James, according to a source, has contacted Knicks center Eddy Curry
about working out together at some point during the offseason. There
may be nothing more to it than the fact that James and Curry are
represented by the same agent, Leon Rose. James and Curry also have close ties to noted NBA power broker William Wesley, whom the Knicks put in charge of Curry's workouts last summer.
But Curry's involvement in the Knicks' recruitment of James is
interesting since the veteran center has had a famous falling-out with
head coach Mike D'Antoni, which began as far back as D'Antoni's first practice with the Knicks.
On the one hand, Eddy Curry can't be real happy in NY right now. He's on the last year of his contract, and he clearly won't be going back there after it's over. In that case, it's hard to envision him really selling the Knicks hard as an organization to play for particularly given the way D'Antoni has taken a crap on him after Isiah Thomas handed the keys to the franchise to him.
That being said, I'm not sure this really helps the Bulls much either. What does Curry think about his time on the Bulls in retrospect? Does he harbor ill will towards us? Does he think badly of Paxson for trading him or how he was treated with his heart? Who knows.
Maybe the team that comes out best from this is Miami, if there's any impact at all.