Amico: Eddy Curry drawing interest from Blazers, Bucks, Bulls, Hornets

By Quixem Ramirez

Jan. 25, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace (6) is defended by Miami Heat center Eddy Curry (34) in the third quarter at The Palace. Miami won 101-98. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Eddy Curry is not a lock to make the San Antonio Spurs roster but it is certainly a lot closer than originally believed — contradicting his last place finish in ESPN’s NBA ranking project this year.

Curry was deemed out of shape and incapable of rediscovering his physical gifts. He has not played a meaningful NBA game since the 2007-08 season, where he started 58 games for the New York Knicks. Expecting anything other than a colossal failure would have been pretty idealistic.

As it turns out, the Spurs have received competent production from Curry. Compiling seven points and two rebounds in nine minutes against Montepaschi Siena doesn’t indicate that he is acclimated to the NBA level nor does it mean he will be a productive big. It merely shows that he may not be a long cause. And given his track record, that is important.

That — and the fact that he is still seven feet tall — has several teams interested in the 10-year veteran Curry. According to Sam Amico’s Sulia feed, the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets are reportedly keeping tabs on his progress this preseason.

The negative connotations associated with Curry’s name are not going to be easy to shed. But it can be done and Curry is hoping the Spurs will bring out the best in him.