Dallas Mavericks point guard Seth Curry has spent most of his young career in the NBA Development League. That’s probably why when you hear the name Curry, you think of Seth’s brother, Golden State Warriors MVP point guard Steph Curry. But for the past two seasons, Seth has been honing his skills and making a name for himself in the NBA.
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After playing in 44 games and starting in nine for the Sacramento Kings last season, Seth has now played 55 games and started in 27 for the Mavs this season. The 26-year-old gets 28 minutes per night and averages 12 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Though none of those stats is better than his older brother’s, there is one stat that Seth is surprisingly surpassing the 2-time NBA MVP—shooting the deep ball.
Stephen Curry is one of the best shooters in the NBA. In 33 minutes per game, he is averaging 24.8 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals. But the 4-time All-Star is shooting a career-low percentage from deep this season (40 percent). His younger brother is shooting 43 percent from 3-point range.
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Since Steph plays more minutes and shoots more than Seth, he averages a lot more shots. Steph shoots about 10 3s per game and makes four of them, Seth shoots only 4.4 per game and makes about two a game. But it’s still impressive that Seth is shooting a better percentage.
In Monday’s game against the Miami Heat, Seth scored 29 points and shot 5-of-7 from deep. Against the 76ers, Steph scored 19 points and went 0-of-11 from 3-point range. It wasn’t just a one-game anomaly, either. Seth averaged better 3-point percentages than Steph in the months of December, January and February.
Seth is making a great case to be named the NBA’s most improved player.