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Eddy Curry Traded To Timberwolves As Knicks Unload Contracts

It's hard to see Eddy Curry as anything more than a contract dump as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. The Knicks, as part of a three-team deal with the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves, built a trade around Anthony, dumping Curry and Anthony Randolph on the Timberwolves for Corey Brewer. With Amare Stoudemire holding down the center spot, there was little need for Curry, who's been a disappointment over the last two seasons in New York while playing just 10 games total.

In Minnesota, Curry gets a fresh start, though it's unlikely he makes any kind of impact either now or in the future. The 2010-2011 season marks the final year of his contract and the Timberwolves have little need for the center. Set to make just over $11 million over the rest of the season, Curry instantly becomes Minnesota's biggest contract problem, more than doubling the next highest earner.

In just seven games, Curry is averaging 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game. Last season, Curry appeared in just three games, barely registering any statistics of note. In fact, he hasn't been relevant at all in New York since the 2007-2008 season, his third year in New York.

For more on the deal, check out our Carmelo Anthony trade StoryStream. To connect with Timberwolves fans, check out Canis Hoopus.