Four NBA veterans who won’t survive training camp cuts

10/14/12 in NBA   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

With the start of the NBA season just three weeks away, most of the players are scrambling to prove their worth at training camp and team exhibition games to survive the cuts.
While that category predominantly consists of young players who still haven’t made their mark or fail to deliver a noticeable impact in games, there are still a few veterans in the mix.
Here are four most likely NBA veterans who could be cut from the team by the end of the training camp.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets
With Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson, Josh Childress, Marshon Brooks and Keith Bogans, the Brooklyn Nets have a good number of shooting guards and small forwards performing at a higher level than veteran Jerry Stackhouse.
During the past two seasons, Jerry Stackhouse has only 37 game appearances, shooting 35.7 from the floor. And nearing his 38th birthday in November, Jerry Stackhouse can’t be expected improve any further.
Expect Jerry Stackhouse to be cut by the Brooklyn Nets by the end of the training camp.
Adam Morrison, Portland Trail Blazers
The former third overall pick Adam Morrison is back in NBA after playing in Europe for the past few years. However, the Portland Trail Blazers can’t be thinking to keep him for long on the team after they signed Adam Morrison to a veteran’s minimum contract this offseason.
Adam Morrison entered the NBA as a promising scoring threat but he’s struggled to produce bug numbers. During 161 career game appearances, Adam Morrison has an average of 7.5 points per game, while shooting 37.3 percent from the field.
It appears unlikely that Adam Morrsion will survive the cut following the training camp.
Chris Duhon, Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Duhon had a reasonable production with the New York Knicks in 2009, but since he’s struggled to make an impact coming off the bench.
The Los Angeles Lakers already have star point guards in Steve Nash and Steve Blake, and Chris Duhon is likely to lose minutes to the duo.
And while Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock lie on the same plane with Chris Duhon, the Los Angeles Lakers will favor the younger talent, which has potential of growth over the next couple of years.
Chris Duhon still may have a couple of years left in him, but not with the Los Angeles Lakers. Hence, Chris Duhon is veteran who possibly won’t make the cuts at the end of training camp.
Eddy Curry, San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have a habit of making a gamble on forgotten and generally hopeless cases and turning them around into capable producers. However, there are always doubts regarding the level at which Eddy Curry can contribute this season.
Eddy Curry’s old ticker has caused problems in the past so that he has been limited to only 24 games since the 2008-2009 season.
More importantly, even the Miami Heat kept Eddy Curry to reduced minutes last season, even when they are known across the NBA for having a weak center.  The San Antonio Spurs already have five big men to count on for production which leaves Eddy Curry’s NBA future at the mercy of the training camp cuts.
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