Seth Curry's strong summer-league stint landed him a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
The team would announce the decision on July 22, and later confirming on July 27 that Curry would wear the number 30:
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Curry has a player option in the second year of his deal, which is worth $2 million. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Curry was in "deep" talks with the New Orleans Pelicans before the Kings offered a two-year, guaranteed deal and more playing time.
Curry led the NBA Summer League with 24.3 points per contest as a member of the Pelicans, per NBA.com. The 24-year-old has also been an NBA D-League All-Star for the past two years. It was only a matter of time before a team gave Curry his shot in the Association.
Synergy Sports Tech highlighted how Curry flashed the ability to get in the paint this summer as a complement to his usually precise outside shooting:
Sacramento has the likes of veteran Marco Belinelli and 2013 lottery draft pick Ben McLemore entrenched at the 2-guard position. Belinelli will presumably be coming off the bench, while McLemore is still a rather unproven commodity entering his third NBA season.
So there seems to be an opportunity for Curry to carve out decent minutes in 2015-16. Kings coach George Karl may be able to find a place for Curry in the rotation if he can knock down perimeter shots and play the type of hard-nosed defense that helped him rack up 3.2 steals per contest this summer in Las Vegas.
The summer-league atmosphere seemed to suit Curry well, as he embraced the opportunity with enthusiasm and used the chip on his shoulder as fuel.
"I feel like I've been very underrated and very kind of disrespected so far in my career," Curry said this past week, per CBSSports.com's James Herbert. "I just take the same approach every time out: try to go out there and dominate and be the best player on the court."
Fletcher Mackel of WDSU in New Orleans gave his take on why Curry chose the Kings:
The younger brother of reigning MVP and NBA champion Stephen Curry appears determined to make a mark of his own at the highest level. Having a strong basketball pedigree to go with a confident mindset certainly can't hurt Seth Curry's cause.
Since the Western Conference is so deep and Sacramento will be hard-pressed to contend in the near future, Curry should have a real chance to show what he can do.