'Locked On Mavs' is cautiously giddy about Seth Curry ... in part because of his work in Wednesday's open practice at the AAC. He led the team in scoring with 15 points during the short scrimmage, causing coach Rick Carlisle to say, "He's going to be a factor for us.''
There is somewhat of a tight squeeze in the Dallas backcourt, leaving us to wonder whether he's sort of "this year's Charlie V'' -- that is, a green-light shooter with nothing but a spot-playing role.
It could be bigger than that, though, if you believe, as owner Mark Cuban does, that there are things about Seth that remind you of his brother, Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry.
Carlisle, though, as you might expect, hates the comparison.
“Let’s leave that alone,” Carlisle said. “kid is a terrific player in his own right. There are similarities, but to me it’s a disservice to get into all that stuff.”
Curray played for the White team, which was outscored by the Blues, 30-21, in a 20-minute "game.'' Curry was 4-of-9 from the floor with two assists.
“It was the first time getting in front of the Mavs’ crowd in Dallas, so I was trying to put on a show for them,'' said Curry, who signed a two-year, $6-mil deal to leave Sacramento, where last season the 6-2, 185-pounder finished the year as a starter. "And like I said, just have fun.”
Curry is not only "Steph's brother'' but is also the son of 16-year NBA veteran Dell Curry. So he is accustomed to the comparison game. But ...
“I know my potential and what I can do, and that’s what I base myself off of,'' Seth said. Not what my brother did or what my dad did,” Curry said. "I think growing up I was prepared for this type of stuff being Dell’s son in Charlotte. He played there for 10 years, so it’s really nothing new.”
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