he's take huge strides this year, give em some time
Yes folks, while we see guys like Oden, Howard, and Bosh blossom right infront of our eyes, we'll have Curry. Isiah will force feed Curry minutes every night, regardless of how many negatives Curry has to contribute to this team. Isiah will play Curry as much time as possible just to prove the Curry deal was a legit deal, disregarding our playoff hopes.
I think Isiah truely believes Curry and Crawford are going to improve. Probably thinks they are magically going to become elite basketball IQ players who don't turn the ball over and play position and help defense.
As long we depend on Curry, we will be a losing basketball team. We will suffer from the same problems. Turnovers and defense. Curry is a strong offensive role player. Nothing more. He can't carry a franchise.
For all that Eddy gives us offensively, he takes away on the denfensive end with not challenging shots, not playing position defense, and his lazy foul attempts.
Rebounding? Well some of our best rebounders Lee and Richardson weren't even playing, and Curry only gets 6 rebounds. 7 rebs per game in 35 minutes per game is poor. Not even using stats, you can indicate Curry's poor rebounding skills in the game. Hell, people are stupid enough to say Dirk doesn't know how to rebound and is soft? Curry can't even position himself. All Curry focuses on 100% is getting in post to go one on one to score.
Turnovers? Well we know Curry's tendacy to get trapped in double teams. He's been in the NBA for 6 years, yet his basketball IQ is so low. Curry demands the ball, but never makes passes for his teammates who are open most of the time. If Curry was more aware, he could average 2 assist a game easily. That would benefit the offense so much. We can't forget about the offensive turnovers.
I'm 5"10 and I can guard the paint better than Eddy Curry. Guards like Chris Paul will always be in the paint when we have a center like Curry. Defensively, I've never seen an all around bad defensive center in my life.
If there was a garbage sports magazine, Eddy Curry would get 5 trashcans.
Last edited by metrocard; Mar 16, 2007 at 23:27.
he's take huge strides this year, give em some time
looking at curry this year, i agree it looks like he has improved but actually his number's this year are very similar to his last year in chicago...
stat's don't lie...
Metro I got a question though... Who on this team would you possibly considering building around? Because there is no franchise player on this team. And please god please don't respond by staying Marbury. He's playing well and would be a nice second option on a good team but thats all.
It's simple were a bad team and Curry plays no D but if we ever want to be a good team he's going to be the key. Agile 7 footers don't grown on trees. Plus everybody rips Curry for being 6-11 and having no defensive presence. Wat about ripping Fyre for doing the same thing. Atleast Curry does it on the offsensive side.
u can't teach " O " which curry brings to the table, but " D " can be taught, but the student must be willing ... i am not sure that curry is willing...
if he becomes even 1/2 decent on "D", u def. build around this guy.
Curry really shouldn't have an offseason... he already has great footing for a big man so if his D gets better it should be a wrap.... and he can get rid of some fat(maybe give some to his buddy Crawford)..... and maybe hit some weights to become the true beast he could be.
I think anyone that is 285 pounds and 6-11 can make easy baskets. How about you? For some reason Curry isn't making clear opportunities like we all want him to, even if he averages 19 points per game. your photoshoped pictures are funny but come on he's trying to loose weight.
Frye doesn't get 25 touches a game like Curry. Frye sucks, we already know this.
Do you want to build your team around Eddy Curry? If Eddy Curry is "considered" a "franchise" player, he's the worst in the NBA. Building your team around the worst primary option in the NBA isn't going to get you great sucess. Quoted from Borat.
curry has done significant progress and his weight is good, compared to last year, he is in great condition, he playing 30 plus minutes for the first time in his career
The fact of the matter is Curry obviously has been struggling the last few games, but on a whole if your not happy with his progress this year your nuts. Hes an agile 7 footer who drops 18 ppg game. He's never going to be Patrick Ewing, but i'd take him over 80 percent of the centers in the league right now.
Getrealistic is right. There are only 3 or 4 Centers in the league worth talking about. Shaq, Yao, and Dwight Howard. Shaq is on his way out. Once that happens there is no real dominate beast inside. I'd build around Curry. Curry and Marbury are a solid one two punch. As far as I'm concerned we only need one other scoring option and every one else should focus on defense and rebounds.
I wouldn't write Frye off just yet. He's had a bad year and should be considered in a trade for the right player, but he's a good role player. His focus needs to be on rebounds and shot blocking.
We're a running fast break team. Without Curry, we look so much better on the court. Watching the Knicks play the raptors today. The offense ball movement is so much cleaner and less turnover prone. The defense is MUCH more agressive, active and effective. There are more fastbreaks and rebounds. We make extra passes on offense. Guys like Balkman and Marbury become more invovled which is better for the team.
Isiah is just pimping Curry.
Don't compare Curry to the top centers in the league, the man is just an offensive role player. He's not all star material. I never seen Curry hit a jumpshot as a Knick. Curry's offensive game is one dementional and predictable.
GetRealistic, can you take your head out of Isiah's ass for once? Progression? Curry is the same guy, but with more minutes. Isiah is just playing Curry more to make the Chicago deal look like it was in his favor. If Curry was on the Spurs, Mavericks, he wouldn't get as many minutes as he gets as a Knick. Curry doesn't play position defense or help defense. His passing and offensive awareness is terrible. He doesn't know how to play winning smart basketball. If he did, we would be a .500 team. We're a SG and a C away from being legit. Unfortunately, our SG and C are Crawford and Curry two players who don't play to win, they just play for themselves. No Crawford, no forcefeed passes to Curry. Curry can't create for himself or his teammates, he need to rely on perfect passes.
Stop hyping Curry. Marcus Camby >>> Curry.
We should ship Curry off to some fool while he's hot. His value is high as it can get, next year teams in the NBA will realize his inferior ability to rebound, play defense, shoot and pass.
I agree Don and GetRealistic...if you want to trade Curry for a downgrade, "YOUR favorite Center"-type of player then I'm glad you aren't the GM. I'm praise god that Isiah is the GM because if half of the people on this site such as ballsinyourjaws oh I mean metrocard lol...were given a chance to run a team, they would run it to the ground with their horrible ideas and trades. I heard someone would trade Curry for Okur...OKUR?? The guy sits on the three point line. How many rebounds would get then? Okur is definitely not a good option. Okur is a powderpuff...