Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reports:

Eddy Curry might never be cut out for Mike D’Antoni’s open-floor style of basketball, but at least the Knick center finally looks like he can get up and down the court without any difficulty.

Looking nothing like the slow, burly player with a history of weight and conditioning problems, a streamlined Curry returned to practice Tuesday and took the first major step toward resurrecting his disappointing career.

From the looks of it, he’s considerably lighter than he was when he left the team with a knee injury on the first day of training camp. So how much weight did he lose while working out with the Knicks’ conditioning guru, Greg Brittenham?

“I didn’t keep track of it,” said Curry, who was believed to be around 320 pounds when he reported to camp and is now listed at 295. “I just know I look different. Everybody says I look different.”

Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports:

After a knee injury limited him to just 12 minutes last season, Curry’s weight ballooned to 365 pounds. He worked out away from the team over the summer, showed up weighing 317 pounds but having already tweaked his calf and hamstring, then tore his right plantaris muscle on his first day back.

Curry was banished from the team last month until he got down to a certain weight. The Knicks won’t say how much he lost, but assistant Greg Brittenham’s regimen clearly worked.

It’s common knowledge that the Knicks want to clear salary cap room, and trading Eddy Curry would greatly fasciliate that. But, even if they can’t deal him, if he’s actually in shape it’s possible he’ll emerge as a real basketball player again.

When at his best a few years ago, Curry wasn’t a great player but was very functional as a rugged inside scorer.