When the Sacramento Kings rescinded the qualifying offer to make Seth Curry an unrestricted free agent, it was a major surprise.
Over the last 11 games of the season for the Kings, Curry averaged 15 points & 5 assists. It was a strange decision for the Kings to let Curry go, but the franchise has always been known to make questionable calls. The Mavs took advantage of the situation, signing Curry to a 2 year $6 million deal. This was one of the best bargain deals of this year’s offseason, especially when many mediocre players are getting max contracts from teams.
In Seth Curry’s first preseason game against the Pelicans, he had 12 points on 5-11 shooting, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 4 rebounds in only 18 minutes. However his first game in Dallas, Seth had 20 points on 7-13 shooting, including 5-6 from three point range. He looked comfortable handling and shooting from beyond the arc.
In a postgame interview, Curry said “I can handle the ball, play point guard, play with point guards and play the 2, spread the floor for different guys. When Dirk’s out there, and he’s getting a lot of attention. I think I can help spread the floor for him.” Rick Carlilse could pair Curry and Dirk together many times on the court this season, it would benefit both players games. The Mavs haven’t had a good prospect at point guard since they acquired Steve Nash in 1998. It will be interesting to see if Seth Curry can take that next step this upcoming season, maybe contend as a 6th man of the year candidate and being a part of a future core for Dallas Mavericks.