Grizzlies sign former Duke guard Seth Curry
The Warriors gave former Duke guard Seth Curry a reason to celebrate on his 23rd birthday this past summer when they signed him to a non-guaranteed contract on Aug. 23. The Warriors cut him two months later, but now, two months after being out of the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies are giving him reason to celebrate on Christmas Eve. The team announced Tuesday on Twitter that it had signed Curry.
The 23-year-old had been playing with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Developmental League when he was called up. He averaged 21.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 12 games for Santa Cruz.
Curry had transferred from Liberty University to play three seasons under head coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. He wasn’t selected this past year in the NBA Draft.
His older brother, Stephen of the Golden State Warriors, broke Miami Heat guard Ray Allen’s record for most three’s in a single season (272) on the final day of the regular season last April. Their father, Dell, played 16 seasons in the NBA and led the league in three-point shooting in 1999.
With a seemingly hereditary shooting touch, the younger Curry will now provide depth to a Memphis backcourt that includes Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Jerryd Bayless.