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In Focus: Eddy Curry

Eddy Curry during Media Day in 2001 (his rookie season, left) and 2012. (Getty Images)


By Andy Gray

Eddy Curry was cut by the Spurs on Tuesday. While there is a chance he may be picked up by another team (as the old adage goes, you can't teach height), it may also mark the end of Curry's disappointing NBA career. Drafted No. 4 overall by the Bulls in 2001, he battled weight problems and (as the above photo illustrates), seemed to grow in size with each passing season. Whether Curry plays another NBA game remains to be seen, but few can argue that his vast potential wasn't fully reached. Here's a look back at Curry's frustrating career.

Eddy Curry (right) makes a move against Tyson Chandler during a December 2000 game between Thornwood High School (South Holland, Ill.) and Dominguez High School (Compton, Calif.). (AP)



Chandler and Curry pose during a photo shoot before their rookie season. Chandler was selected No. 2, two picks before Curry. (Todd Rosenberg/SI)



Curry was maturing into a solid player in Chicago before an irregular heartbeat forced him to miss the last 13 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs of the 2004-05 season. (Greg Nelson/SI)


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In October 2005, Curry was traded to the Knicks, where he teamed up with Stephon Marbury. In his first season in New York, Curry averaged 13.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. (Greg Nelson/SI)



The following season, Curry blossomed under new coach Isiah Thomas, averaging career highs in points (19.5), rebounds (7.0) and minutes (35.2), including a 43-point outburst against Milwaukee. (AP)



Last December, Curry signed a one-year contract with Miami. He played a total of 83 minutes in 14 games with the Heat. He was active for just one playoff game, but won a championship ring for his effort. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)



Curry and Andre Iguodala fight for a loose ball during a Spurs-Nuggets preseason game earlier this month. Curry spent less than a month in San Antonio before being released. (AP)