March 20, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Eddy Curry (34) reacts during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Armstrong To Greece, Eddy Curry Available

The Nets ramped up their search for a backup center this week by working out Hilton Armstrong and Eddy Curry. Today, Armstrong announced on Twitter that he is signing a contract with Panathianakos of Greece.

Armstrong played in France last season. His last NBA sting was in the 2010-2011 season, in which he played 41 games for the Wizards and 12 for the Hawks. Over his NBA career, he averaged 3.1 PTS and 2.6 REB: so, he was probably a very unappealing option for the Nets.

The free agent market for centers is slim and the Nets are considering Eddy Curry. Of course, Curry ran into weight, laziness, and injury problems over his very unfortunate 5 seasons with the Knicks. Curry rode the bench throughout the playoffs for the Heat last season and earned his first championship ring. Curry turns 30 years old in December. If the Nets signed him, it would be interesting to see if he or Jerry Stackhouse would receive the smallest amount of playing time.

Darko Milicic is probably also still available. He is another unappealing option.

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  • Jonah

    Wow I am very surprised that Curry is only 30 years old. I really, really hope that the Nets do not sign him. It will make them more of a joke and he won’t even help because he won’t be given any playing time even though the Nets don’t have a backup center. If not having a backup center becomes a problem once the season starts, they can make a trade with one of their many guards and future draft picks or call up someone like Jeff Foote from the D-league.

  • raphaelastrow

    Actually I miscounted, he’s only 29. He turns 30 in December. Still, he is probably extremely slow.