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Last week, Eddy Curry was waived by the Spurs. Tomorrow, he’s likely to start for the Mavericks. Against Dwight Howard. On National TV.
According to ESPN, Coach Rick Carlisle has declined to confirm his starting lineup for Tuesday night’s contest. However, every indication is that Eddy Curry will be jumping center less than 24 hours from now. Earlier today, the Mavericks ruled Chris Kaman out of tomorrow’s game, citing a strained right calf. They also cemented Curry’s roster spot by waiving Delonte West. Like I said, every indication.
Assuming Curry does receive the starting nod, he’ll face Dwight Howard for the first time in approximately four and a half years. When the two last butted heads in March of 2008, Curry finished with just 9 points and 5 fouls. In fairness, Curry had been more competitive against Howard in November of that same season when he managed to score 19 points in 36 minutes. And, in the season prior, E-City posted a remarkable average of 21 points over three games against Dwight. Admittedly, one of his fatal flaws is reflected by a 5-rebound average… but, for what it’s worth, the Knicks did come away victorious from two of those three games.
All things considered, I think it’s fair to say Curry has experienced a relative degree of success against the NBA’s premier defender. While he may be five years and a few pounds removed from said success, I still believe this makes him the obvious choice over a spindly Brandan Wright.
Just four days removed from waivers, Eddy Curry faces a substantial challenge. With it comes great opportunity. Consider me intrigued.
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The Dallas Mavericks will kick off the NBA season tonight in Los Angeles. They will face a Lakers team that will likely be without their star, and the Mavericks will be without their star. Kobe Bryant is not expected to play tonight, and we know Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to play. In anticipation of the NBA season's start, here are your Dallas Mavericks' injury...
According to The Dallas News, the Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Delonte West. NBA teams were to submit their final rosters and for the Mavericks, Delonte West was not on that finalized list. With that said, Delonte West’s stint with the Mavs is officially over. West was actually suspended by the Mavs twice in the last couple of weeks. The team did not state why he...
Delonte West has had so much promise throughout his nine-year career, but his off-court issues continue to haunt him.
West was waived by the Mavericks on Monday while the team cut its roster to 15 players according to the Dallas Morning News. West had been suspended by Dallas twice in the last two weeks, first for a locker room outburst and again for conduct detrimental...
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks have waived forwardcenter Melvin Ely and forward Chris Douglas-Roberts, leaving them with still one roster move to make by Monday.
The moves Sunday came only a day after Ely and Douglas-Roberts signed non-guaranteed contracts, and before they had even practiced with the team.
That leaves Dallas with 16 players on the roster, one over the limit...
NBA teams have to shave their rosters down to 15 men in anticipation of the start of the season. The Dallas Mavericks, as part of this roster cut, have released Delonte West. West was not injured, but he was not someone the team felt they needed to have. In fact, his recent suspension all but ensured the guard would not be with the team when the season opens in Los Angeles...
Tweet After two preseason suspensions and a bit of drama, the Dallas Mavericks have officially waived guard Delonte West, per multiple sources. West was suspended for a second time during training camp Thursday October 25 and took to Twitter to express his feelings about the situation: The Mavs later claimed center Eddy Curry off of [...]
Before the Mavs-at-Lakers season-opening tipoff Tuesday, Dallas GM Donnie Nelson told me the goal 'is to protect the hill until our Big German cannon is back in our arsenal.' And then the Mavs won, 99-91, and Dirk Nowitzki tweeted from back home in Dallas: '1-and-0. As expected. On to the next one.'
And for one night, at least, the hill is protected. The hill is...
NORWAY, Maine – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have waived former Boston Celtics guard Delonte West from the team. West, who has had two stints with the Celtics during his eight-year career, had been suspended by the Mavericks twice during the month of October for conduct detrimental to the team. According to ESPN [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Darren Collison scored 17 points, Brandan Wright added 14, and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the Lakers debuts of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash with a 99-91 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
O.J. Mayo had 12 points as the revamped Mavericks pulled off a stunner in their opener, comfortably beating the star-studded Lakers without any help from injured Dirk...
ESPN Dallas is reporting that the Mavericks have officially waived Delonte West. After suspending Delonte twice within a two week period for conduct detrimental to the team, they have officially waived him. The move will allow them to keep Eddy Curry on the roster as a fill in for Dirk until he recovers from knee surgery.
Sources said the Mavs were concerned that West was negatively...
Disappointing playoff outcomes led the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks to retool their rosters in hopes of again rising to the top of the Western Conference.
Each team, though, surrounded its long-standing - yet ailing - superstar in different manners.
Kobe Bryant's status is up in the air and Dirk Nowitzki won't play as these new-look squads open their seasons...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant expects to play opener vs.
Dallas Mavericks despite sore foot.