> "It's going to take some patience to work, some hard work," Curry said. "We're two players who need the ball to make our
> presence out there. It's going to take some work. I think they're trying to look for me."
Do not get me wrong. Both Thomas and Marbury have done some bone headed things. The Knicks doubtless would be better off with Jerry West as GM, Rick Carlyle as coach, and a true point guard with less "talent" than Marbury.
However, the quote above shows that Eddy Curry has learned exactly ZERO in his previous six years as a "professional". The Knicks would have a chance at becoming winners precisely when Eddy Curry learns how to and desires to be effective and contribute without the ball.
Just imagine the Knicks, if Eddy Curry consistently put in the defensive effort that Andrew Bogut gave in the fourth quarter of Friday's game.
Combine this with the fact that, despite the offseason hype and the encouraging weight-loss, Curry is still not in NBA shape (according to Greg Anthony on the Knicks-Celtics gamecast - and a guy has to be pretty badly out of shape for a national broadcaster to admit it). Put simply, if he had the upper-body development of the average NBA player, Eddy Curry would not be getting stripped of the ball and having his layups rejected by 6-1 point guards. Just look at Curry's arms and shoulders, and then look at any NBA player whom you admire. The difference is obvious; the conclusion is shameful.