Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 8/29/12

Some people say everybody deserves a second chance.  The Brooklyn Nets say Eddy Curry deserves a 5 billionth chance.  The following courtesy of the NY Daily News…

Eddy Curry may get another chance in New York.

League sources confirmed the Knicks castaway is working out Wednesday for the Nets, who desire a backup for Brook Lopez and are running out of options.

The Nets are also working out former lottery pick Hilton Armstrong at the same time, his agent confirmed, after the 6-11 center impressed during Brooklyn’s free-agent mini camp in May.

Both Curry and Armstrong are free agents hoping for a spot in the training camp, which starts Sept. 29. The Nets can only offer the veteran’s minimum.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Hilton,” his agent, Sam Goldfeder, said. “He’s 100 percent ready for his chance to make the Nets.”

Curry’s inclusion is curious considering his history in New York. After former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas mortgaged the team’s future for Curry in 2005, the 7-0 center ate and underperformed his way to the doghouse.

He signed with the Heat before last season and won a championship, but played in only 14 games (averaging 2.1 points), falling below even 39-year-old Juwan Howard on the depth chart.

Armstrong played in France last season after five seasons in the NBA, where he averaged 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds with the Hornets, Kings, Rockets, Wizards, Hawks.

Adding any amount of serious insight just seems silly, so here are a couple of jokes.  They’re more than a little predictable.

  • What with the NBA’s new allowance of advertisements on jerseys, could Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov be looking to capitalize on the billboard-like space that will be available across Curry’s chest?
  • Wait… you’re telling me that all I have to do to get back to the league is have a better workout than Eddy Curry? –Hilton Armstrong on his opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Billy King is probably convinced that Curry has a lot of inside information on the Heat… or the best places to eat in New York.  One or the other.
  • The Nets are loaded with talent, but they lack championship experience.  Having backed up Juwan Howard for 83 minutes last season, Curry brings invaluable veteran savvy to any locker room.
  • I’m kind of surprised Curry would even show up for something called a workout without some sort of guaranteed, monetary reward in place.  A shot at the vet’s minimum doesn’t seem like it’d be enough motivation for the ol’ boy to break a sweat.
  • Curry must not be aware of the recent ban that New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg placed on large sodas.  Yo, Eddy, he wants to ban salt too!
  • Assuming the Nets will be better than the Knicks, what better way to rub it in than to not only beat them, but to insert Eddy Curry when the lead reaches 20?
  • Billy King wants to prove that it is possible to sign a worse rebounder than Brook Lopez.

You know, I kind of hate that Curry’s become such a laughingstock.  I’m not ashamed to admit that I used to enjoy watching him play as a member of the Knicks (before he really ballooned) and the Bulls.  However, even I can’t help but participate in the fun making.  The way he’s been able to hang around in the league is nearly as ridiculous as Mike Sweetney getting annual invites to Celtics camp.

Man, these GMs are somethin’ else, aren’t they?  They’re like teenage girls chasing the so-called “bad boy” when it comes to disappointing seven footers—it’s like they can’t resist the urge to try and turn a Curry or a Darko into something they’ll never become.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M players have 'chip on their shoulder'

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres

Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Jim Tressel once sent touching note to family of Michigan OL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sony cut 'Concussion' scenes to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

Report: David Feherty won't be back at CBS Sports

Warren Moon: RG3 needs to start taking the blame

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ohio State downplays revenge talk ahead of Va. Tech rematch

WATCH: D-backs pitcher fails on quick pitch attempt

Ex-FSU WR Snoop Minnis trolls rival Florida in great way

Suspicous photo may lead to drug test for CC Sabathia

How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

Report: Bills GM 'went rogue’ in cutting Fred Jackson

Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison

Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

One of Clemson’s 1981 national championship trophies broke

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker