Pelicans Close To Signing Seth Curry

Seth Curry is near a deal on a guaranteed contract with the Pelicans, reports Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times (Twitter link). The two-year NBA veteran is the younger brother of MVP Stephen Curry. Seth Curry, who turns 25 in August, joined the Pelicans’ summer league team this month.

The Suns signed him to a 10-day contract this past spring, just as the Cavs did in 2014. The point guard was briefly with the Grizzlies earlier in 2013/14, but he’s seen action in just four NBA regular season games, totaling three points in 21 minutes. The former Duke standout who went undrafted in 2013 has played chiefly in the D-League, spending last season with the affiliate of the Magic, who had him on the NBA roster for preseason in the fall of 2014.

It’s not entirely clear whether the contract with New Orleans would include a full guarantee or a partial guarantee. A full guarantee would represent quite a significant investment, even if it came on the minimum salary, but Curry has ties to the organization, with Alvin Gentry, who coached his brother as an assistant with Golden State this past season, now the Pelicans head coach. Curry has put on a strong display for the New Orleans summer league squad, averaging 25.3 points and 3.5 steals in 32.4 minutes per game across four contests.

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