Rumor: Seth Curry near guaranteed deal with Pelicans
LAS VEGAS — Seth Curry has been putting up points at the NBA Summer League. A lot of points — 25.3 a game. That’s more than anyone else in Las Vegas. He has shown some ability to create space for himself off the dribble and knock down midrange jumpers, but he lacks the efficiency of his brother — Seth is shooting 47.8 percent overall and 18.5 percent from three.
Still, that appears to be enough to get him a deal
From Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.
Move over Steph, here comes Seth: Hearing Seth Curry is on the brink of securing a guaranteed contract from the Pelicans.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015
Other sources have said there are talks but nothing is certain, including guaranteed money.
New Orleans has Jrue Holiday — hopefully finally healthy — at the point, likely with Norris Cole behind him (Cole is a restricted free agent who played well for New Orleans last season, it seems unlikely there would be an offer at this point the Pelicans would not match).
Curry as a third point guard makes some sense — again, he can score. But he’s got to be more consistent from three, he’s got to set others up better, and he has to play much better defense to get any serious run. As long as it’s a minimum deal, it works fine. This Curry is not a game changer.