10 San Antonio Spurs that never played a single minute

Fans may struggle to remember these Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs, Luis Scola
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3. Eddy Curry

Curry was drafted straight out of high school fourth overall by the Bulls in 2001. The seven-footer had a unique blend of size and athleticism that earned him the nickname “Baby Shaq” and created plenty of expectations. Curry was supposed to be a star and help the Bulls recover following three abysmal years after The Last Dance in 1998.

It never happened. The Bulls did make the playoffs in 2005, which was Curry’s final season in Chicago, but they were bounced in the first round. The seven-footer was traded to the Knicks in the offseason and had three strong seasons before things fell apart.

Injuries and weight struggles plagued Eddy Curry as he should have been entering his prime. He played just 26 games after his 26th birthday over five different seasons. The big man could not stay on the floor. He was part of the Heat’s championship team in 2012, but Curry only played in 14 games and a total of 83 minutes.

The San Antonio Spurs signed him in Oct. of 2012 but released him just 22 days later after he did not make the opening night roster. Curry played two games for the Mavericks in the 2012-13 season, which would be his final year in the NBA.

Eddy Curry never quite panned out into a superstar, but the seven-footer is trying to help the next generation (subscription required) learn from his mistakes.