Those were his words.

Eddy Curry pulled out of his anticipated return to the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Antonio because of a sore right calf muscle that he said had been bothering him for a few days. It is the same calf muscle he injured on the first day of training camp, which caused him to miss the rest of camp, all of the preseason and the first three weeks of the regular season.

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But it's not the same exact injury.

"No, [it] moved to a different spot on the outside," he said. "I've just been overworking it, overcompensating because of the [left] knee injury. But right now we're just not going to let anything crazy happen and just take it game by game."

Curry said he will try to get it loose for practice Thursday in Memphis and then see how it feels for Friday's game there against the Grizzlies. There really isn't much time left in the season for him, if he hopes to get on the court and perhaps showcase a little of himself if he hopes to get traded out of New York this summer.

Curry, who has played in seven games this season and just 10 over the last two seasons, will pick up his $11.2M option for next season, which will be his last year on his contract. The Knicks could use him as an expiring contract to acquire a player with a longer deal from a team that is looking to clear some salary.

Right now Mike D'Antoni is saying he would like to see Curry on the court to judge whether or not the team would want to stick with him going forward, but considering his inability to get healthy enough to even play -- never mind the fact that he just isn't the kind of player who would fit in the up-tempo style D'Antoni is determined to return to next season -- it is more likely the Knicks would want to find a taker for him. And Curry, who is more suited for a traditional half-court style, at this point would welcome a departure from New York.