In a recent article written by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, Seth Curry reveals a lot about himself as a basketball player. One of the biggest things he said is why he chose to sign with the Kings and not the Warriors to follow in his MVP brother’s footsteps:
“I didn’t want to go back in Steph’s shadow,” Seth said.
He has been there before, too. In 2013, the Warriors had Seth attend training camp and play in the preseason as a back up point guard. The big problem is Oakland is Steph’s house. Seth is not even Stephs “Splash Brother” in Golden State – Klay Thompson is that guy.
The Warriors have their own thing going for them. The back up point guard is Shawn Livingston – a well respected veteran who is going to block any chance Seth may have had on that stacked Warriors roster. Now that he had time to work on his skills in the D-league and most recently in the Summer League, the Kings make perfect sense.
Here’s the piece about choosing Sacramento as his team for the next two years:
The Kings made the strongest offer on July 21—the day after Summer League ended—but not the only one. The Pelicans, Hornets and Warriors jumped in as well. “I didn’t want to go to Golden State,” Seth says. “I didn’t want to go back in Steph’s shadow.” He will come off the bench in Sacramento, as a backup to point guards Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison, and a complement to both in smaller lineups. Seth and Rondo could form a particularly intriguing pair, since Seth can space the floor with his shooting and Rondo cannot. “I know that people compared him to Steph, and that may have hurt him before, but I will not do that,” Divac says. “I’m just looking for Seth. He is my guy.”
Seth decided to sign with Sacramento because of the chance to start something that he could be a part of, not just jump on the bandwagon. The Kings signed Rajon Rondo for an expensive one-year contract this summer. He will start, but not even the Kings are certain Rondo can bring back the kind of play he had in Boston years ago.
Backing him up is Darren Collison, who was an average point guard for the Kings as a starter last season. While he showed flashes of an ideal point guard, he may not be the long term solution the Kings are looking for. If Seth can jump Collison on the depth chart somehow, his odds of one day becoming a starter will look good.