How good can this guy be?
Lead the league in catch and shoot 3s at 49%.
Averages 44.3% on 3s for his career.
They say he can be the league’s best 3pt shooter.
He’s only 29. At his age, JJ just moved from Mil to Clips and was just averaging 15ppg. Both can be just as good at the same age.
JJ had his best years with us. At age 33 and 34, averaging 17-18ppg.
We always knew JJ is a rental, because of his age. We tried finding the next JJ in Shamet and Milton. But I think we can have our younger and potentially better JJ in Seth.
Seth played well on the Clips series. Mavs were -26 NetRtg when he’s off the court. And +3 NetRtg when he’s on the court.
I wont be surprised if Seth averages 15-18ppg for us next season. This is just a tremendous opportunity for Seth.
Why Seth Curry can be the best low usage scorer of all time
This may like a ridiculous statement, but the stats back it up. This is NOT an overreaction to his perfect shooting performance last night, but rather a long-standing belief about my favorite player in the league.
Many people think Seth Curry is just a shooter, but this is far from the truth. Seth is one of the most versatile offensive players in the league, allowing him to take advantage of the many varied opportunities next to Luka in the Mavs flow offense. let’s look at his case as an elite low-usage scorer:
AT THE RIM
Seth shoots 72% at the rim (82 percentile), which is considered elite for a guard. He is great at abusing mismatches brought by the mavs offense and creating his own shots. He’s in the 90th percentile in efficiency scoring off drives and the 75th percentile scoring in PnR. He has a lot of skill controlling the big man on the inside, having the ability to freeze the big at the rim by feinting an attack, only to hit a short fade or hit him with a deadly floater.
IN THE MIDRANGE
Seth is 1st in the league in midrange fg% (minimum 50 attempts) at 57% on above average volume. He has one of the most accurate middy floaters in the league, and he is deadly on long 2s, shooting 56% from 16ft-3p, good for 3rd in the league. To put it simply, he’s the best low-usage midrange player in the NBA
I know I don’t have to tell anyone this, but Seth is an all-time great shooter. He is 2nd all-time in career 3p% 44.3% and 2nd this season in 3p% at 45.3%. He is always ready to pull the trigger, averaging 7.1 3p attempts per 36, and his movement off ball, as well as the defense Luka draws, creates plenty of opportunity.
After reading about his incredible efficiency on every part of the floor, it may not surprise you that, if he had enough minutes to qualify, Seth would be 11th all-time in career ts%, right behind Reggie Miller