Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry named one of the most ‘Underpaid Players’
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry is on one of the best value contracts in the NBA
The Dallas Mavericks re-signed Seth Curry before the 2019-2020 season. Curry was fresh off backing up Damian Lillard for one year where he played a key role in the Trail Blazers run to the Western Conference Finals. The Mavs inked him to four-year $32 million to help space the floor for Luka Doncic.
Curry exceeded expectations this season. He averaged 12.4 points and 2.3 3-pointers made per game while shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 45.2 percent on his threes. Curry vaulted into second in career 3-point percentage and was the top shooter in the Mavericks historic offense.
The Mavs have multiple team-friendly contracts on the books, but Curry ranked inside the top ten in Bleacher Report’s “Most Underpaid Players”. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is on one of the best value contracts in the NBA
Curry’s contract ranked ninth on Bleacher Report’s list with Giannis Antetokounmpo taking home the top honors. It was surprising to not see Dorian Finney-Smith in the top ten because the Mavericks starter made just $4 million last season. Remember, players on rookie deals were excluded, so Luka Doncic was ineligible for inclusion.
Curry is certainly deserving to be on the list. He was fantastic all season but picked it up further in 2020. The 30-year-old averaged 15.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.8 3-pointers made per while shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 50.0 percent on his threes over his final 33 regular games. Curry was also outstanding in the playoffs.
Expect the best season yet from Seth Curry in 2021. He will be a key floor spacer and offensive weapon for the Dallas Mavericks as they attempt to jump into title contention. Do not be surprised to see Curry lead the NBA in 3-point percentage and continue to give defenses headaches. Stay tuned for what should be an exciting season.