LOL, I have gone over this in my head for awhile, and I know I'm gonna get it for this but......I really think Eddy Curry could help us out significantly! Ok stop laughing and give me a chance to explain.
Ok first off the idea that he is a franchise player is over! I think it was a nice try by Isiah but he just isnt that sought of player, he doesnt have the qualities needed to lead any team. Having said that I can see him a pretty nice role player. Last year was a bad year for him and he put up 14 pts and a pathetic 4 rebs per in 25 mins. Those are horrible numbers for a player dubbed the frachise player, but, very solid role player numbers. Now we all know that Eddy's production fell because he played a long side of Zach Randolph, but ofcourse now it isnt an issue anymore. Now I'm not suggesting we start him, I think even those days are gone for Eddy Winslow, but David Lee and Mike Dantoni talked about inserting him in to help wear down big men at the end of the game and I think they may be on to something.
Now there are still some very big hurdles to overcome; 1.Eddy has yet to practice with the team since the regular season started, not to mention he was already out of shape and Dantoni said he isnt playing Eddy until he is in playing shape. Translation: Eddy may not be seen until sometime around the trade deadline!
2. Eddy will need to do what he has never been good at...pass!: Ok lets just say Mike D and our trainers can get him in decent shape (stop laughing again!), the deal breaker would have to be the fact that Eddy simply cant pass the ball! But if Mike Dantoni can make a halfway decent passer out of Zach it isnt completley improbable to think he can do the same for Eddy is it?
Look all I know is that currently we have zero scoring options in the post. I think that 3 pt shooting will win us games but we need to score more consitently inside, and there is no one better on the block on our team than Eddy!
Look I know Eddy's lack of work ethic has pissed off most Knick fans and I'm still one of them who are pissed with him but Mike is going to have to realize that he is no Dwight Howard nor Amare, but he is the best he has on the team in regards to low post scoring...bottom line as much as I hate Jerome James (and beleive me I really hate him) if I thought he could somehow help us I would be all for it!