A mess is the best way to explain last season for the Sacramento Kings. But under that mess, there was a pleasant surprise that appeared which was Seth Curry.
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As the playing time increased for Curry, the production did as well.
In the 44 games that the 6’2″ guard appeared in for Sacramento last season, Curry averaged 6.8 points per game while shooting 45.5% from the court and 45% from the perimeter. All of this averaging just 15.7 minutes per contest.
But when Curry received regular playing time in the final 7 games of the season, his numbers and production rapidly increased as he averaged 16.4 points per game while shooting 45.9% from the field and 48.9% from the three-point line.
The numbers showed that Curry was an offensive spark for the Kings at the two-guard spot, and the eye test showed his peskiness on the defensive end.
There was no doubt that Curry was the best two-guard for the Kings last season, but despite that, the organization let Curry become a free agent this summer which resulted in him signing a 2-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
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Curry was the closest solution to the 3-and-D type player that the Kings have been wanting in recent years, and I think that the Kings will regret not keeping him on the roster for this season.
One thing that was certain about Curry was that he could shoot the ball at an effective rate. His three-point percentage from last season supports this notion and just watching him showed that he was also consistent in making jump shots for Sacramento as well.
On the defensive end, Curry wasn’t a lockdown defender, but he showed the necessary effort and tenacity to make him a solid one when the season concluded.
Plus, Curry is only 25 years of age. In my opinion, he is still years away from reaching his peak which would have benefited Sacramento plenty in finding a long-term solution to the shooting guard position.
Bottom line, Curry is a young talent that showed a pattern of improvement with the Kings last season, and the decision to let him walk will eventually result in the Kings missing him going forward.