A player whose last name is Curry will be joining the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
Unfortunately for Mavs fans, it’s not the Curry they would rather have.
Seth Curry has agreed Monday to sign a two-year, $6 million free agent contract with the Mavs. Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the agreement.
Curry is the younger brother of Golden State Warriors’ superstar guard Stephen Curry, who won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player the past two seasons.
A 6-2, 185-pound shooting guard, Curry has bounced around with four different NBA teams and two D-League squads since entering the NBA undrafted out of Duke in 2013. Curry has played just 48 NBA games and has averages of 6.3 points and 1.4 assists, and also shot 44.8 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from 3-point range.
From the Mavs’ standpoint, at least they’re getting Curry while he’s coming off his most impressive season. In 48 games for the Sacramento Kings this past year, Curry averaged 6.8 points in only 15.7 minutes per game and shot 45.5 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
Curry, who turns 26 on Aug. 23, played one game for Memphis in the 2013-’14 season, one game for Cleveland in the ’13-’14 campaign and two games for Phoenix in the ‘14-’15 season before flourishing with the Kings.
While taking advantage of the increase in the NBA’s salary cap, Curry opted out of the final year of a two-year, $4 million contract with the Kings so he could become a restricted free agent.
The Kings ultimately made him an unrestricted free agent after their backcourt became crowded when they agreed to sign Garrett Temple to a three-year, $24 million free agent contract.
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