Monday, November 9, 2009
Slimmed Down Eddy Curry to Practice Tuesday
By Chris Sheridan
NEW YORK -- Knicks center Eddy Curry will scrimmage with the team Tuesday for the first time since injuring his calf muscle on the first day of training camp.
And here's the big news, according to Knicks president Donnie Walsh: Curry's weight is "way down."
Walsh refused to attach a specific number to Curry's actual weight, but noted it was "way down" from the 317 pounds that Curry weighed at the beginning of training camp.
The Knicks are not putting any kind of a timetable on returning Curry to game action, but the best-case scenario would allow coach Mike D'Antoni to at least showcase Curry for a few minutes Friday night when the Golden State Warriors come to Madison Square Garden.
Golden State remains one of the league's most active teams in trade talks as they search for a deal to send Stephen Jackson packing, and the Knicks -- still anxious to clear additional cap room for the summer of 2010 -- would gladly get involved in any kind of three-way discussions in which Curry and/or Jared Jeffries could be dealt for players with expiring contracts.