Seth Curry passed through eight teams in his first two years as a pro before finally landing a deal with the Sacramento Kings this past July. It took another five months until he made his first NBA start.
Yet after finally getting his shot, Curry wasted no time in making a statement that he’s in the NBA to stay. He shot 47% from three during his nine starts to raise his rookie season mark to 45% — ranking fourth in the NBA (minimum 100 attempts). He scored 20+ points four times in his last 11 games and dished out a career-high 15 assists in a victory over the Suns on April 11.
I see you @sdotcurry
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 12, 2016
|Seth Curry’s Nine Games as a Starter|
The three-week stretch could go a long way in proving that Curry can translate his minor-league success to the big league. In two NBA D-League seasons — first with the Santa Cruz Warriors and then with the Erie BayHawks — he averaged 21.9 points and 4.9 assists while shooting 43% from three. His 3.6 threes per game, 47% three-point shooting percentage and 93% free throw percentage led the league last season.
In July, he took the next step at the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging a Summer League-high 24.3 points while leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 5-1 record.