Stephen Curry and Seth Curry look to become teammates with the Golden State Warriors, as Seth signed a non-guaranteed deal with the team on Friday.
Since the deal is non-guaranteed, Seth will still have to prove his worth in training camp to be included in the final roster. He also had training camp invites and workouts with the Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Though 6-foot-2, Curry proved that his natural position is shooting guard after scoring 17.5 points per game last season for Duke with a 46.5 field goal percentage. Many credit his improvements to Duke point guard Quinn Cook taking over the ballhandling duties and allowing Curry to work off the ball to find his shots.
Seth reportedly turned down a deal overseas from Barcelona so he can make his NBA dreams come true as soon as possible in Golden State. In the case that he’s unable to land a final roster spot, Curry has also opened up to playing in Santa Cruz for the Warriors’ D-League affiliate.
Stephen surely lobbied to the team the idea of signing his brother after his season at Duke was over. J.R. Smith brought up a similar idea to the New York Knicks about signing his younger brother, though he ended up re-signing with the team anyway.
Well that’s all folks. Proud of my bro for all he did in his career. We’ll save a spot for you on the next level my man. #blessed
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2013
Similar to Stephen, one knock on Seth’s impact of the game is the injuries he’s suffered. Seth dealt with a stress fracture in his right shin during his senior year at Duke and missed pre-draft workouts and summer league due to recovery from surgery.
Other areas of concern in his game are being unable to become a combo guard and handle some point guard duties. Curry couldn’t handle the point position at Duke, so expecting him to do so in the NBA may be too high of an expectation. He also lacks explosiveness and quickness, which would help his case as an undersized shooting guard immensely.
Curry will have to fight Kent Bazemore, Toney Douglas and this year’s first-round pick, Nemanja Nedovic, for minutes coming off the bench, assuming he makes the cut. It’s a risky move to turn down guaranteed money in Europe to try and make it on a team like the Warriors that is looking to break out as a contender.
While there are some clear obstacles that stand in Seth’s way to make the team, there’s one thing for certain that we know that can help Seth’s case and runs in the Curry family: Shooting the ball well.
The Warriors’ biggest weapon this past postseason was the shooting ability of Stephen along with Klay Thompson and if Seth can prove to shoot with similar success he had at Duke last year, playing him spot minutes as his brother or Klay rest is definitely within the realm of possibilities.[slider_pro id="10"]