Report: Seth Curry turned down offer from Warriors to sign with Kings
It seems like to this point of his young basketball career, Kings guard Seth Curry has gotten this far because he has been fortunate enough to share a last name with father Dell, the Hornets legend, and older brother Stephen, the reigning MVP and defending NBA champion. But this past offseason, the younger Curry decided to go full Harry Truman and declare, “The buck stops here.”
According to a story by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated earlier this week, Seth revealed that the Golden State Warriors (along with the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans) offered him free-agent deals this summer but he turned them down to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a two-year, $2 million deal instead.
“I didn’t want to go to Golden State,” Seth told Jenkins. “I didn’t want to go back in Steph’s shadow.”
The Warriors, of course, were the first team to sign Seth after he went undrafted in 2013, briefly pairing him with his older brother. He went onto play with the Santa Cruz Warriors, their D-League affiliate, upon being waived by Golden State after six preseason appearances.
The offers from the Pelicans and the Hornets are interesting as well since the former is the franchise that father Dell actually found his greatest success playing for (before the team moved to New Orleans and changed their name), while the latter is the franchise that now carries the old moniker.
Either way, it’s good on Seth for wanting to create his own identity, independent of his familial success. He proved he belongs in the Association on his own merit with a strong Summer League showing, posting 24.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game on 45.9 percent shooting from the field.
Seth’s biggest strengths are shooting and playmaking, but he may struggle to carve out a consistent role with the Kings, having to compete with Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli on the front end and Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison on the back end. Still, the 25-year-old seems to be more than up to the challenge.
Kudos to you, Seth. If you were a Jackson brother, you would definitely be Jermaine and not Tito. After all, the last time they tried a brother-on-brother pairing in the Western Conference, things didn’t end very well.
H/T Bleacher Report
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