Seth Curry to Mavericks: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry (30) celebrates his basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 11, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Matt York/Associated Press

The Dallas Mavericks strengthened their backcourt depth on July 4, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal with Seth Curry, per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

After the news broke, Curry simply tweeted, "#NewDealAlert!"

The Mavericks officially announced the signing on Friday, per Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.

Curry was originally a restricted free agent, but Wojnarowski reported the Sacramento Kings rescinded their qualifying offer Sunday. As a result, the Kings forfeited the right to match any offer Curry accepted.

In all likelihood, Sacramento would have been unable to re-sign the 25-year-old even if he had been a restricted free agent. This offseason, the Kings agreed to deals with Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple for $49 million combined, per Wojnarowski and USA Today's Sam Amick.

The Cauldron's Nate Duncan didn't think the team had enough left over for Curry:

For the first two-and-a-half years of his professional career, Curry was known primarily as superstar Stephen Curry's younger brother. Then the younger Curry put together a strong second half in 2015-16 and became a valuable member of the Kings rotation:

Seth Curry—Pre- and Post-All-Star Game Splits (2015-16)
SplitGMPPTSFG%3P%AST
Pre-ASG2510.13.5.438.4190.7
Post-ASG1923.111.1.463.4632.6
Source: Basketball-Reference.com

Nineteen games are a small sample, especially for a player who entered the NBA in 2013. Curry also battled an ankle injury—a problem that goes back to his days at Duke.

Still, he did enough to warrant a longer look as a backup point guard. If anything, now is the time to take a chance on Curry. Even after his strong finish to last year, his value isn't high relative to the rest of the point guard market.

The Milwaukee Bucks gave Matthew Dellavedova a four-year offer sheet worth $38.4 million, per ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, and Jeremy Lin agreed to a three-year, $36 million offer from the Brooklyn Nets, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard.

The going rate for a backup point guard in today's NBA financial climate is around $8 million to $12 million. Spending $3 million a year on Curry may be risky now, but in time, it could become a bargain.

Related

    Trae Is Making History in All the Wrong Ways

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Trae Is Making History in All the Wrong Ways

    Adam Fromal
    via Bleacher Report

    Trade Ideas for NBA's Most Desperate Teams

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Trade Ideas for NBA's Most Desperate Teams

    Dan Favale
    via Bleacher Report

    Jimmy Reveals Untold Detail About Beating Wolves Starters

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Jimmy Reveals Untold Detail About Beating Wolves Starters

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    D-Wade: Big 3 Changed the NBA

    NBA logo
    NBA

    D-Wade: Big 3 Changed the NBA

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report