Grades for every Dallas Mavericks player ahead of the trade deadline

Dec 6, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with Dallas
Dec 6, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with Dallas / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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11. Seth Curry

Despite the Dallas Mavericks logjam at guard, many fans expected Seth Curry to have more of a role than he currently does for this Mavericks' team after Curry signed a two-year $8 million contract with Dallas this past offseason.

Curry is averaging the least amount of minutes in his career(12.8 minutes per game), discounting his first two seasons in the league where he only played a combined four games, and the amount of minutes Curry has been getting has been reflective of his on-court production for the most part. There aren't a lot of minutes that are being dispersed for Mavericks' guards off the bench when you take into consideration the heavy workload that head coach Jason Kidd has given to the likes of Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Curry's regression in minutes this season has been a byproduct of Kidd's tight rotation, but the 33-year-old guard is also shooting some of the worst percentages of his career. Curry is shooting worse from the field (37.2 percent) than he is from three-point land (37.9 percent), and both of those percentages are career lows for him as well.

Curry hasn't been able to create space for himself to score in the mid-range or in-between game near as often as he was able to during his previous stints with Dallas, but he admittedly hasn't gotten as many opportunities to do so given his short leash. Curry's shooting percentages aren't entirely reflective of who he is as a player as a nine-year NBA sharpshooter doesn't see their percentages drop that drastically very often, so perhaps his inconsistent role can be attributed to his early-season shooting woes.

Curry has stepped up in a few games where Dallas has been stretched thin injury-wise, but overall he hasn't been in Dallas' main rotation so he lands at a D.

Has shot the ball decent for his standards, but looks much less dynamic as a ball handler compared to last stint in Dallas. Has gotten a lot of DNPCD's. Seth Curry. Midseason grades 11. D