Nets' Seth Curry Has Surgery on Ankle Injury; Expected to Be Ready for Training Camp

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 9, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Seth Curry of Brooklyn Nets warms up before NBA playoffs between Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn of New York City, United States on April 25, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday that shooting guard Seth Curry underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next season. 

Curry battled with ankle soreness throughout the 2021-22 season. 

"Seth is in a tough position because rest will help, but there’s no guarantee that rest is the cure in a three-four-five-six-seven-eight-day stretch," Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters on April 5 regarding Curry's ankle. "It might be an offseason type thing. He may be in this state, in this condition, for the remainder of the season."

That didn't keep the 31-year-old Curry from being one of Brooklyn's more reliable options in the Boston Celtics' four-game sweep of the Nets in the first round, averaging 14.5 points and 3.0 assists while shooting 56.4 percent from the field and 52.2 percent from three. 

Curry joined the Nets in February as a part of the deal that sent James Harden to Philadelphia, and he 14.9 points and shot 46.8 percent from three in his 19 regular-season appearances. 

He has routinely been one of the NBA's most lethal three-point snipers, shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc for his career. 

Barring a shake-up of Brooklyn's roster, Curry should be a key member of the team's core in the 2021-22 campaign, as one of the team's six players under contract alongside Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Cam Thomas and Day'Ron Sharpe (Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills each have player options). 

The Nets will have some big decisions to make in the offseason, with players like Bruce Brown, Nic Claxton, Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin hitting free agency. There may be some overlap between Curry and Harris as perimeter sharpshooters who can be hunted defensively, though neither is a full-blown liability on that end. 

Add in uncertainty about the future of Simmons, who never played for Brooklyn after the Harden trade, and the Nets head into a summer with quite a few questions to answer after a disappointing end to this season.