Postgame: Curry (1-19-12)

Eddy Curry speaks after his first HEAT start

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Shootaround: Eddy Curry (1/19/12)

Eddie Curry discusses his status for the Los Angleles Lakers game.

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Training Camp Day Two: Eddy Curry

Eddy Curry speaks the day he signed with the Miami HEAT

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2011-12 Miami HEAT Intro Video

The Miami HEAT organization welcome fans to take a look at their brand new 2011-12 Intro Video

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  • Position: Center | Height: 7'0" | Weight: 295
  • Years Pro: 9
  • Birthdate: 12/5/82 (Harvey, IL)
  • High School: Thornwood (South Holland, IL)
  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft (fourth overall) by the Chicago Bulls…traded to the New York Knicks along with Antonio Davis in exchange for Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney, two future second-round draft picks, a 2006 conditional first-round draft pick and the right to switch future first-round draft picks on Oct. 4, 2005...traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Anthony Randolph and cash considerations in a three-team, 13-player trade that also sent a future second-round pick from Denver to Minnesota; Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams from Denver to New York; Corey Brewer from Minnesota to New York; Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, a future first-round pick, two future second-round picks and cash considerations from New York to Denver and Kosta Koufos from Minnesota to Denver on Feb. 22, 2011...was waived by Minnesota on Mar. 1, 2011...signed by the HEAT as a free agent on December 10, 2011.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 511 regular season games (410 starts) during his nine-year NBA career and has averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 25.4 minutes while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 64.2 percent from the foul line...has missed 189 games due to injury/illness, 53 games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, 41 games as a DNP-CD and two games due to an NBA imposed suspension...has scored in double figures 338 times, including 116 games with at least 20 points, eight games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance...his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 29 (Dec. 27, 2006-Mar. 2, 2007)...has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 56 occasions...his longest stretch of consecutive games grabbing double-figure rebounds is three (Dec. 2-6, 2006)...has recorded 55 double-doubles and his longest stretch of consecutive games registering a double-double is three (Dec. 2-6, 2006)...is the Knicks' all-time leader in field goal percentage...has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in six of the seven seasons in which he played at least 50 games…has finished in the top 15 in the NBA in field goal percentage five times…has 100 multi-block and 17 multi-steal games...has yet to appear in an NBA postseason game.

    2010-11 SEASON:

    Split the season between the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves but did not appear in a game...missed the first five games of the season (Oct. 27-Nov. 5) with New York due to a strained right hamstring and then was a healthy scratch on the inactive list the next 49 games before being dealt to Minnesota...missed four games as a healthy scratch for Minnesota before being waived.

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Came off the bench in each of the seven games in which he appeared for the Knicks and averaged 3.7 points (.381 FG%, .588 FT%), 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes...missed a total of 62 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on 13 occasions…missed the first 10 games of the season (Oct. 28-Nov. 13) with a torn right plantaris muscle...missed seven games from Nov. 25-Dec. 6 with a sore left knee and three more from Jan. 13-16 before undergoing arthroscopic debridement to remove loose cartilage in his left knee on Jan. 18 which caused him to miss the next 23 games (Jan. 18-Mar. 8)...missed seven games with a sore right calf (Mar. 12-23) before sitting out the final 11 games of the season (Mar. 26-Apr. 14) with a torn myofascial band in his right calf...also missed one game (Jan. 3) due to a stomach ailment...scored in double figures once...his final game of the season was Dec. 17 at Chicago...Season Highs: 10 points (at Indiana, Nov. 18), four rebounds (twice), one block (at Charlotte, Dec. 15) and 15:50 minutes (vs. Boston, Nov. 22).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Was limited to three games (all off the bench) with the Knicks and averaged 1.7 points (1.000 FG%, .333 FT%), 1.3 rebounds and 4.0 minutes…missed a total of 63 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on 16 occasions...missed a total of 55 games due to a sore right knee (four from Nov. 2-9, 25 from Nov. 14-Jan. 6 and 26 from Jan. 10-Mar. 4) and eight games due to left knee pain (Mar. 31-Apr. 15)...Season Highs: three points (at Utah, Mar. 3), two rebounds (at Dallas, Jan. 8) and 6:48 minutes (at Utah).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Saw action in 59 games (58 starts) for the Knicks and averaged 13.2 points (.546 FG%, .623 FT%), 4.7 rebounds and 25.9 minutes…was a Knicks tri-captain…missed a total of 23 games due to injury…sat out one game (Dec. 5) with a sprained left ankle, two games (Feb. 1-2) with flu-like symptoms, one game (Mar. 8) with a sore right knee and spent the final 19 games of the season (Mar. 10-Apr. 16) on the inactive list after an MRI on Mar. 9 revealed a small vertical cartilage tear in his right knee which caused him to undergo arthroscopic surgery on Mar. 17…fell three made field goals short (needed 300) of qualifying for the NBA leader board in field goal percentage, snapping a streak of five straight years in the top 15 in the league…ranked second on the Knicks in field goal percentage, free throw attempts and blocks…topped the Knicks in points 11 times and in rebounds twice…scored in double figures on 40 occasions, including 12 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…scored his 6,000th career point vs. Minnesota on Nov. 4…appeared in his 500th career game on Mar. 5 vs. Cleveland…Season Highs: 29 points (at Chicago, Jan. 8), 12 rebounds (twice), four blocks (at Chicago, Jan. 8), two assists (six times), two steals (twice) and 38:21 minutes (at San Antonio, Jan. 4).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he saw action for the Knicks and averaged 19.5 points (.576 FG%, .615 FT%), 7.0 rebounds and 35.2 minutes…missed one game (Jan. 26) due to a sore left calf…ranked among the NBA leaders in field goal percentage (4th), scoring average (23rd) and rebounds per game (29th)…recorded single-season career highs in minutes, points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and steals and tied his career high in games played and assists…both his 57.6% field goal percentage and his 659 free throw attempts marked the second-highest single-season totals in Knicks history…led the Knicks in games played, starts, minutes, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, points and scoring average…topped New York in points a team-high 27 times and in rebounds 17 times…scored in double figures a career-high 70 times, including career highs in 20-point games (42), 30-point games (6) and 40-point performances (1)…scored in double figures in a career-high 29 consecutive games from Dec. 27-Mar. 2 and recorded a career-best 11 consecutive games with at least 20 points from Nov. 24-Dec. 13…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 18 times and posted a career-high 18 double-doubles…scored his 5,000th career point at Sacramento on Jan. 2…logged his 10,000th career minute on Jan. 22 at Miami…grabbed his 2,000th career rebound on Dec. 9 vs. Milwaukee…tallied career highs in points (43) and field goals made (17) at Milwaukee on Apr. 7…recorded a career high in minutes played (53:50) at Detroit on Dec. 27…Season Highs: 43 points (at Milwaukee, Apr. 7), 15 rebounds (vs. Memphis, Dec. 4), three assists (twice), three steals (vs. Orlando, Feb. 20), three blocks (twice) and 53:50 minutes (at Detroit, Dec. 27).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Started 69 of the 72 games in which he saw action for the Knicks and averaged 13.6 points (.563 FG%, .632 FT%), 6.0 rebounds and 25.9 minutes…missed 10 games due to injury/illness…sat out five games (Nov. 23-Dec. 2) with a strained left calf, four games (Dec. 16-23) with a sprained left ankle and one contest (Mar. 13) with a stomach virus…ranked second in the NBA in field goal percentage…led the Knicks in starts, field goal percentage, free throw attempts, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds, double-doubles and blocks and ranked second in free throws made and games played…topped New York in points 13 times and in rebounds on a team-high 20 occasions…scored in double figures 56 times, including 12 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 10 occasions and amassed 10 double-doubles…his season-high 29 points at Orlando on Dec. 28 mark the most points he has scored in a game as a non-starter…Season Highs: 29 points (at Orlando, Dec. 28), 15 rebounds (vs. Phoenix, Jan. 2), five blocks (twice), two assists (four times), two steals (at Milwaukee, Dec. 30) and 42:45 minutes (vs. Phoenix, Jan. 2).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Started 60 of the 63 games in which he appeared for the Bulls and averaged a team-leading 16.1 points (.538 FG%, .720 FT%), 5.4 rebounds and 28.7 minutes…missed a total of 17 games due to injury and sat out the first two games of the season (Nov. 5-6) as a result of an NBA suspension…sat out three games with a left hamstring strain (Mar. 16-19), one game (Mar. 30) with flu-like symptoms and the final 13 games of the regular season (Mar. 31-Apr. 20) with an irregular heart beat…ranked fifth in the NBA in field goal percentage…set a single-season career high in free throw percentage…led Chicago in scoring average and field goal percentage and ranked second in free throw attempts and blocks…topped the Bulls in scoring 19 times and in rebounds on eight occasions…scored in double figures on 54 occasions, including 19 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds six times and recorded six double-doubles…Season Highs: 27 points (vs. Indiana, Mar. 26), 13 rebounds (vs. Indiana, Dec. 18), five blocks (at L.A. Clippers, Mar. 13), three assists (at New Orleans, Jan. 5), two steals (twice) and 44 minutes (vs. Sacramento, Feb. 15).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Appeared in 73 games (63 starts) for Chicago and averaged 14.7 points (.496 FG%, .671 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 1.14 blocks and 29.5 minutes…missed eight games due to injury and one as a DNP-CD…sat out seven games from Dec. 16-27 with a left knee bone bruise and one game (Mar. 10) with a right thigh bruise…ranked among the NBA leaders in field goal percentage (13th) and blocks per game (33rd)…set single-season career highs in assists and blocks…led the Bulls in field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted and blocks and ranked second in field goals made and attempted, points scored and scoring average…topped the Bulls in points 20 times, in rebounds on 12 occasions and in assists twice…scored in double figures on 56 occasions, including 19 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 10 times and tallied 10 double-doubles…recorded a career-high six blocks vs. Golden State on Feb. 28…Season Highs: 28 points (at Toronto, Mar. 19), 14 rebounds (three times), six blocks (vs. Golden State, Feb. 28), five assists (at Toronto, Mar. 19), two steals (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 1) and 47 minutes (vs. Golden State, Feb. 28).

    2002-03 SEASON:

    Started 48 of the career-high 81 games in which he appeared for the Bulls and averaged 10.5 points (.585 FG%, .624 FT%), 4.4 rebounds and 19.4 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD once (Dec. 28)…led the NBA in field goal percentage while recording a single-season career high…was the first Bull to lead the NBA in field goal percentage since Artis Gilmore in 1981-82…was the only player in the NBA to average double figures in scoring despite averaging under 20 minutes a game…led the Bulls in scoring 10 times and in rebounds in eight contests…scored in double figures 40 times, including 12 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds six times and recorded five double-doubles…Season Highs: 31 points (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 15), 15 rebounds (vs. Seattle, Apr. 1), four blocks (vs. Atlanta, Feb. 28), three assists (twice), two steals (three times) and 47 minutes (vs. Seattle, Apr. 1).

    2001-02 SEASON:

    Appeared in 72 games (31 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 6.7 points (.501 FG%, .656 FT%), 3.8 rebounds and 16.0 minutes…did not miss a game due to injury but was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…ranked among the NBA rookie leaders in field goal percentage (3rd), rebounds per game (12th) and scoring average (15th)…ranked second on the team in blocks and third in offensive rebounds…led the Bulls in scoring twice and in rebounds seven times…scored in double figures 21 times…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and posted four double-doubles…made his first career start vs. Charlotte on Jan. 15…made his NBA debut vs. Indiana on Oct. 31…Season Highs: 19 points (twice), 14 rebounds (vs. Washington, Mar. 1), three blocks (twice), two assists (six times), one steal (16 times) and 37 minutes (vs. Washington, Mar. 1).

    HONORS:

    2002-03: Led the NBA in field goal percentage.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Eddy Anthony Curry Jr…nicknames are "EC" and "E-City"…is the son of Eddy Curry Sr. and Gayle Curry…wife is Patrice Curry…has four sons (Eddy Curry III, Reign, Noah and Reidan) and three daughters (Reigan, Reiganna and Brandi)…has one brother (Jason Curry) and two sisters (Nicole Curry and Beth Curry)…owns a Chicago-based clothing line called Zoohigh Clothing…says something most people don't know about him is that he loves art…in his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and watching basketball…would like to be involved in an effort to help curb childhood obesity and also to mentor bullied children…was the youngest draftee in Bulls history (18 years old)…had accepted an athletic scholarship to attend DePaul University before deciding to bypass college and go directly to the NBA after his high school career ended…his idols growing up were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Gale Sayers…was named "Mr. Basketball" in Illinois his senior year at Thornwood High School and was the MVP of the 2001 McDonald's All-American game…as a child he enjoyed participating in tumbling and gymnastics…bought and distributed tickets to local youth groups for his own ticket section while playing in both Chicago and New York…wears size 17 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 53:50, vs. Detroit (12-27-06)
    FGM: 17, two times (last: at Milwaukee, 4-7-07)
    FGA: 24, vs. Milwaukee (12-9-06)
    3-PT FGM: 1, two times (last: at Milwaukee, 4-7-07)
    3-PT FGA: 1, two times (last: at Milwaukee, 4-7-07)
    FTM: 13, two times (last: vs. L.A. Clippers, 2-6-07)
    FTA: 16, two times (last: at Cleveland, 3-23-07)
    OR: 8, vs. Washington (3-1-02)
    DR: 12, four times (last: vs. Memphis, 12-4-06)
    TOT: 15, three times (last: vs. Memphis, 12-4-06)
    AST: 5, at Toronto (3-19-04)
    STL: 3, vs. Orlando (2-20-07)
    TO: 9, vs. Minnesota (4-6-07)
    BLK: 6, vs. Golden State (2-28-04)
    PTS: 43, at Milwaukee (4-7-07)