Choosing Powell or Curry


The San Antonio Spurs definitely need to add more size to the roster. We’ve known that for years. This year, they have some options, but definitely a tough choice.

Josh Powell and Eddy Curry have been competing hard to make the final cut. They’ve put up similar numbers in the Spurs’ two preseason games, making it hard to distinguish between the pair.

So how do the Spurs choose?

It’s not going to be easy, but I think you have to go with Curry. He’s been wildly inconsistent these past few years because of injury and his heart problems, but I think he’s shown a lot of dedication to return to where he should be. He’s slimmed down and put in the conditioning work, and looks ready to go.

Just five seasons ago, Curry averaged almost 20 points and seven rebounds a game with the New York Knicks. I don’t think he’ll ever get back to those numbers, but even getting close would be help to a Spurs team that has to compete with Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in L.A. and Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City.

It would be tough to turn away a seven-footer when being undersized is going to be such a big disadvantage this season.

I’m not saying Powell doesn’t deserve a spot. He’s really worked hard and showed a lot early in the Spurs’ preseason, but I just don’t think he’s capable of contributing as much as the team needs.

Eddy Curry would definitely be a high-risk situation, but the rewards could be well worth the chance. True centers are so hard to find these days, and the Spurs could certainly use the help down low.