There won’t just be one Curry in New Orleans during the All-Star Break. Stephen Curry was voted by the fans as a starter in the Western Conference, and today his brother, Seth, was selected to play in the NBDL All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 15.
As one would expect, Steph is proud of what his younger brother has accomplished this year.
On Seth getting selected:
“It’s huge. He’s been in Santa Cruz, developing his game, working on it every single day. Making great use of the experience, playing heavy minutes. Between that and his opportunity to go to Memphis for a couple weeks, get a taste of that system, definitely made him a better player. I don’t know how many guys make the team, but to be selected in that group is huge. Hopefully he can build on it, finish out the year and get back to this level as soon as possible.”
On how Seth has grown during his first year as a pro:
“A lot of questions were about whether he can play the point guard position (because of) his size. Everybody knows he can shoot, but if you watched him play at Duke he can run the pick-and-roll, he can get other guys involved on the floor. His injury kind of overshadowed all that. This has been a good opportunity for him to expand that talent and be able to show that if he gets out there with the ball in his hands he’ll make the right decisions, but he’s also a scoring threat that’s going to provide huge punches for any team that’s going to pick him up. Hopefully somebody pulls the trigger and I’m sure he’ll make them look good for that decision.”
On how many of Seth’s games he gets to see and whether he gives him tips:
“I watch most of them if we’re not playing, usually we are. I’m kind of like my dad, how he’d deal with me. If my brother asks a question I’m going to answer it, but I’m not going to overkill with pointer after pointer after pointer. He’s a smart guy, he watches film and he’s a student of the game. At some point you don’t want too many voices in your head. So I’ll be around if he needs something, but (I try to) let him go through the experience and just encourage him to keep doing what he’s doing.”
Seth is one of three Santa Cruz Warriors to make the trip to the Big Easy for All-Star Weekend, along with Hilton Armstrong and Dewayne Dedmon. 20 players got D-League ASG invites in all, including former Warriors first round pick Ike Diogu, who now plays for the Bakersfield Jam. Both Armstrong and Dedmon have gotten called up by the Warriors, and a month ago Seth got a 10-day contract with Memphis, where he played four minutes in one game.
In 20 games with Santa Cruz, Curry is averaging 19.6 ppg, 7.0 apg, 1.3 spg and 2.0 3pg while playing 35.9 mpg. He’s fourth in the D-League in assists and ninth in scoring. By the sound of Stephen’s comments, he wouldn’t mind seeing Golden State call his little brother up to the Warriors of the NBA, but for whatever reason (Possible distraction? Defensive concerns?) that hasn’t happened yet.