Kings bid adieu to the “other Curry”
In a move that caught many off-guard, the Sacramento kings have rescinded their qualifying offer for fan-favorite Seth Curry, thus making him an unrestricted free-agent.
The younger brother of two-time MVP Stephan Curry, won the hearts of kings fans last season with his three-point shooting and rare appearances off the bench for much of the year. In 44 games, Seth averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.4 rebounds.
As injuries took its toll on the kings late in the season, Curry got his chance to start and made the most of it. On April 11, he dropped 20 points and 15 assists in a win over the Phoenix Suns. Everyone was proclaiming him the new Kings starter of the future and was ready to sign him to the max.
Two days later, in a game the Houston Rockets had to win in order to get into the playoffs, Patrick Beverley reminded everyone that Seth was not Steph. The previously anointed King of Kings was held to 10 points, five assists, and five turnovers on 3-18 shooting. Reality is a bitch.
With Sacramento signing backup guard Garrett Temple and drafting Oklahoma’s Isaiah Cousins in June, Seth’s people felt that there really wasn’t a future in Sacramento for their client. His agent formally requested that the Kings rescind their qualifying offer in order to make it easier to shop for a new deal.
Will someone pick up the “other Curry”? You bet, but he probably won’t ever be as great as Kings fans thought he would be after that magical night in Phoenix.
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