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    Default Greatest news of the 07-08 season: Curry to have season ending surgery

    Eddy Curry is likely to have season-ending knee surgery after an MRI revealed a vertical cartilage tear in his right knee.
    The plan is for Curry to take a few days and see if the swelling goes down, and then make a decision on whether to play on or have surgery. But with nothing left to play for, it would make sense for Curry to have the procedure now. He’ll need 4-6 weeks to recover, so he should be fine going into next season. With Curry out, David Lee should see more stable playing time the rest of the way, while Randolph Morris will also get a long look from the Knicks. Officially, Curry has been ruled out for Monday’s game, and is questionable for Wednesday in Miami.


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    So does this mean Isiah's going to start Malik Rose at center for the rest of the year?

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    Yikes. That's not looking good.

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    I'm curious why someone would say Curry having a season ending knee injury is great news.

    Eddy Curry has been Coached wrong his entire career except for his last season with the Chicago Bulls when Scottie Pippin became part of the Bulls Coaching Staff and "6.11 Curry & 7.0 Chandler" became the first three quarters Frontcourt Force to reckon with. And having Rookies Deng or Nocioni at the SF spot made the Bulls oposition think twice about doubling Curry.

    The Knicks Coaching Staff went hay wire at the hiring of HOF Coach Lenny Wilkins. And hiring the HOF Player Hater Coach Larry Brown a year after the USA Team condemed him as being finished really brought extreme havoc into the Knicks Coaching Staff and organization.

    Curry best season in the NBA was when he played beside a Defensive PF in Chandler & Davis with a rebounding slasher SF Deng or Nocioni.

    The Knicks got a defensive PF in Randolph Morris this offseason to play alongside Curry. And had three rebounding slasher SF in Lee, Balkman, and Chandler to play alongside of the Curry & Morris frontcourt.

    When Portland drafted Center Greg Oden, and traded PF-Zach Randolph that draft night, then paid Francis a $30 million buy out.
    What does that say about Zach Randolph? other than he is damage GOODS.

    The Knicks coaching staff had two seasons to be knowledgable and wide aware of whom Eddy Curry needed beside him as his main PF for this 2007-8 season (Lee or Morris, or both together).
    The conditions on the trade for Zach Randolph (and why Portland traded him) automatically put Zach Randolph in the position to come off the Knick bench alongside Balkman, Nate, and Chandler.

    The poor defense that was shown from both Curry & Zach during the Preseason games, should've had the Knicks coaching-staff working with the frontcourt Tandem of Curry & Morris, and Zach & Morris.
    That would've gave the Knicks the oportunity to run big lineups early in the season putting Lee at SF, and Balkman, Chandler, or Q.Rich as SG with Nate or Collins at the PG. By midseason lineups with Nate, Crawford, Q.Rich, Chandler, and Balkman, could've been dangerous 8 minute running lineups.

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    let me know when the good part of this news comes out

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    Originally Posted by datruth
    let me know when the good part of this news comes out
    If Randolph Morris plays more, then its great news. Im hopin we dont have to watch malik take stupid shots, and here whoevers broadcasting go on about his "leadership" and other great things that he supposedly brings

    Datruth....do you post on sohh.com?

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    The only good news is that now atleast we can see Morris gets some burn, like someone has already said. But honestly the season is over, and at this point the only good news is if we land a top 3 pick in the draft, but there is really no news that is going to save this season....except ofcourse the dismissal of a certain GM and Coach.

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    This is not good news. If Curry has season ending surgery, that means he won't be able to pass a physical, which means we'll most likely be stuck with Curry for the 2008-2009 season. In addition to Curry's knee problems, he also has heart problems, and as Paris correctly points out, he's a 300 lb. wide load. It was already gonna be hard to get rid of Curry, considering how much he's declined from last year.Now that he's having surgery to go along with it, it's going to be nearly impossible to trade him.

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    Default Curry's Injury


    ABCD makes a good point. Curry's injury diminishes his trade value. It also makes it less likely that, for once, he will use the off season to get into shape.

    He is young enough, if motivated enough, to change his body from fat to a defined fit and to increase his endurance by multiples in the off season. Now he has an excuse and will likely show up next year just as fat and soft as he is now. What a waste of talent.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    I'm curious why someone would say Curry having a season ending knee injury is great news.

    Eddy Curry has been Coached wrong his entire career except for his last season with the Chicago Bulls when Scottie Pippin became part of the Bulls Coaching Staff and "6.11 Curry & 7.0 Chandler" became the first three quarters Frontcourt Force to reckon with. And having Rookies Deng or Nocioni at the SF spot made the Bulls oposition think twice about doubling Curry.

    The Knicks Coaching Staff went hay wire at the hiring of HOF Coach Lenny Wilkins. And hiring the HOF Player Hater Coach Larry Brown a year after the USA Team condemed him as being finished really brought extreme havoc into the Knicks Coaching Staff and organization.

    Curry best season in the NBA was when he played beside a Defensive PF in Chandler & Davis with a rebounding slasher SF Deng or Nocioni.

    The Knicks got a defensive PF in Randolph Morris this offseason to play alongside Curry. And had three rebounding slasher SF in Lee, Balkman, and Chandler to play alongside of the Curry & Morris frontcourt.

    When Portland drafted Center Greg Oden, and traded PF-Zach Randolph that draft night, then paid Francis a $30 million buy out.
    What does that say about Zach Randolph? other than he is damage GOODS.

    The Knicks coaching staff had two seasons to be knowledgable and wide aware of whom Eddy Curry needed beside him as his main PF for this 2007-8 season (Lee or Morris, or both together).
    The conditions on the trade for Zach Randolph (and why Portland traded him) automatically put Zach Randolph in the position to come off the Knick bench alongside Balkman, Nate, and Chandler.

    The poor defense that was shown from both Curry & Zach during the Preseason games, should've had the Knicks coaching-staff working with the frontcourt Tandem of Curry & Morris, and Zach & Morris.
    That would've gave the Knicks the oportunity to run big lineups early in the season putting Lee at SF, and Balkman, Chandler, or Q.Rich as SG with Nate or Collins at the PG. By midseason lineups with Nate, Crawford, Q.Rich, Chandler, and Balkman, could've been dangerous 8 minute running lineups.
    If you want Curry to be the starting center, you need two things.

    1. A defense oriented PF that can help out, rebound, and block a lot of shots.

    2. A SF and SG that can hit from the outside (including 3 pointers) at a high enough percentage that it makes double teaming Curry very difficult.

    The strategy is then to dump it into Curry and allow him to score his 20 or so points per night (like he started doing again as soon as Randolph was out) and to have him kick it out IF he gets doubled to someone that can actually hit from the outside in the upper 40% range.

    The Knicks suffered badly for two reasons this year.

    1. Randolph was the worst possible player to put next to Curry (even though he's a legit 20-10 guy and could be valuable elsewhere) because he shares many of Curry's weaknesses.

    2. QRich couldn't hit the broad side of a barn and they have no SF that is a good outside shooter. Guys like Balkman are good, but not with a guy like Curry on the floor unless there are other good outside shooters on the court. Lee can't shoot from outside and Crawford takes way too many bad shots. We have none.

    Randolph is a better all around player than Curry, but IMHO, if we can move Randolph and get either a dominant defensive PF or sharp shooting SF it would be better than getting rid of the wide load.

    Morris is not the answer at PF (as someone suggested). He's a center. If he develops into a better player than Curry that's great. We can play him and bench Curry, but he's not really a PF.

    Perhaps Chandler will develop into a good outside shooting SF.

    That's what these last few games are about. We need to see what Morrris and Chandler can do so we know who to draft and what to trade for.

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    Originally Posted by Oldtimer
    ABCD makes a good point. Curry's injury diminishes his trade value. It also makes it less likely that, for once, he will use the off season to get into shape.

    He is young enough, if motivated enough, to change his body from fat to a defined fit and to increase his endurance by multiples in the off season. Now he has an excuse and will likely show up next year just as fat and soft as he is now. What a waste of talent.
    I know. Curry has the potential to be a top 5 center in the league. But he will never reach his potential, because he cares more about food and money than he does about basketball. In my opinion, if you're making millions of dollars and are on a team's starting lineup, the least you could do is stay in shape and give it 100% every night.But I guess this is asking too much from a guy that eats 50x more calories than he burns.I would have respect for Curry, if he weighed 20 pounds less and if he at least tried to play defense. But he doesn't, which is why I show no mercy, when it comes to criticizing Curry.

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    Default We need Curry to play,

    For one reason, he has to prove he has some sort of value so we can ditch his fat ass and his fat ass contract.
    I do like that maybe Chandler and Morris will se more time because of this. Not so excited about Rose seeing more time. He's peeked he's done, it's over for him. If he didn't cost 8 mill per he could go play somewhere else and be a productive role player for a contender. But he is useless on this team. We don't need a defensive role player, we need a defensive stud.

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    Another evil thread. Besides the obvious reasons stated above that this injury further reduces Curry's trade value, to wish or cheer because a player on your team gets hurt is just wrong. Metro, I thought you were involved with boxing, so as a fellow athelete you cheer when another athelete has a major injury???? From your own team nonetheless??? Ever heard of a thing called KARMA???

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    Originally Posted by MSGKnickz33
    If Randolph Morris plays more, then its great news. Im hopin we dont have to watch malik take stupid shots, and here whoevers broadcasting go on about his "leadership" and other great things that he supposedly brings

    Datruth....do you post on sohh.com?
    nah, i do post on boxden though but this is not good news, now curry will be home wit a cast eating all kinds of shyt wit no kinds of excersize

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    Curry has no work ethic or passion for his profession; therefor as an athlete, someone who studies exercise and coaching and just an passionate Knick fan, I cannot respect Eddy. Anyone who respects or actually "likes" Curry obviously has no work ethic or passion for what they do themselves, and are also fat.

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