B/R: Nets’ Seth Curry most likely to leave in free agency

Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry is the biggest flight risk for the team this offseason, according to an article published by Bleacher Report earlier this week. Per B/R, they assess the flight risk of a player by “gauging how likely it is that a player will leave his current team while also considering how significant the impact of his departure would be.”

Curry, 32, is averaging 10.4 points and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 45.9% from the field and 42% from three-point land. Out of the 40 games he has played for the Nets this season, he has started only six of those games as he primarily comes off the bench. The former Duke Blue Devil has been clutch for Brooklyn off the pine as he has scored at least 20 points on seven occasions, including a 32-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 25.

With the trades of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, it’s clear that the Nets are moving in a different direction with regards to its rotation. The team is prioritizing the young players that will be part of the team’s future, such as Cam Thomas and Nic Claxton. Unfortunately for Curry, it looks like that gameplan will leave Curry out of the usual rotation on most nights. B/R has more details on Curry:

“Seth Curry is a double-digit scorer with a 45.9/42.0/97.1 shooting split—one making just $8.5 million in the last year of his deal. That’s not exactly the profile of an unwanted player, and the high likelihood that there’d be a line around the block for Curry’s services if the Brooklyn Nets were to waive him also augurs toward him finishing the year with his rebuilt team.

That said, The Athletic’s John Hollinger listed the sharpshooter somewhat prominently among his buyout candidates, noting that getting Curry off the books could save the Nets heaps of luxury tax. In its post-Kevin-Durant existence, Brooklyn does need to start operating as if finances matter. Spending through the roof on a superstar-led contender is the cost of doing business, but the Nets aren’t in that line of work anymore.”


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