2 ways Seth Curry can help the Mavericks, 2 ways he could hurt

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Help 2. Secondary Playmaking

Seth Curry has never been thought of as a playmaker, but like his brother, he is an extremely witty player. Curry holds an average of 2.1 assists per game over the course of his career. But perhaps more importantly, Curry only averages 1.1 turnovers per game throughout his nine seasons in the association.

While playing in the NBA, Curry has improved his passing. Excluding last season, where his minutes dipped, he had increased his assist numbers in every season after his second stint in Dallas.

Curry isn't necessarily a playmaker, but he is a smart passer who can parlay the occasional pick-and-roll into a skip pass or lob. Whenever Curry catches the ball on the perimeter, it's likely a player will be rushing to contest Curry's shot. Curry typically makes a quick decision to make the extra pass, or step in, or sidestep and take a less contested shot.

The Dallas roster isn't full of playmakers. Besides Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, the Mavs didn't have a single player average more than two assists per game a season ago. Curry will likely step into a secondary playmaking role off the bench.

Playing next to Josh Green will be a likely occurrence for Curry. Green is a great athlete and budding playmaker but has yet to demonstrate the ability to consistently lead the second unit. Also, Green may even start for the Mavs. But if Green does continue to come off the bench, Curry may be the primary ball handler in a lineup that includes Green, and a few of the other new Mavericks, such as Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Dereck Lively II, or Derrick Jones Jr.

Curry will likely not initiate plays on offense or be tasked with driving and kicking to shooters, but he'll be relied upon to make the second pass quite often.