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09:09 AM ET 08.14 | Center Eddy Curry is increasing his chances of generating serious interest from the Heat. Respected Chicago-based trainer Tim Grover said last week that since Curry's workout with Miami in late June, he has lost another 28 pounds and is now at 300. Curry weighed 350 when he auditioned for Miami in March. Curry intrigues Pat Riley, who might offer him a minimum deal postlockout if he loses another 12 pounds or so.

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August 14, 2011  09:49 AM ET

This is is a set up for Pat Riley to shell dough and blow a roster spot. The question is will he fall into the trap. This is Eddy Curry we're talking about... can he be that stupid?

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August 14, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Stop taking your talent to the buffet line, Bro.

August 14, 2011  10:09 AM ET

We've seen this movie before, and I know how it ends. I have no confidence whatsoever in Curry. Even if he loses the weight, how productive is he going to be on the court? He hasn't played in 3 years, and didn't rebound or play defense. Exactly what are the Heat expecting?

August 14, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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This is is a set up for Pat Riley to shell dough and blow a roster spot. The question is will he fall into the trap. This is Eddy Curry we're talking about... can he be that stupid?

Yes he can. Riley has been searching for a point guard since chasing White Chocolate away in 2005.

August 14, 2011  10:16 AM ET
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We've seen this movie before, and I know how it ends. I have no confidence whatsoever in Curry. Even if he loses the weight, how productive is he going to be on the court? He hasn't played in 3 years, and didn't rebound or play defense. Exactly what are the Heat expecting?

Nothing short of magic - like Lebron's fourth quarter prowess.

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August 14, 2011  10:46 AM ET

I'll believe it when I see it, but if he really is taking this seriously then good for him. He's still young enough that if he is in shape he can still land with a team and contribute. The dearth of big men out there still gives him a shot.

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August 14, 2011  11:50 AM ET
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No one and I mean no one has been close to elite point guard status for the heat since Tim Hardaway.Not even White Chocolate.Chalmers is not all star caliber but he is an all around point guard.Nothing wrong with him at the point.Center remains to be the real issue.And since Shaq/Mourning they have yet to fill that hole in the middle.

Chalmers is a serviceable backup; nothing more. The Heat need a leader at the point--someone capable of running the offense. Obviously they don't have that. In the meantime Riley Coyote has experimented with the likes of Smush Parker, Shaun Livingston, and Mike Bibby. They do need a center, but this team could survive without one if they had the right point guard.

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August 14, 2011  12:06 PM ET
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I'll believe it when I see it, but if he really is taking this seriously then good for him. He's still young enough that if he is in shape he can still land with a team and contribute. The dearth of big men out there still gives him a shot.

Unfortunately your right. Someone will gamble on potential every time; which makes it all the more disheartening that Curry hasn't made the effort before now.

August 14, 2011  12:12 PM ET

no need to force the issue w/ Curry. even if he loses weight, he has a heart problem and not great on D. miami can get away w/ just Joel Anthony at 5 w/c is quite rare for a team. they just need LBJ to learn post moves, develop a solid go to move and improved performance in the 4th. they NEED Spo to improve or find a better coach.

i understand if they are looking for a big but Curry is just a questionable option IMO.

 
August 14, 2011  12:18 PM ET
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I disagree.....wade and lbj bring the ball up and have the ball 95% orlf the time. They don't need a pg to run the offense, cause spo's offense is iso. They, much like the 90's bulls....just need a pg that can shoot when openWhat they do need is a proper system

That's the problem. Wade and LeFlake don't set up any offense when bringing the ball up court. Basically they are trying to create their own opportunities. What good is a system if there's noone running it? They need someone to set up an offense, and occasionally run a play. Take advantage of LeFlake's size and strength down on the blocks. Post him up. This allows Bosh more operating room.

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