The Dallas Mavericks lost their free agent guard, Seth Curry, because last night he inked a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Welp. After one playing season with the Dallas Mavericks, and then recovering one season with the Dallas Mavericks, Seth Curry is moving on. While many speculated a brother’s union at Golden State was in his future, it’s another California team who laid claim to little bro.
When healthy, Curry put up quite the numbers as a shooter. His last season he was one of the most efficient scorers in the entire league and was looking to cash in. But injuries laid waste to his 2017-18 season making his future very much in doubt.
Appraising his value was nearly impossible for the Dallas Mavericks because they didn’t know which Curry they would get. Well, that’s no longer a problem to solve for the Mavs…
In the 2016-17 season with the Mavs, Seth played an approximate 29 minutes per game and played in 70 games. The former Duke Devil registered a .481 shooting percentage in the 2016-17 regular season. He also shot .425 percent from downtown and was .850 from the charity stripe.
Seth, the younger brother of Steph Curry, missed the entire 2017-18 season due to a stress reaction on his left tibia. While with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2016 season, he played the best basketball of his professional career, averaging 12.8 points per game.
He will join all-star Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Shabazz Napier, Wade Baldwin IV, Pat Connaughton, Evan Turner, CJ Wilcox, and other guards in Portland.
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The Trail Blazers finished third in the Western Conference, only outdone by Houston and Golden State, respectively. They went 49-33 overall and went 31-21 against conference opponents. Although they finished 16 games behind Houston, they made the playoffs. However, they were swept in the first round by New Orleans. The Pelicans were later knocked out in the following round by Golden State, who went on to win the NBA Championship.
Seth Curry is joining a team with a strong guard core and will get some decent minutes. That said, he might not get as much playing time as he did in Dallas.
Although he was hurt throughout the duration of last season, he did play well while in a Mavs jersey the year prior. Before he was a Maverick, other NBA teams he played with include the Grizzlies, the Cavs, the Suns, and the Kings. He also played for the Santa Cruz Warriors and the Erie BayHawks (now known as the Lakeland Magic) in the G-league.
See ya, Seth.