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Curry has yet to practice in Knicks' S.C. camp

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The New York Knicks were waiting for the results of Eddy Curry's medical tests into the irregular heartbeat that prompted Chicago to trade him this week.

By late afternoon Wednesday, team spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz said Curry likely would not work out until Thursday. Before then, the team will not reveal anything about the 22-year-old's health status.

"My gut feeling is that we probably won't have an update today," Supranowitz said.

Knicks doctors put him through two days of tests to determine the soundness of his heart, The New York Times reported. The team could cancel the trade if he is at risk for potentially fatal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Along with Curry, Chicago traded veteran forward Antonio Davis in the deal the NBA approved Tuesday. They arrived in Charleston late Wednesday, the Times reported.
The Knicks sent forwards Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson to Chicago. Several
draft picks also were involved in the deal.

Curry, the Bulls' leading scorer last season, missed the final
13 games of the regular season and the playoffs after the irregular
heartbeat was diagnosed.
Brown had crossed his fingers that Curry would pass his physical
and heart tests and join the Knicks.
"I don't know. I was asking Isiah, but we don't know," Brown
said. "I hope they can come. When it happens, it happens. It's the
second day, so I don't think it's critical."
Thomas promised Tuesday night that doctors examining Curry would
find any potential problems. Brown wouldn't speculate about his
newest center.
"Hey, I'm a coach. I'm not into that other stuff," he said.
"Whatever guys show up here I'm happy about and try to coach them
the best I can."
Chicago didn't want to part with Curry, but team officials
demanded he take a DNA test to see if he's susceptible to
cardiomyopathy, the ailment that killed former Boston Celtics guard
Reggie Lewis and Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers.
Curry refused, saying the test violated his privacy because it
could also be used to determine if he was predisposed to a host of
other conditions going into his fifth NBA season.
Thomas had said the Knicks couldn't give Curry a DNA test
because of New York's privacy and employment laws.
If Curry plays, he'll join six-year NBA veteran Jerome James
(7-foot-1) and rookie Channing Frye (6-11) in the Knicks' revamped
front-court rotation.
"Anytime you're in the NBA, you're going to have good people
playing with you," said Frye, the Arizona center taken with the
eighth pick overall last June. "We're a good team and we're going
to be a better team because of him."
James, who signed as a free agent in August after spending the
past four seasons with Seattle, was not bothered that Curry's
addition might cut into his playing time.
"I'm 29," James said. "I lost my ego somewhere around my
fifth season."
James thinks he and Curry will solidify the Knicks' inside
presence.
Much was expected out of Curry after the Bulls selected him in
the 2002 draft out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill.,
but he came into the league overweight and struggled his first
three seasons.
Last season, Curry lost 40 pounds and broke through to lead the
Bulls in scoring with a 16.1 average. He played a major role as the
Bulls won 47 games and reached the playoffs for the first time
since 1998 -- when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen led them to
their sixth NBA title.
"He's a guy that can dominate," Knicks guard Allan Houston
said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.