Seth Curry proving he’s more than just a shooter in expanded role

NBA: DEC 01 Mavericks at Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry (30) before an NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 01, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

Since arriving in Philadelphia, Seth Curry has been nothing but sensational. His shooting has been as advertised and stayed true to the Curry name. There are other elements to his game that coaches have noticed and utilized more this year, potentially raising the ceiling even higher for the younger Curry sibling.

Seth has averaged 7.4 assists per game over the last five, finishing the matchup against the Orlando Magic with another double-double of 20 points and 12 assists. 

The Sixers have had to deal a lot of instability this year, forcing them to lean more and more on players like Curry. Against the Rockets and Magic, the team were without starting PG, Tyrese Maxey, who was in COVID protocols. This opened the door for Curry to add another arrow to his quiver.

Over the course of this season, Curry has flashed the ability to be a playmaker for his teammates. That skillset became his crutch in the last two games. His ability to handle the ball and create for himself is very underrated, and using those same skills Curry has been a key creator for other players on the team who are primarily spot up shooters and bigs.

It seems the Sixers coaching staff has tapped into something special with their starting shooting guard. Although Seth will return back to his role as the teams‘ shooting guard and sniper, this can be something the Sixers can go to later in the season and playoffs. This foundation can create so much versatility for the team and it gives opponents a another look and something else to defend. 

Seth Curry has grown immensely during his time with the 76ers and has unravelled layers to his game never seen before on a night in, night out basis. Even though the Sixers are looking to upgrade the team via a Ben Simmons trade, this is a skill set I believe the coaching staff needs to continue to utilize, to expand the team chances of winning this year. 

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