Draft Profile: Seth Curry
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After playing more of a complimentary role off the ball last season next to 2011 first round pick Nolan Smith (and #1 overall pick Kyrie Irving when he was healthy), Seth Curry will likely have the opportunity to play more minutes and display more of his overall game in 2011-2012. While Curry will still need to earn his playing time in Duke's loaded backcourt, he seems to have emerged as the likely starter at point guard in his upcoming junior season, having started all four games at the point in Duke's exhibition tour last month in China and Dubai.

This would be the second fairly dramatic role change in Curry's college career thus far, after already having to make the adjustment to a lower usage player when he transferred from Liberty to Duke. His field goal attempts per forty minutes pace adjusted went from 18.1 as a freshman at Liberty to just 9.9 last season, as he spent much less time with the ball in his hands creating offense and more time spotting up. It will be very interesting to see how he responds this season in a role that should still be quite different than either of his previous two seasons.

As we've mentioned before, Curry's game, similar to his older brother Stephen Curry, is based on his deadly outside shooting touch, as nearly 90% of his overall shots last season were jumpers, and 62% of his field goal attempts came from beyond the arc. Used mainly as a spot up shooter last season, Curry improved his 3-point percentage from 35% in his season at Liberty to a lethal 44% last year at Duke.

He uses his threat as a perimeter shooter to open up his game off the dribble. While he lacks the explosive first step to blow by his man off the bounce, he does have an excellent feel for the game, and he knows how to change speed and direction to get his man on his heels just enough to create space for his shot or open up his driving game. He showed the ability last season to penetrate off of close-outs and find his teammates, whether it was drive-and-kicks to open shooters or nifty dishes to Duke's big men for easy buckets. His decision-making looked solid in pick-and-roll situations as well, albeit in a small sample size.

With more opportunities to handle the ball and create offense this season, it will be interesting to see if Curry has made strides as a finisher in the paint and in the mid-range. Like most smaller players who lack great explosiveness, he struggled to finish in the lane and hadn't yet developed a reliable floater or other shots to score efficiently inside the arc, as evidenced by the poor 40% he shot on 2-pointers last season, placing him last by a large margin amongst players ranked in our top-100. He also did not get to the free throw line at a high rate, just 3.5 times per-40 minutes pace adjusted, which ranks in the bottom ten of our top-100 prospects.

Playing more of the point could also change how Curry operates on the defensive end, depending on how Coach K decides to use him. He played with high intensity last season defensively, as is usually demanded at Duke, and also showed good instincts with help and in the passing lanes. Getting to see him defending the primary ball-handler more often will give scouts a better feel for whether or not he'd be able to defend the point guard position at the NBA level, where he'd face stronger and more athletic players on a regular basis.

This will be Curry's third college season in a different role, and this one should give us the best glimpse yet of his true NBA potential, as he'll likely be asked to play more like a point guard on both ends of the floor. Although he does have some physical limitations as a prospect, he'll get plenty of exposure this season at Duke, and he has the shooting stroke, feel for the game, and bloodlines that make him an intriguing player to keep an eye on.
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I will say one thing, Dell Curry sure knows how to raise some pretty good basketball players.

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I will say one thing, Dell Curry sure knows how to raise some pretty good basketball players.
meh, that and the genes, but duly noted
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meh, that and the genes, but duly noted
why are you "meh"ing?
name another father and son(s) NBA tandem you know of?

and in this case, Dell will have both of his kids in the NBA.... who will both be good as well.

thats pretty damn awesome if you ask me.
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why are you "meh"ing?
name another father and son(s) NBA tandem you know of?

and in this case, Dell will have both of his kids in the NBA.... who will both be good as well.

thats pretty damn awesome if you ask me.
Exactly.

Look at MJ kids. If it was just genes then they would be pretty special players also. They both played at the college level(one as a walk-on at Illinois I believe before quitting, the other is at UCF right now) but neither will probably play in the NBA. Well Marcus Jordan might get a chance. He is having another solid year at UCF(Junior year).

Pretty special for Dell to play in the NBA and now will have 2 sons in it also. A lot of hard work and teaching to get to where they are all at.
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Exactly.

Look at MJ kids. If it was just genes then they would be pretty special players also. They both played at the college level(one as a walk-on at Illinois I believe before quitting, the other is at UCF right now) but neither will probably play in the NBA. Well Marcus Jordan might get a chance. He is having another solid year at UCF(Junior year).

Pretty special for Dell to play in the NBA and now will have 2 sons in it also. A lot of hard work and teaching to get to where they are all at.
1 may very well be an all-star soon...
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1 may very well be an all-star soon...
what? are you talking about eric gordon? because eric isn't his son, he just played as his son in the movie space jam
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what? are you talking about eric gordon? because eric isn't his son, he just played as his son in the movie space jam
Lol no, clearly meant Steph Curry :P Maybe not this year, but next is very do-able...
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what? are you talking about eric gordon? because eric isn't his son, he just played as his son in the movie space jam
just for the record, that wasn't the same eric gordon as is currently on the clips.
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There are quite a few father-son tandems, a couple examples as Raptors with Ed and Jalen.


List of second generation National Basketball Association players
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Father Pos Son(s) Pos

Rick Barry Forward Brent Barry, Drew Barry, Jon Barry Guards

Henry Bibby Point guard Mike Bibby Point guard

Ron Brewer Guard Ronnie Brewer Guard/forward

Joe Bryant Forward Kobe Bryant Shooting guard

Wayne Chapman Guard/forward Rex Chapman Shooting guard

Norm Cook Forward Brian Cook Power forward

Dell Curry Guard/forward Stephen Curry Guard

Terry Davis Forward Ed Davis Forward

Darren Daye Guard/forward Austin Daye Forward

Rich Dumas Guard Richard Dumas Small forward

Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Point guard Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Small forward

Leroy Ellis Center LeRon Ellis Center

Patrick Ewing Center Patrick Ewing, Jr. Small forward/Power forward

Bob Ferry Center/forward Danny Ferry Power forward

Sidney Green Power forward Taurean Green Point guard

Matt Guokas, Sr. Forward Matt Guokas, Jr. Shooting guard

Gerald Henderson Point guard Gerald Henderson, Jr. Shooting guard

Earle Higgins Forward Sean Higgins Small forward

Rod Higgins Forward/center Cory Higgins Guard

Tito Horford Center Al Horford Forward/center

Bill Hosket, Sr. Center Bill Hosket, Jr. Forward/center

Wali Jones Guard Askia Jones Forward

George Karl Guard Coby Karl Guard/forward

Stan Love Forward Kevin Love Forward

John Lucas II Point guard John Lucas III Point guard

Ed Manning Forward Danny Manning Forward

Press Maravich Guard Pete Maravich Guard

Wes Matthews Guard Wesley Matthews Shooting guard

Scott May Forward Sean May Power forward

Al McGuire Guard/Forward Allie McGuire Guard

George Mikan Center Larry Mikan Forward

Pete Mount Guard Rick Mount Shooting guard

Jim Paxson, Sr. Forward Jim Paxson, John Paxson Guards

Walt Piatkowski Forward Eric Piatkowski Small forward

Tony Price Guard A. J. Price Guard

Leo Rautins Forward Andy Rautins Guard

Al Salvadori Forward Kevin Salvadori Center

Dolph Schayes Center Danny Schayes Center

Derek Smith Guard/forward Nolan Smith Guard

Walt Szczerbiak Forward Wally Szczerbiak Small forward

Thompson Forward/Center Klay Thompson Guard/forward

Butch van Breda Kolff Guard/forward Jan van Breda Kolff Guard/forward

Ernie Vandeweghe Guard/forward Kiki Vandeweghe Forward

David Vaughn, Jr. Center David Vaughn III Forward

Milt Wagner Guard Dajuan Wagner Point guard

Jimmy Walker Guard Jalen Rose Guard/forward

Bill Walton Center Luke Walton Small forward

Gerald Wilkins Guard/forward Damien Wilkins Guard/forward
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