Dennis Smith Jr. Sees “Dangerous” Back Court With Seth Curry
Dennis Smith Jr. will get the reigns at point guard in Dallas and believes his pairing with Seth Curry will be a “dangerous” back court in the league.
On Mavs Media Day, Rick Carlisle surprised some by announcing that he sees Dirk Nowitzki better suited for the five-spot going forward and that Nerlens Noel will come off the bench.
This pointed directly towards Seth Curry remaining in the starting lineup instead of becoming the sixth man.
Not only will he stay in the starting lineup, but he will be joining his fellow Under Armour athlete in Dennis Smith Jr. in the same starting back court.
When I asked Dennis Smith Jr. about teaming up with Curry in the back court, he had high praise for the pairing.
“We can be really dangerous,” Smith Jr. said.
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Curry was fourth on the team in scoring last year and led the team in three-point shooting by shooting 42% from behind the arc. Now, he comes alongside a back court mate that will be able to get into the paint at will and open up the floor for Curry.
“I think we can be a big time back court in the NBA,” Smith Jr. said. “He is a really good player and I don’t think he gets enough credit for how good he is. A lot of people sleep on him but everybody sees it every day here. So I think we can be a really good dynamic back court.”
Curry is obviously the younger brother to Stephen Curry and in that comes some lofty expectations. He is always known as the “younger brother” and because of that label, he is sometimes valued differently by people across the league.
He put up career numbers across the league last year in a consistent role and now looks to get his full-time starting gig alongside the potential Rookie of the Year.
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They might not be the perfect defensive back court in the league, but they could be the dynamic, fun back court that Smith Jr. envisions.