Spoelstra details Curry's Heat journey

MIAMI - Heat center Eddy Curry takes another meaningful step in his attempted return to NBA relevance when Miami faces his former team, the New York Knicks, on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In a very limited role with the Heat, Curry has averaged just two points and 1.3 rebounds in seven minutes a game this season. He's appeared in three games for Miami, which is taking the long view in terms of Curry's potential impact with the team.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra addressed Curry's journey from being overwhelmingly overweight and out of the league at one point last year to moving into position to revive his career one day at a time in Miami's big-picture perspective.