On August 23rd, 2013 the Golden State Warriors signed Seth Curry to a non-guaranteed contract. Despite being of notable lineage, Curry went undrafted in 2013 and will have to earn a spot on the Warriors’s active roster. Though the Warriors have a crowded backcourt, Curry will undoubtedly nab one of the final spots on the roster by the time Golden State starts their season.
Curry, in his final season at Duke, averaged 17.5 points on .468 shooting, including .438 from beyond the three-point line. Already, Seth has shown that he, just like his brother and father, can shoot the ball. Unfortunately, Curry averaged 1.5 assists per game and less than a single rebound per game in his senior year. The glaring deficiencies in his play can prove to be Curry’s stumbling block on the road to the NBA.
Behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors have Kent Bazemore, Toney Douglas and Nemanja Nedovic competing for depth chart positioning. Each one of these guys are competitive, capable and bring a unique talent to the court (Bazemore brings length and energy, Douglas brings defense, and Nemanja brings ball-handling and athleticism). The competition for Seth is stiff, but he has one of the most coveted skills – shooting.
The Warriors already have two of the best shooters in the game of basketball, but for a team that relies so heavily on the three-point shot, their bench lacks a threat from beyond the arc. Seth Curry is far from a well-rounded basketball player. He has yet to prove himself capable of defending, rebounding or making plays. Yet despite these shortcomings, his three-point stroke will earn him a spot deep in the bench.
With Festus Ezeli injured to begin the season, Curry will likely grab the final spot on the active roster. The Warriors are a team frequently mentioned among championship hopefuls, so Seth will not see significant minutes. Nonetheless, Curry will prove invaluable when he’s playing alongside a double-teamed Stephen and Klay, wide open for the corner three.