Heading into the NBA preseason, one of the cooler storylines to follow was the possibility of undrafted rookie guard Seth Curry playing with his brother, Stephen Curry, after signing a deal with the Golden State Warriors. However, Seth Curry was optioned to the D-League and that possibility never came to fruition.
However, Curry’s NBA dreams are far from shattered as multiple reports say that the guard is set to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies, who have been struggling with center Marc Gasol out with a sprained MCL, are looking to add offense and Curry is certainly a player that showed he knows his way around on that end of the floor in college.
In his senior season at Duke, Curry was phenomenal for the Blue Devils. In 35 games he played 32.3 minutes per game and put up 17.5 points, 1.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting a solid 46.5 percent from the floor and a blistering 43.8 percent from three. Moreover, in his four years in college, three with Duke and one at Liberty, Curry shot 39.4 percent from three and shot over 43 percent from long-range twice.
Though he’s an unproven and inexperienced guard, Curry could realistically see playing time with Memphis soon after his arrival with the team. The Grizzlies have been struggling mightily offensively with Zach Randolph as their only real reliable offensive option after the Gasol injury. Tony Allen has been relied upon offensively at times recently, if that gives you any idea how dire their need for offense on the wing is right now.
Curry may not be a player that’s going to change games all over the floor, but he’s proven that he’s like his brother in his ability to find the bottom of the net, in college at least. The Grizzlies are kind of grasping at straws looking for an offensive spark, but giving Curry some run to see if he could be that guy seems like an option that’s not too bad at all.