Basketball fans aren’t the only ones who think that something smells in Sacto.
In a recent interview with ESPN Radio Dallas, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban placed the blame on the “dysfunctional” Sacramento Kings for the struggles last season of guard Seth Curry, who the Mavs signed to a two-year, $ 6 million deal this summer.
“On a dysfunctional team in Sacramento last year at the end of the year, [Curry] played team ball,” Cuban said per Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com. “He struggled some to stick within a dysfunctional system, but when he got the minutes and when he started, he put up great numbers. But more importantly, from a catch-and-shoot perspective, he’s almost automatic from three. And we really didn’t have that.”
Cuban’s right in that the younger Curry brother didn’t have much of a system to play in with the Kings. The 25-year-old was largely misused in the Sacramento offense and was also the target of subtle disdain from former head coach George Karl.
As a result, Curry only managed to put up averages of 6.8 points per game, 1.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game in 2015–16. But he should do much better next season in a stable organization with a coherent offensive plan. And for a Mavericks team that ranked 23rd in the league in three-point percentage last season, Curry’s outside stroke will be greatly appreciated.