FEBRUARY 8: The Mavs confirmed today that Curry has undergone surgery to address his left tibia injury. He’s expected to return to full activity in about 10 to 12 weeks, according to the team.
FEBRUARY 6: The leg problems that have kept Seth Curry out of action for the entire 2017/18 campaign so far will sideline him for the rest of the season, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, the Mavericks guard will undergo surgery on his left tibia and won’t return before season’s end.
The recovery timetable for Curry’s season-ending procedure is expected to be about 12 to 14 weeks, per Wojnarowski. That would put the 27-year-old on track to be fully healthy in time for July 1, when he’ll reach the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Curry, who signed a two-year deal with Dallas during the 2016 offseason, had a breakout season in 2016/17, averaging 12.8 PPG and 2.7 APG with a .481/.425/.850 shooting line in 70 games (42 starts). The Mavs were looking forward to seeing him pair with rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. in their backcourt this season, but after being diagnosed with a tibia stress reaction in the fall, Curry has been unable to get back on the court.
Based on his play last season, Curry – who is earning just over $3MM in 2017/18 – appeared likely to be in line for a raise on his next contract. However, this leg surgery will complicate that equation — potential suitors figure to be keeping a close eye on his recovery process this spring.