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Curry, Eddy
Background
A four-year NBA veteran at age 22, Eddy was acquired by the Knicks during the first week of 2005-06 training camp...One of the game’s most promising young big men...Averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and shot .529 over 23.1 minutes in four seasons with Chicago...Started 202 of his 289 games as a Bull...A .529 career shooter (1,334-2,520), Eddy has ranked among the NBA’s Top 15 in FG pct. in each of the last three seasons (first in 2002-03, fifth in 2004-05)...Owns 49 20+ scoring games, two 30+ efforts and 25 career double-doubles...Missed final 13 games of 2004-05 regular season as well as Playoffs due to an irregular heartbeat...Youngest draft pick in Bulls history...Bulls’ first round pick (fourth overall) out of Thornwood (IL) High School in 2001 NBA Draft.

MILESTONES IN SIGHT: Eddy needs 11 games played for 300 career, 586 rebounds for 2,000 career and 586 points for 4,000 career.

2004-05 (Bulls): In fourth and final season in Chicago, helped lead Bulls to 47 wins and first Playoff berth since 1998, despite missing season’s final month due to an irregular heartbeat...Averaged team-and-career high 16.1 ppg with 5.4 rpg (third on team) over 28.7 mpg in 63 games (60 starts)...Fifth in the NBA with a .538 FG pct. (393-730), marking the third straight year he’d ranked among the League’s Top 15 in shooting...Shot a career-best .720 from the line (226-314)...Season Highs: Points: 27 (Mar. 26 vs. Indiana); Assists: 3 (Jan. 5 at New Orleans); Rebounds: 13 (Dec. 18 vs. Indiana)...Led Bulls in scoring 19 times, rebounding eight times...Notched 18 20+ point games and six double-doubles...Had at least four offensive rebounds 10 times...Season-high 27 points (9-11 FGA) vs. Pacers on Mar. 26, 2005 (his second-to-last game of season)...Season-high 13 rebounds (five offensive) vs. Pacers, Dec 18...Logged season-high 44 minutes vs. Kings, Feb. 15 (25 pts, 12 reb)...Missed first two games of season due to NBA suspension...During March, missed three games due to strained left hamstring; also missed one game in Jan with flu-like symptoms...Missed the final 13 games of the regular season (Mar. 31-Apr. 20) due to irregular heartbeat (last game appearance was on Mar. 28 vs. Memphis; 25 pts, 4 reb, 36 mins)...Not on Bulls’ 2005 Playoff roster.

Year-By-Year: 2001-02 (Bulls): In rookie season (18 years old when season started), averaged 6.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and shot .501 from the field over 16.0 minutes in 72 games (31 starts)...Led Bulls in FG pct. (.501) and ranked third among NBA rookies...Double-figure scoring 21 times (season-high 19 points twice)...Had four double-doubles...Season-best 14 rebounds vs. Wizards, Mar. 1, 2002...DNP (CD) 10 times.

2002-03 (Bulls): Led the NBA with a career-high .585 FG pct. (335-573)...Became the first Bull to lead the NBA in a major stat category since Michael Jordan in 1997-98 (scoring, 28.7 ppg) and first Bull to pace League in FG pct. since Artis Gilmore in 1981-82 (.652)...Notched 10.5 ppg and 4.4 rpg over 19.4 mpg in 81 games (48 starts)...Only player in the NBA to average double-figure points despite not averaging 20+ minutes...Notched 16.6 ppg on .621 shooting in 33 games following the All-Star break...Hauled in a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Sonics, Apr. 1, 2003...Scored a career-high 31 points (14-16 FGA) in season finale vs. 76ers, Apr. 15, 2003.

2003-04 (Bulls): Enjoyed busiest pro season to date...Over 73 games (career-high 63 starts), notched 14.7 ppg and career-high 6.2 rpg over career-high 29.5 mpg...Ranked 13th in NBA in FG pct. (.496 on 417-840)...Logged career highs in total minutes (2,154) and total points (1,070)...Led Bulls in scoring 20 times, rebounds 12 times...Had 10 double-doubles...Had game-highs 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Bulls to 16-point win at Utah, Feb. 4, 2004, snapping Bulls’ 26-game road losing streak vs. Western Conference...Notched career-high six blocks vs. Warriors, Feb. 28, 2004...Averaged 17.3 points in his final 35 games, including season-high 28 points at Toronto, Mar. 19...Had season-high 14 rebounds three times; notched 1,000th career board on Mar. 20, 2004 vs. Knicks...Missed eight games due to injury (seven with left knee bone bruise, one with right thigh bruise)...DNP (CD) once.


Personal

COMMUNITY CORNER: Steady presence among Chicagoland youth community during his Bulls tenure...Served as co-sponsor of Bulls’ “3C” charity ticket section (with Tyson Chandler and Jamal Crawford), which donated 30 tickets to each home game to youth groups...Served as co-chairperson for Bulls Holiday Heroes program...Active in Bulls’ Read-To-Achieve program and participated in Reading Time Outs at Chicagoland firehouses and at the Lincoln Park Zoo...In Oct 2002, hosted a Back-To-School assembly for 400 students at Chicago’s Herbert Elementary School...Co-hosted the Bulls’ 2001 Scholars Jam, a celebration of seventh and eighth grade students who completed the Bulls/Chicago Public Schools elective program.

PERSONAL: Eddy Curry Jr...As a child, his parents and family referred to him as “Little Eddy”, as he is named after his father...Wingspan of 7-6.5...Illinois State “Mr. Basketball” while a senior at Thornwood High in 2000-01, leading Thunderbirds to the Class AA state title game...MVP of 2001 McDonald’s All-American Game (28 pts)...Had accepted a full athletic scholarship to DePaul University prior to deciding to turn pro (made formal announcement following EA Sports Roundball Classic in Evanston)...While growing up, played recreationally with future teammate Quentin Richardson...Enjoyed participating in

Home Career Season & Totals Season Splits Game Logs Bio
Balkman, Renaldo POS:32 -Forward
Chandler, Wilson POS:21 -Forward
Collins, Mardy POS:25 -Guard
Crawford, Jamal POS:11 -Guard
Curry, Eddy POS:34 -Center
James, Jerome POS:13 -Center
Jeffries, Jared POS:20 -Forward
Jones, Fred POS:2 -Guard
Lee, David POS:42 -Forward
Marbury, Stephon POS:3 -Guard
Morris, Randolph POS:33 -Center
Randolph, Zach POS:50 -Forward
Richardson, Quentin POS:23 -Forward-Guard
Robinson, Nate POS:4 -Guard
Rose, Malik POS:31 -Forward
 
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