not looking to score 20 points, but I am looking to get 10 blocks, 10 rebounds and six fouls." Finally, here is Jerome’s response to the criticism he’s taken in New York: "It’s early. Before it’s all over, they will be chanting my name and lifting me up on their shoulders and carrying me around the building." ...

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    curry has not lived up to what this trade was said to be. sweetney has been doing great, i dont understand this knicks cant get a break

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    Did you guys check out that article on ESPN regarding the grading of the offseason acquisitions.

    Curry received a C-, which is understandable since he was inactive for some time due to injury.

    James received a F-, and I gotta be honest to say that I agree at this point. He has been absolutely horrible and a waste of our MLE.

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    Originally Posted by hoop115
    Did you guys check out that article on ESPN regarding the grading of the offseason acquisitions.

    Curry received a C-, which is understandable since he was inactive for some time due to injury.

    James received a F-, and I gotta be honest to say that I agree at this point. He has been absolutely horrible and a waste of our MLE.
    I may be wrong but it looked like Curry tried his best to carry the load, especially late in the seaseon when we were plagued with injuries. So Curry, in my book, could have got a C or even a B. Whereas James deserved his F- because when he got playing time he seemed not to care that he picked up 3 quick fouls, and he basically made his playing time into screw off time.

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    The fact is that J.James is a fat overpaid bum, Curry on the other hand is going to be a monster. He is what 26 he is a beast and with Mark Agwire in his ear, a little more work and he is an allstar for the next 7 or 8 years.

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    I agree. Curry just needs to work on the mental things of the game such as rebounding mentality, being aggressive, and his defensive mentality. We all see flashes such as this...





    Don't know why it shows two videos at a time but anyways...at least we have two low post bigs that have a lot of potential for the future...

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    yeah obviously theres potential but there arent that many clips of curry doing much on d. hopefully he realizes we need him to if we want to win.

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    We don't need Curry to grab 24pts 11rebs...we need him to grab 16pts 14rebs 2blk...a night...we need him to be a truly DEFENSIVE FORCE in the middle...we got enough other players on this team who can score the basketball!

    What we don't have is that Goliath in the middle who can block and rip rebounds down like it's lunch time.

    His ass also needs to hustle more back on the defensive end, which brings into question his conditioning once again..I wouldn't mind working as the KNICKS trainer...I know plenty of military training exercises that can whoop these guys asses into shape at the end of the day.

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