Why Seth Curry Will Be A Game Changer For The Sixers
Regardless of how you feel about Seth Curry or Josh Richardson; you can’t argue that this was a good trade for both teams. The Mavs are bringing in some much needed perimeter defense. The Sixers are bringing in some much needed shooting. Easy enough.
The addition of Seth Curry may just be one of the most underrated offseason moves in the entire NBA. It’s almost too good to be true. The Sixers need to surround Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with shooting and that is exactly what Daryl Morey did. He brought in Danny Green, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey as well as Isiah Joe. Seth Curry just so happens to have the second best three point percentage of all time (44.2%).
The last time the Sixers had a shooter of that caliber, they had a top-5 rated offense in the league.
Seth Curry not only has the second best three point percentage of all time, but he’s ranked in the 95th percentile on spot-ups in three of his last four seasons. He provides range well beyond the three point line as well. Not to mention he provides some off the dribble shooting as well. Which is something the Sixers really haven’t had in this era. Curry appears to be the perfect combo guard to start alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
The Sixers felt the missing void of JJ Reddick big time last season. He was a big part of that high rated offense back in 2017. Seth Curry is basically a younger and more versatile/efficient version of him. While he may never shoot the volume and difficulty of threes JJ took, he provides a more efficient threat from beyond the arc.
Many believe Seth Curry may not be able to handle an increased role on the Sixers. Perhaps the best version of Seth was him coming off the bench for the Mavs. That’s just not the case. Seth will be coming into a situation where he can be himself. He will feed off playing with dominant interior guys like Joel and Ben. Curry should see even more open looks on the Sixers.
I also really like the idea of him starting alongside Ben and Joel. I think Curry can be the combo guard Philly has been looking for. He gives you that off -ball gravity that Reddick provided, but he also brings a pick and roll ball handler skillset. Just imagine a Curry-Simmons pick and roll. Or a Curry-Embiid pick and roll.
For the crowd that thinks Curry won’t be able to handle the bigger role, here’s JJ Reddick’s’ stats once he was given a bigger role in Philly. He averaged the most PPG in his entire career.
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