“SETH Curry is the Steph Curry of the Summer League.”
Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon Street Shots made the observation as the 24-year old younger brother of the Golden State Warriors star generated considerable buzz in the NBA Summer League with his play.
Seth, who is trying to sign a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, has the makings of yet another scoring guard, a position similar to the current NBA MVP and his father, Dell, a sharpshooting sixth man.
After playing for three years at Duke (17.7 points per game and 43.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc), Curry has yet to establish himself in the pros, having been signed by five NBA teams but only able to see action for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, and the Memphis Grizzlies for a grand total of 21 minutes parceled in four regular season games.
Honing his skills in the NBA D-League, Curry was a third-team selection in the All-NBDL in 2013-14 as a rookie before being selected to the first-team selection last season when he ranked first in free-throw percentage (92.5), second in perimeter shooting, and third in scoring.
“He's a great shooter, got a good DNA in that area, but we wanted to see more,” Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said. “And he has done more.”
In the Summer League, the 6-foot-2 Curry leads all scorers with per game averages of 25.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.5 steals as he continues to try and address concerns to his game, specifically whether he can create off the dribble and his defense.
The Pelicans have specified a need for a scorer to pair with franchise center Anthony Davis in the Big Easy and with his current performance, Curry could fit the bill.
According to New Orleans assistant coach Darren Erman, “(Curry’s) stock has risen around the league with his play here in Vegas…We know he's good enough.”