Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks have added yet another weapon to their team, reaching a two-year deal with veteran guard Seth Curry. This will be the third time that Irving and Curry reunite as teammates, first having been during Irving’s lone season at Duke in 2011, and later for about a year in Brooklyn after the Nets acquired Curry from the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Mavericks’ signing of Curry is now official, reporting that Curry’s contract is worth around $9.3 million.
Curry debuted in the league with the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2013 and has since put together an impressive career of averages of 11.2 points per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Last season proved to be a bit of a struggle for the shooter, as Curry dealt with multiple injuries which led to him only averaging 9.2 points per game in 19.9 minutes of playtime.
The Irving-Curry reunion in Dallas has the potential to be explosive with both players known for their dynamic offensive prowess. The Mavericks are hoping that this union will help them become real contenders next season.
Seth Curry, the three-time NBA champion sharpshooter, is set to embark on his third stint with the Dallas Mavericks. After signing a two-year $5.9 million deal in 2016, and later joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 2018, Curry returns to Dallas in 2019 with a four-year, $32 million contract.
Curry’s performance in Dallas has been nothing short of impressive – averaging 12.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists, with a 48.7% field goal, 43.9% three point, and 83.8% free throw percentage. The 32-year-old marksman will likely be coming off the bench for a second unit that will need his shooting prowess to make a run at the playoffs. However, the Mavericks’ failure to upgrade their perimeter defense this offseason could be detrimental when considering how this season will play out. With Curry not known for his defensive capabilities, their weaknesses remain an ever-growing concern.
The Dallas Mavericks have made a flurry of moves in the NBA draft, and they’re not done yet. Richaun Holmes has been acquired from the Sacramento Kings, as well as rookies Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper. But what could arguably be their most exciting signing is Kyrie Irving – the Mavericks were rumoured to be in competition with the Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers for his signature, but they managed to keep Irving on board.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Irving tied up a three-year contract worth $126 million; he’ll also have a player option in the final year of the deal, meaning he can opt to become a free agent in 2025 when he’s 33 years old.
The 6-time All-Star is one of the top talents in the NBA, and he demonstrated this during his 20 appearances with the Mavericks last season. His stat line of 27 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.3 steals per game attests to his efficiency, while his 51% accuracy from field goals, 39.2% 3-point shots and impressive 94.7% free throws underlines just why the Mavericks fought so hard to keep him for themselves.