Could former Knicks center Eddy Curry be making a return to the Big Apple next season?!
Have no fear, Knicks fans. It’s not what you think. After helping resurrect the NBA career of Gerald Green last season, Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears is reporting that the Nets are looking for yet another diamond in the rough.
Fresh off winning an NBA championship with the Miami Heat, Curry is apparently looking to further his career despite playing sparingly last season. The big man is reportedly working out for Brooklyn’s newest squad today along with Hilton Armstrong.
Because the Nets were ultimately unable to make a trade for Dwight Howard, the team kept a good deal of its depth for next season. Despite having Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries back on board, perhaps the Nets could still find minutes for Curry in the rotation.
The Heat took a chance on Curry last season as the team looked to build up depth at the center position. The former Knick had a long road back but still managed to appear in 14 games. He served as the starting center in New York from 2005-2008, before being dealt in the Carmelo Anthony trade after barely hitting the hardwood from 2008-2010.
Another player (perhaps one holding a bit more promise) with a Knickerbocker connection getting an NBA workout this week is GWU standout Tony Taylor Jr.
In addition to reporting exclusively last week that Taylor Jr. worked out for the Knicks, KnicksJournal.com was also told the Celtics were among the teams considering the Sleepy Hollow native for a spot in training camp. Taylor Jr. will reportedly have his opportunity to shine for Boston brass tomorrow, as he is scheduled to have a formal workout.