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Kings season primer: Seth Curry could fill niche with shooting

The Sacramento Bee provides a primer for each of the 15 players on the Kings’ roster entering their 2015-16 campaign, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 28, at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. View the rest of the profiles here.

The name carries a familiar ring. Seth Curry is the younger brother of Steph Curry of the Warriors, last season’s MVP. The Kings signed the younger Curry in July to a two-year guaranteed contract worth $1.96 million. The second year is a player option.

Curry stood out in the Las Vegas Summer League when he averaged a league-best 24.3 points a game for New Orleans. The Kings signed him with the idea he could help their perimeter shooting. They also liked his savvy.

Since going undrafted out of Duke in 2013, Curry has had short stays with Memphis, Cleveland and Phoenix and played in the NBA Development League. It seemed likely Curry would stick with New Orleans, but the Kings’ offer changed things.

“This was one of the best offers and best roster situations,” Curry said. “It’s a young team and a big roster overturn with a lot of guys trying to prove themselves like myself. So it’s a great opportunity for me.”

PLAYER BIO: SETH CURRY

Position/jersey: Guard, No. 30

Height/weight: 6-2, 185

Age: 25

Experience: Two years

Prior to NBA: Duke

Key 2014-15 stat: Shot 48.4 percent (46.7 percent on three-pointers) for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League before his standout showing in the summer league.

Comment: If he’s called up from the Reno Bighorns, his outside shooting will be a plus for a team that needs more shooters.

Jason Jones

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