How Much Playing Time Will Seth Curry See This Season?


One Sacramento Kings players that will be under duress this season is newly acquired sharpshooter Seth Curry, and it’s not solely because he is fighting for a roster spot.

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Despite Curry being an incredible shooter himself, he is nowhere near the best, or maybe even the second best shooter in his family. Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, who’s shooting ability earned him NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1994, and is the younger brother of recent MVP Stephen Curry who may be at the moment the best shooter in the world.

Seth is still in the process of making a name for himself, and is trying to do so in a Kings uniform. With that being said, how much playing time can fans realistically expect Seth to see this upcoming season?

My answer to this question is that most likely Curry won’t be seeing much time. What it comes down to is that Curry at this moment isn’t better than many of the other players at his position. I see Curry as a combo-guard, so you can have him playing either the point or two guard position.

The problem for Curry is at the point guard position he is behind Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison, and for the two guard he’s behind Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli.

Because of this, Curry is immediately put at a disadvantage. Unless he really makes a glowing impression throughout training camp and preseason, he may not be given many chances in the regular season to showcase his value. As a result, I unfortunately cannot see Seth playing a significant role off the bench, and if he does make the roster will likely be at the bottom of the depth chart.

Sep 28, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry (30) during media day at the Sacramento Kings practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There is however a chance that Curry becomes a valuable asset other than if players get injured (God forbid). Because he has shown in the D-League that he is close to automatic from long-range, he does potentially fill a need that the Kings have lacked for a while now.

If throughout the season shooters like McLemore or Belinelli show inconsistency in their strokes, George Karl might throw Curry in, hopefully to be a potential solution to the problem. But honestly I don’t see that happening.

Overall, other than that scenario I don’t foresee Curry seeing much playing time with the Kings this season. Although a great shooter, and maybe one of the best on the roster, there are already other players at his position that can shoot, and also contribute to the team on other parts of the game.

But just because his minutes might be limited, doesn’t mean his focus should lack. When he gets his number called, and he provides solid minutes for his team, he can still be a positive contributor for the team this season.

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