Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inside Warriors Media Day


OAKLAND, Calif. – Last Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, the Golden State Warriors hosted their Media Day at the team’s practice facility in down town Oakland.
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Golden State Warriors players Andre Iguodala (left) and Klay Thompson (right) talked to media during the teams media day on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

The biggest story however wasn’t about the offseason acquisition of super star Andre Iguodala; it was over the undrafted free agent Seth Curry, younger brother of Warriors star guard Stephen Curry.

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Golden State Warriors guards and brothers Steph (left) and Seth Curry were in jerseys for the Warriors media day on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
The two brothers, sons of former NBA three-point sniper Dell Curry, look to be on the floor together when the Warriors suit up for the first game of the season come Wednesday, Oct. 30 when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I don't think the Warriors would sign him if they didn't think so either," said Steph Curry. "Maybe they paid more attention to him because he's my brother, but nobody's going to throw money and an opportunity at somebody if they don't think he's got an opportunity to make the team out of camp and help the team down the road."

When healthy, the younger Curry, Seth is just as good a shooter as Steph, although the billing might be hard to fit. In his final season at Duke, the senior, Seth averaged 17.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting from the field.

His brother Steph, in his final season at Davidson, as a junior, averaged 28.6 points on 45.4 shooting.
While the numbers look different in terms of scoring, older brother Steph was the main option at Davidson whereas younger brother Seth was one of a few options under Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.

Seth, who likely would have been drafted if he opted for an earlier surgery date, has no regrets on waiting until after the season was done.

"It was definitely disappointing," said Seth Curry. "The biggest thing was just not being able to go through the draft process. It was tough because I had surgery right after the season. I wasn't able to get in front of teams and work out and compete against guys in my draft class. But it was out of my control."

However, Seth will be looking to fill one of just a few open spots on the Warriors roster. With Kent Bazemore back, recently acquired free agent Toney Douglas in the mix, and drafted Nemanja Nedovic in the running too, Seth will have his hands full.

However if Seth doesn’t make the Golden State roster, the road might not take him too far, as the Warriors NBA D-League affiliate is in Santa Cruz, Calif.