Introducing Seth Curry: The Space God
Although it has only been one full season following the departure of JJ Redick from Philadelphia, it seems like it has been an eternity since the 76ers have had a reliable, high volume shooter. Seth Curry has gladly taken the role so far this year, and has been nothing short of perfect. What makes it even better is that we were all excited about this move and in unfamiliar Sixers fashion, it’s actually working out well.
Curry is averaging career highs in all major statistical categories.
- 15.4 PPG
- 56.3 FG %
- 54.3 3PT %
- 100 FT %
Curry is currently 5th in the NBA in three point percentage through the first seven games. His recent performances have been incredible and he has clearly started to find his rhythm within the offense alongside Simmons, Embiid, and Harris. Curry even holds his own defensively which was a major concern coming in to the season, and ranks in the top 3 on the team in TPA. We imagined Curry to fit in a similar fashion to a Redick, but he has proved to be a much different style of player.
The bag that Curry bares is sneaky deep. Curry has the ability to put the ball on the deck, create jumpers for himself, and actually distribute the ball better than we all thought he could. He has flashed some pretty passes to Simmons and can throw a pretty post-entry pass too. Having a gunner like Curry on the court with Simmons and Embiid has been a dream come true and now that Curry is becoming more comfortable in the offense he is able to expand his game and expand the threat of his game.
Curry has been the spacing savior of this team and appears to be able to get a bucket when it is necessary, even if it is unconventional. I would argue that Curry’s play is among the most important in terms of this team’s success and aspirations. If he can continue on his current track then the only end in sight I see is the Eastern Conference Finals.
Making the move from Josh Richardson to Seth Curry has made a world of difference for the Sixers and Curry is poised to have a career year while making everything easier for the rest of the Sixers’ offense.