The Golden State Warriors are not going to have a Curry family backcourt, as Seth has agreed signed with another team on the West Coast.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Curry has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. The contract guarantees him $2.75 million for this season and includes a player option for next season.
There had been rumblings that the Warriors could be in the mix to add Curry if he didn’t receive significant offers from other teams.
However, there were some doubts about that possibility, mainly that Curry had expressed in the past that he didn’t really want to play alongside his brother.
Obviously, there was no animosity attached to that sentiment. He just didn’t want to get engulfed in that type of daunting shadow. He wants to carve out his own NBA story.
Curry missed all of this previous season due to a left tibia injury. He last played in 2016-17 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.
He had a career season in 2016-17, averaging 12.8 points per game, shooting 48.1% from the field, and 42.5% from 3-point range.
The injury was expected to decrease the amount of money he would command on the open market, and this Trail Blazers deal confirms those earlier beliefs. Now he’s presented with a chance to prove himself once again.
Curry has played in the league for 5 seasons, meaning that the minimum salary he could have signed for next season was about $1.2 million. That’s all the Warriors could have offered him at this point.
The Trail Blazers gave him more than that plus a player option for a second year. That combined with his original unease about playing for the Warriors makes this development not all that surprising. Steph will have to settle for once again sharing a conference with his brother instead of a team.