After participating in the D-League, Summer League, a handful of training camps and 10-day short-term contracts, Seth Curry has finally landed a contract that will keep him in the NBA for a long time.
Being the sons of former NBA player Dell Curry, Seth and his brother Stephen, the reigning MVP, could have gone on to become one of the league's sibling pairs playing for the same team. However, it looks like the younger Curry is not too eager to be with his brother, at least professionally.
The 25-year-old point guard has reportedly revealed that this brother's team, the Golden State Warriors along with others, offered him free-agent deals this past summer. This information comes from Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated who wrote that, "The Kings made the strongest offer on July 21-the day after Summer League ended-but not the only one. The Pelicans, Hornets and Warriors jumped in as well. 'I didn't want to go to Golden State,' Seth says. 'I didn't want to go back in Steph's shadow.'"
Following his reported refusal of the Warriors; offer, it was later known that Seth has ended up agreeing to a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings newcomer has played collegiate basketball for Liberty University then transferred to Duke after managing to garner at least 20 points for each game in his freshman year. Following his second year in the D-League, Curry also signed a 10-day deal with the Phoenix Suns. During his stint at Charlotte Christian School, he has put up more points in a single season that anybody in the history of said school, more than his brother's record.
Since the Golden State Warriors already have a star-studded roster, a player of Seth's capacity would have faced challenges as he tries to carve out a rotational niche. While the younger Curry may still have to prove that he is worthy of regular minutes with Belinelli and McLemore both eating up minutes at shooting guard, Seth may have the ball-handling skills needed to slot in at the 1 or the 2.
The Warriors' fruitless attempt to acquire former Duke Blue Devil is not unprecedented as it is becoming more common for a team to get a player's sibling to appease the stronger player. However, that may not be entirely the case here as Seth demonstrated in the D-League that he is also worthy of an NBA opportunity. In search of other shooters to sign, the Warriors have included Chris Babb, Ian Clark and Jarell Eddie to its roster.