The Sacramento Kings appear to be rounding out their backcourt with an interesting addition. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Kings are in "advanced discussions" to sign Seth Curry, younger brother of 2015 MVP Steph Curry. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski followed up that report by saying that the Kings have agreed to a two-year deal with Curry. The deal is for $2 million, is fully guaranteed, and contains a player options for the 2016-17 season.
Curry was one of the premier players at Vegas Summer League, averaging 24.3 points a game on 45.9% from the field to go with 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.2 steals a game. Like his brother Steph, Seth is known as a knockdown shooter, having hit 42% of his three pointers over his college career. Seth has played sparingly for a few NBA teams but has spent most of his time in the NBA D-League the last two years, averaging 21.9 points on 46.2% from the field and 42.5% from three point range. He's also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 81 D-League games.
Divac was known to be looking for a third point guard after dealing Ray McCallum, and while Curry isn't a true point guard, he will provide a nice scoring punch and excellent shooting at the end of the bench. Curry's signing does not bode well for David Stockton's chance of making the roster as the Kings are now at 16 players under contract. NBA rules dictate that they cut that number to 15 before the season officially begins and Stockton's deal is fully unguaranteed.