Friday, August 1, 2008
Bulls Waive JamesOn Curry; Curry Gets Pissy
Word came out of the Berto Center today that the Bulls have waived JamesOn Curry. Bulls GM John Paxson said, “With the 1st overall pick of Derrick Rose and the large contract that comes with that pick, and the contract extension we just gave Luol Deng, we just didn’t have anymore room on our roster for an impact player like JamesOn.”*
Curry averaged 20.2 ppg, 5.6 apg, and 3.2 rpg with the Iowa Energy of the NBADL, and could hold down a bench in the NBA like no other. He was second on the Bulls with 15.6 standing ovations per game.**
Joakim Noah was seen with a tear in his eye, and overheard saying that no one could find the good stuff like JamesOn could.
Curry was understandably pissed when he was told of the news.
So long, JamesOn. I wish I could say we’ll miss you, but we never saw you play a minute in the NBA. It will, however, be difficult to replace your bench presence.
*John Paxson may not have actually said this
**May not be an actual stat