Isiah's Folly: Why Curry trade makes little sense for NY

John Hollinger argues that Eddy Curry's production and upside do not justify the price the Knicks are paying in dollars and players. Curry passed his physical with the Knicks on Friday.

Updated: January 18, 2006, 1:16 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

Editor's note: This article was published on Oct. 6, 2005.

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Risk and reward. That's what most NBA deals come down to when long-term contracts are involved -- how much risk a team is taking in adding a large contract, compared to the potential benefit if the player lives up to his billing.

And the Knicks' trade for Eddy Curry on Tuesday, a trade that was finalized when Curry passed his physical on Friday, like nearly every other deal Isiah Thomas has made since ...

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