It’s difficult to imagine a member of the Curry family going undrafted in the NBA, but that’s exactly what happened to Seth Curry after he underwent surgery on his right knee/shin in the offseason. However, Curry didn’t let that stop him from trying to obtain his goal of making an NBA roster this upcoming season.
Luckily for Curry his father, Dell Curry, was a prominent NBA player during the 90′s, and his older brother, Stephen, is currently the Golden State Warriors‘ franchise player, so his path from undrafted to NBA training camp wasn’t hard. Seth received a two-year, non-guaranteed contract from the Warriors, which at least got him on the team for training camp and preseason.
But that was only step one. Step two would be making the final 15-man roster.
So far, Seth has played pretty well during his preseason debut. In the Warriors’ first six preseason games, Seth has played in four. He’s played a total of 34 minutes, scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists. He has also shot 3-of-7 from three-point range. While not amazing stats, they at least show he has healed from his surgery and appears to be a solid option to back up his brother, Stephen Curry.
That’s exactly what I think will happen. The Warriors are thin at point guard, and Seth will have the backing of Stephen the entire time. It’s important the Warriors keep their franchise player happy, and adding Seth to the squad will definitely do that. But that’s not to say Seth hasn’t earned that spot, which, in my opinion, he has.
The Warriors would also have the option of playing Toney Douglas as the backup point guard to begin the season until Seth is 100 percent healthy and has completely caught on to the speed of the NBA. This would be the more likely situation, given Douglas’ guaranteed contract, and it would allow Seth to settle in before throwing him to the wolves.
Seth won’t likely see a ton of minutes this season, even if he is the primary backup. The Warriors did not play as well last season when Stephen was on the bench, so I wouldn’t expect him to sit during games very much. But if Seth’s game is anywhere close to that of Stephens’, then the Warriors’ backcourt will be sitting pretty for years to come.