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Seth Curry to decline player option and become Restricted Free Agent

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Kimani Okearah

Seth Curry had a very important decision to make regarding his NBA future this month.  Curry, who signed a two-year deal with a player option for the second year last summer has until Saturday to decide whether to pick up that option or not.  Curry played sparingly for the Kings all season but averaged 15.2 points, 3.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds (on 46.8% from the field and 48.4%) over the last 11 games of the season.

According to the Vertical's Shams Charania, Curry has decided to test the waters of Free Agency following his breakout month and as such will decline his player option.  As we noted earlier, this means Curry will be a restricted free agent and the Kings can match any offers.

This was a smart financial decision by Curry, as he was only set to make the NBA's minimum next season and will almost certainly receive more on the open market with the cap rising such a huge amount and many teams with cap space available.

Curry joins Quincy Acy as two Kings to decline their player options and become free agents.  The other two, Caron Butler and James Anderson, have not yet made their decisions.  Butler seems a shoo-in to opt out, while Anderson seems a shoo-in to opt in.