Though Netw3rk, an astute basketball fan who takes his observations to Twitter, equates Eddy Curry preseason optimism to the beginning of a horror movie, where everything seems perfect, Curry is making a legitimate case for the Spurs’ final roster spot.
We have only three preseason games, in which he has earned a start, to judge the mercurial Curry so it isn’t the most reliable sample size. Still, Curry is averaging 7.7 points, 4.7 rebounds while shooting 56.3% from the field.
That should mean something right? Curry believes so as he is confident that he will make the Spurs roster.
“I feel I’m in a good situation,” Curry said. “I worked hard this summer. Every game it’s just about showing everybody what I can do. I’m trying to focus on defense and rebounding, trying to play in the system and soak up as much as I can.
“I think I’m going to make it. Until they tell me I’m not, I feel like I’m part of this team.”
But unlike forwards Derrick Brown and Josh Powell, multiple NBA teams have already expressed interest in Curry. A safety valve, if you will.
Keeping six big men, which would represent 40% of the roster, doesn’t seem practical. But it could be justified if Curry is able to produce in short bursts. Plus, it would also allow the Spurs front office to trade DeJuan Blair, whose in the final year of his rookie contract, in a package deal for an asset without compromising frontcourt depth.
Spurs fans just have to caution themselves: Sometimes really nice things, like cabins, are too good to be true.