The Sixers were extremely active on draft night. From trading Al Horford to drafting Tyrese Maxey, Daryl Morey had himself a night. There’s one move that may stand above the rest though and that was a trade he made early in the second round.
A few picks before the Sixers selected at 36 overall, a trade was announced, one that continued to put the team back on track.
It was announced that the 36th pick along with Josh Richardson would be sent to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Seth Curry.
The Younger brother of NBA great Steph Curry, Seth has some greatness in him in his own right.
Like his older brother, he is an unbelievable shooter. He shot over 45% from three last season and that is absolutely the norm. He is a 44.3% lifetime shooter from three and is unbelievable off the catch-and-shoot.
Curry shot an amazing 48% of catch-and-shoot threes last season. That means that Curry ranked first in the entire league in three-point catch-and-shoot percentage (min 200 attempts & 50 games played).
The Sixers needed shooting and Daryl Morey delivered in a big way. Curry is one of many shooters the Sixers added and in terms of shooting he is the crown jewel.
It is interesting to note that Seth Curry is actually married to Sixers’ Head Coach Doc Rivers’ daughter.
Many wondered if Rivers would bring his son Austin Rivers aboard and while that now seems unlike he’s done the next best thing, his son-in-law.
The offensive potential Seth Curry adds to the Sixers cannot be understated. With his shooting, pick-and-roll ability, he can replace that JJ Redick role the Sixers desperately miss.
Daryl Morey once again outdid himself, Sixers fans could not ask for anymore. Thank you, Mr. Daryl Morey,
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