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INDIANAPOLIS — Quietly changing at his locker, Seth Curry just finished his sixth game in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform. He only scored three points on the night, but tied for a team-high plus-23, and was a part of a bench unit that was clicking on all cylinders.
The former Duke star finished changing by putting on a white Under Armor hat (his brother, Steph, is the face of the company). Although their 103-93 win over the Pacers was only one of his first games with the team, he sees a bright future for his game in Portland.
“It’s a free offense,” Curry told Amico Hoops after their double-digit win. “You play fast-paced, it’s a lot of movement.”
In other words, this is the kind of offense in which Curry can excel.
His father? Dell Curry, who shot a whooping 40 percent from 3-point range during his 16-year NBA career. If that’s not enough, his older brother is a two-time MVP, widely regarded as being the greatest shooter in NBA history.
Shooting runs deep in the Curry family.
“Everybody has freedom to takes shots and make plays,” Curry said.
After missing all of last season with the Dallas Mavericks because of surgery on his left tibia, he credits this offense for getting him back to solid production so quickly.
“As I continue to get my game back and get used to being out on the floor again, there’s no pressure on me offensively to score at all times or run plays,” Curry admitted. “It’s just free-motion offense and I am trying to do a lot of different things out there.”
Curry has appeared in at least one game for the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and now the Portland Trail Blazers. Thankfully for him, Portland appears to be an organization that suits his game, and a place he will hopefully call home for a long time.