Remember back to the distant, barely-remembered past of the 2013-14 season? That season, Seth Curry made his NBA debut, playing one game with the Grizzlies and one game with the Cavaliers. He played 12 total minutes and made one field goal.
I’m going to be honest with you. When the so-called “lesser” Curry first made it to the league, I thought he was just another one of those “brother of a better player” guys that teams will pick up from time to time. Taylor Griffin, Mychel Thompson, Luke Zeller, Elijah Millsap, and Ben Hansbrough were all examples of players who weren’t good enough to make it in the league but were signed because of name recognition. I was fully convinced that Curry was another one of those pointless signings. I figured, if the Cavs think that having a bootleg Curry on the roster will get even ten more butts into the seats of the arena, go ahead and sign him, but don’t expect him to ever contribute on the court.
When Curry played only two more games in the 2014-15 season, this time for the Suns, it was looking like I was going to be correct in my assessment. Then, the Kings acquired him, and, for maybe the first time in the history of their franchise, they didn’t ruin his career. They revived it. Somehow, being on the Kings turned Curry from being a not-NBA-caliber player to being an NBA-caliber-player. Usually things work the other direction in Sacramento.
Now we’re at the present day, and Curry has carved out a role for himself in the league. It just goes to show that sometimes the haters can be proven wrong.