Curry went undrafted in 2013, but signed a non-guaranteed free agent deal with Golden State this offseason. The rookie played in six games during the preseason and averaged just over seven minutes, two points and one assist per game.
Add in his four turnovers, and it was clear that Curry wasn’t ready to make the Golden State roster.
All hope is not lost for Curry, though. The versatile guard (plays both the point and the 2 position) has the size 6’2” and athleticism to be a star just like his brother. He just needs more experience against elite competition.
If Curry can’t make it in the NBA right now, there is always a chance he could work with the Warriors’ D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz. There is no questioning his talent, but he is too raw to make Golden State’s opening day roster.
Curry was one of the most dynamic collegiate basketball players in the nation in his senior season at Duke—he amassed 17.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 32.3 minutes per game—and at 23 years old, there is still so much potential.
One of the main reasons Curry didn’t make the roster was because of the depth at the guard positions. With more talented and experienced players like Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and Toney Douglas (as well as his brother Stephen) all stealing major minutes, Curry was the odd man out.
With the depth at forward (young playmakers Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green) and in the low post (bona fide stars like Andrew Bogut and David Lee), there wasn’t enough room to add Curry to the mix.
This could be a blessing in disguise for the rookie. Golden State will likely be contending for a playoff spot, and Curry would be forced to stay on the bench.
If he joins the Santa Cruz Warriors, he would have a much larger role and the opportunity to grow as a player while still remaining with the franchise.
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