Mavs guard Seth Curry appeared on “Undisputed” on Tuesday to talk about his first season in Dallas and discuss his brother Steph’s run with the Golden State Warriors.
Seth, 26, averaged 12.8 points and 2.7 assists per game on sizzling 48.1/42.5/85.0 splits in his first Mavs season, in what was by far the best of his pro career. During his best stretch of the season, a 24-game run from Jan. 17-March 10, Curry averaged 17.5 points on remarkable 53.0 percent shooting and 48.1 percent from deep, giving the Mavericks hope that he can achieve even better numbers heading into his second season with the team.
Watch the full video below, with some transcribed highlights below.
On what changed to make his first season in Dallas so smooth: Coach Carlisle and Mark Cuban, those guys gave me the opportunity to come in and play a lot. They had a lot of confidence in me. We obviously had a lot of injuries early on this season, so some of the young guys got an opportunity to play big minutes. A lot of times the young guys come in and play minutes, but it’s not really meaningful basketball. We had a lot of meaningful minutes to play trying to win games, and it helped me out to get my confidence going, playing every night and trying to play well.
On comparisons between him and his brother Steph, and if that adds any pressure: I feel like I could play in the NBA, and I’ve proven I can play well, whether it’s college, D-League, high school, whatever the case. But I feel like at times people were comparing me to what he was doing at that moment, and that’s an MVP level, leading college in scoring, leading the league in scoring. Obviously I wasn’t at that level yet. I was being compared to that instead of being compared to people I was coming out of college with, playing against in the D-League, and things like that. Obviously it has some benefits, being a Curry, but it was things I had to battle against.
On who wins the backyard battles in the Curry household: I’ll say it’s 50/50, shooting games, 1-on-1 games. It’s good battles. It’s obviously one of the reasons I’m here today, just being able to measure myself against him in the backyard, and his work ethic, things like that. He’s helped me a lot throughout my career.