Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Charlotte Hornets, who is reportedly targeting Sacramento Kings guard and unrestricted free agent Seth Curry to join their team as Jeremy Lin’s replacement.
The Charlotte Hornets have lost multiple players, including Courtney Lee, Al Jefferson and Jeremy Lin in the recent NBA free agency. The Hornets decided to prioritize re-signing Nic Batum and Marvin Williams, leaving other players to be pursued by other NBA teams. On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings decided to rescind the qualifying offer for Seth Curry, resulting for him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Before this, many are expecting that Seth Curry will have a larger role with the Sacramento Kings when Rajon Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. However, his chance to have the much-awaited starting role immediately faded away after the Kings signed two guards, Aaron Afflalo, and Garrett Temple.
This move by the Sacramento Kings made Seth Curry decided to become an unrestricted free agent and seek for another team.
“As an unrestricted free agent, Curry will have a much easier chance to find a new team for next season. The Kings honored his agent’s request to pull the qualifying offer on Sunday, league sources said.” Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical wrote.
According to the latest rumors, Seth Curry has drawn interest from the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, and the Charlotte Hornets.
The Charlotte Hornets have recently lost their backup point guard Jeremy Lin in free agency. The Asian-American guard decided to leave the Hornets and signed a three-year deal worth $36 million with the Brooklyn Nets. With this, they are looking for a backup point guard who can be a good fit with their team.
James Herbert of CBS Sports gave reasons on why Seth Curry will be a good fit with other teams:
“Curry was totally out of the Kings’ rotation for most of the year under George Karl but put up big numbers late in the season when given an opportunity. He’s a lights-out shooter who has improved as a playmaker and tries to be a pest defense to make up for his lack of size. While Curry doesn’t have much NBA experience, he has shown that he should at least get a chance to compete for a primary backup point guard role.”
Seth Curry may not be as good as his brother Steph Curry, but he has shown lots of potential in the past season. The only thing that he needs is a team that can give him full trust and unleash his full potential in the game.
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