The Miami Heat may not have been able to close out last season in winning fashion—losing in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks; however, drawing in top-notch players is their specialty.
On Thursday, former Memphis Grizzlies small forward Shane Battier announced via Twitter that he will line up this season as the latest addition to the Heat alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Shortly after, center Eddie Curry had accepted an invitation to attend training camp, which opens Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Curry will arrive with a veteran's minimum deal of just over $1 million.
Gaining a center was in much need for the Heat as Curry will be a new addition to their rotation of just Joel Anthony and second-year rookie Dexter Pittman.
Here’s some issues the Heat should take into consideration on Curry
Weight Issues: First off, Curry has difficulties controlling his weight, which has at times approached 400 pounds, and was reportedly close to 350 in March.
Health Issues: Then, there’s his heart. The Chicago Bulls traded him to the Knicks in 2005, after concerns about a cardiac condition.
Selfish issues: The Knicks gave up on him because he didn't care enough, especially about dirty work like rebounding and defense.
Little playing time: In addition, in the last three seasons, Curry has played only 10 games with injuries. With his lack of playing time there is a great possibility of starting out rusty and with a 66-game season, the Heat can’t afford to be held back.
Off-court issues: Curry had a salacious sexual harassment suit filed by a former chauffeur.