After sitting out last year due to injury a Duke in the NBA guard has inked a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The former Duke star and sharpshooter, Seth Curry has signed a free agent deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Coming off a career season, Curry missed all of last season due to a fractured left tibia. Curry last saw the floor with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016-17 and averaged 12.8 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Curry also shot 48.1% from the floor and 42.5% from three-point range.
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The Trail Blazers will be Curry’s six NBA team, but he most notably played for the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16 and the Mavericks last season. Curry began in professional career in the NBA D-League, as he was quickly named an All-Star, before playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, Pheonix Suns, and then Sacramento and Dallas.
The signing of Seth Curry to Portland got major praise from Curry’s brother, Steph Curry, the two-time league MVP and three-time champion with the Golden State Warriors, proving family means more to the Curry’s than a rivalry between the Warriors and Trail Blazers on the basketball court.
However, Curry joins a loaded backcourt in Portland that is led by perennial All-Stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
Also in the Portland backcourt is 2018 2nd round draft pick and former Duke guard Gary Trent Jr., Shabazz Napier, Nik Staukas, Pat Coungatan, and 2018 1st round draft pick Anfernee Simons.
The deal between Curry and the Trail Blazers is for two years, totaling $5.6 million, with the second year being a player option.
The undrafted guard out of Duke will look to continue the upward trajectory of his NBA career before sustaining the leg injury prior to last season. Curry will try and help the Trail Blazers compete in the brutal Westen Conference.