Seth Curry of the 76ers has been attached to Ben Simmons in a lot of trade speculation
Seth Curry has finally found some stability in Philadelphia after changing teams nine times in eight seasons. He’s been a 76er since the start of the 2020-21 season after stints in [deep breath] Memphis, Cleveland, Phoenix, Sacramento, Dallas, Portland, and Dallas again.
Like Trent, Curry is thriving with a boost in playing time. He’s started all 97 games for the 76ers since joining them, and is enjoying career highs this season with 34.8 minutes, 15.8 points, 4.0 assists, and 11.8 shot attempts per game.
But Ben Simmons is almost definitely going to be traded in the next couple of weeks, and Curry is signed through next year at a very team-friendly $8.5 million. With his level of production that is an extremely attractive number. And that deal expires after next season, making him an even more attractive trade target.
So Curry is likely to be moved sometime in the next calendar year, either with or without Simmons. He’s attractive to the Blazers for his shooting and ability to shut down his brother.
If he continues with his current production for Philadelphia, he’ll likely command a big boost in salary when he is a free agent in 2023. That’s when the Blazers have $99 million committed to three players and essentially nobody else on the roster, so they’ll be making major moves by then regardless of how successful they’ve been.
Maybe they can make some room for the younger and cheaper Curry brother.