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June 12, 2009

Curry shutting down workouts

After wowing Knicks management Wednesday, Stephen Curry isn't planning any more pre-draft workouts beyond one previously scheduled with the Washington Wizards, his father, Dell, said at a Bobcats workout Friday.

 Yes, that's a clear indication Steph wants to be a Knick, and would prefer the seven teams drafting before New York pass over him. The Currys see Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo system as a great fit and whatever salary Steph would lose initially by lasting to No. 8, he'd make up several times over with the marketing opportunities New York represents.

Don't get the wrong idea; this process is still in the hands of the teams, not the player. But there's no doubt where Steph Curry wants to play.

Posted by Observer Sports on June 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM | Permalink


And it also basically means the Knicks have told him he won't get past them if he makes it to #8.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 12, 2009 12:02:38 PM

I am surprised that some players make it publicly known which team they want to be drafted by. If they are drafted by a different team than they have to put there foot in their mouth and tell a lie to smooth things over with there new team fan base.
If he does make it to the Bobcats I would prefer they skip him.

Posted by: Leonard | Jun 12, 2009 12:07:01 PM

Watch out for Heri. If he finds this place he will destroyed this blog like he has all the Knicks blogs.

Posted by: Knicks fan For Life | Jun 12, 2009 12:49:55 PM

The Knicks will sign Rubio.

Posted by: Michael | Jun 12, 2009 12:51:06 PM

for all his antics i hope he slides to the second round. you cant pick and choose who you play for as a rookie. just be thankful you have the chance to play in the nba at all. hes no better than those bums like bryant, roy and the chinese bum the bucks drafted and now the nets are stuck with.

Posted by: the voice | Jun 12, 2009 12:51:13 PM

I really don't think Steph Curry has done anything inappropriate. What's wrong with saying where you'd like to play? And it's totally his business who he chooses to work out for. It's not as if he's suggesting he'd refuse to play if another team drafted him.
Steph is a nice, smart kid. I don't think he's looking to offend anyone.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Jun 12, 2009 1:27:52 PM

bonnell its manipulative and greedy. its greedy because he wants the knicks due to the potential for earnings from being in new york city. the uptempo speed has nothing to do with it. the sixers got out and ran last season. i dont see him lobbying to be taken 17th. its not about offending anyone. its about giving everyone an equal chance to evaluate him. what if a team like the sixers wanted him and had a chance to trade into the top 5 to get him but he had refused to work out for them. he or probably his agent is trying to manipulate the process for their greater good. dirty play. hope he drops like a rock.

Posted by: the voice | Jun 12, 2009 2:34:31 PM

Personnally, I do no see anything wrong with it. If you or I were looking for a job, would we have to interview with a company that we did not want to work for?

Don't get me wrong, I understand the purpose of the draft and why it is the way it is, but why she he have to interview with every team.

Posted by: JR | Jun 12, 2009 2:49:20 PM

The Voice, you don't know what you're talking about. This happens every year. Follow sports more closely before commenting again.

Posted by: Bannon | Jun 12, 2009 2:53:04 PM

D.J. Augustin chose not to work out for the Bobcats last spring. Obviously that didn't dissuade them from drafting him and everything worked out for both team and player.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Jun 12, 2009 3:22:43 PM

Rubio won't last that far, Michael.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 12, 2009 4:16:17 PM

bonnell did augustin refuse to workout for the bobcats or was he not asked? i dont remember him ever shutting it down like curry has.

Posted by: the voice | Jun 12, 2009 4:29:06 PM

see link...Augustin's agent directed him away from Bobcats.


Posted by: BlockParty | Jun 12, 2009 4:45:53 PM

He doesn't have to last that far. The Knicks can trade for Rubio. Heri will be along to tell you all about it!

Posted by: Michael Myers | Jun 12, 2009 5:48:37 PM

Voice, the Sixers ran an uptempo scheme last year but they will not this year with Eddie Jordan and the new coaching hire. He runs closer to a slow-paced Princeton offense. Mike D'Antoni of the Knicks wrote the SSOL book and is the premier coach for the uptempo system so I am not surprised by Stephen Curry shutting it down. Plus, he is a friend of LeBron and hopes to play with him in 2010.

Posted by: Knick Fan | Jun 12, 2009 6:23:23 PM

I just farted.

Posted by: THall | Jun 12, 2009 8:00:34 PM

If Stephen Curry dosn' get chosen by th NEw york Knicks then the raptors will get him. I hope kniks dont get him plese..

Posted by: Sean | Jun 12, 2009 8:49:14 PM

Mike Dantoni talked to me and said he inst intrested in Stephen he is more intrested in Ruboi.

Posted by: Sean | Jun 12, 2009 8:50:29 PM

NY is a tough place to play. If Curry ends up there and doesn't have an immediate impact, he will wish he was drafted by another team. Big markets have advantages and disadvantages.

Posted by: Seth Curry | Jun 12, 2009 9:39:30 PM

I believe that Curry is a perfect fit for my Knicks. I also believe that the Knicks will make some major trades during the NBA draft that could change their status as a losing team. The bottom line is that the Knicks under D'Antoni and Walsh, will be one of the teams to beat in the east pretty soon.

Posted by: Carlos | Jun 13, 2009 1:33:27 AM

Carlos - the Knicks are a team to beat now. In fact, everyone is getting in on the act...

Posted by: Keith | Jun 13, 2009 10:38:03 AM

haha...this is funny because the W's will end up taking Curry if he is there and ruin the Knicks party.....too bad NY.

Posted by: darkknight01 | Jun 18, 2009 2:14:47 PM

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