According to The Bay Area News Group, former Duke star Seth Curry will be joining the Golden State Warriors. Sources say Curry was signed to a non-guaranteed contract Friday and will join the Warriors for training camp that starts in late September.
Curry played a key role in Duke’s run to the Elite 8 last season, averaging 17.5 points per game and shooting a tremendous 43.8 percent from three point land. However, Seth will be joining a team of sharp shooters that will make it difficult for him to find any minutes on this roster.
The “Splash Brothers” as they have come to be known consist of the single season three point record holder in Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson, who averaged 16.6 points per game last season to accompany his already incredible 42.4 percent shooting from three in last year’s playoffs. Oh yeah, did I mention that Steph just happens to be Seth’s older brother? These two superstars are going to make things tough for Seth, as he will consistently be compared to his older brother and it seems unlikely that he will take Thompson’s starting spot on the roster.
Not to mention the recent acquisitions of Andre Iguodala and Kent Bazemore who also play the shooting guard position. Iguodala was the starting shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets last season and helped lead them to a franchise best 57-25 record and a number three spot in the West. Bazemore was a breakout star in the NBA Summer League, averaging 18.4 points in seven games and helping the Warriors to the Summer League championship game.
With all of this competition for the shooting guard spot, it’s going to be difficult for Curry to find a spot on this roster. But dependent on how training camp goes, we could see him as a surprise star off the Golden State bench. I’m excited to see if this little guy can shine.
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