In sports, it's usually hyperbolic to use the word 'tragic.' But it fits with Eddy Curry, who is 7-0…
Mavs Q-&-A With Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry zipped into town in time for a 75-minute Friday shootaround, a cram course in the Dallas Mavericks playbook, and a meeting with the media before Friday night's preseason finale against the Bobcats at the AAC:
On the probability that, given Dallas' injuries, he will start tonight at 7:30 when the Mavs host the Charlotte Bobcats:
"I'm just going to out there and play. I know what I can do, they're giving me the opportunity to do it and I'm just going to make the best of it.''
On how his style of play can help Dallas:
"I can be a presence down low, especially with Chris being out, Dirk being out. I'm just trying to help them out and give them a physical presence.''
On his climb back into the game, which included winning a title last year in Miami (even though he wasn't a postseason contributor):
"It was still a heck of an experience. Something a lot of players don't get to do.''
On his weight (as we've reported, he seems to be 100 pounds lighter than a few years ago, the 7-footer now listed at 295):
"Uh, man, I don't know. I ain't weighed myself today so I can't really tell you that. ... "I feel great physically. My conditioning is great. I just finished training camp and took a couple days off to rest the muscles.''
On considering joining Dallas earlier this summer before accepting an invite to Spurs camp, where he was released this week:
"I talked to them this summer, so I knew there was some interest there,'' Curry said. "Once (the Spurs) waived me, I kind of knew this was going to be a situation for me. … Obviously a great organization, great players and just a great opportunity. … I'm just glad it all worked out.''
On his goals:
"I just want to have an impact this time. Leave my imprint on the game. … I want to win another championship.''
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