LeBron James and Anthony Davis may prove to be the most talented duo in the NBA this season. They won’t win the title alone, though.
Los Angeles is reportedly in position to open up a third max slot. Players like Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, and Jimmy Butler have been floated as options, though it isn’t totally clear yet who may be a realistic add.
There is also the chance that the Lakers will instead look to split up that cap room and add a number of useful pieces. One is a name that will be very familiar to hoops fans.
Seth Curry, brother of Golden State Warriors superstar and Stephen Curry, has become a pretty valuable sharpshooting role player in the NBA, and is a free agent.
Curry is coming off of one year with the Portland Trail Blazers. He helped the team reach the Western Conference Finals, and played a pretty good series against his brothers’ powerhouse team.
Seth Curry isn’t the dynamic player that his older brother is, but the Duke product is a great deep threat, and could be pretty affordable. Both fit the bill for the Lakers.
The Lakers have also reached out to the reps of free agent guard Seth Curry, per source. Curry is the type of long range shooter the Lakers want. He shot 45.6% from the field last season in Portland, 45% from three. He averaged 7.9 points in 74 games.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 30, 2019
With Thompson recovering from a torn ACL, and Kevin Durant almost definitely out for the 2019-20 season, and possibly leaving Golden State, the Lakers have emerged as the betting favorite in the Western Conference.
Assuming the Warriors get Thompson back and remain one of the best teams in the conference, we might get another Curry brothers showdown in the playoff next spring.
Curry has made right around $3 million per year in the NBA, and was at a shade under $2.8 million in 2018-19. He’ll likely command his biggest deal coming off of the strong season in Portland.