Mavs’ Seth Curry surpasses Steph Curry as active leader in 3P% among active players
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry might be the less heralded of the Curry brothers. But he currently holds a leg up on his older brother when it comes to perimeter shooting.
Curry drilled 6-of-8 shots from beyond the arc during Saturday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets. And in the process he passed Steph as the NBA’s active leader in three-point percentage:
Seth Curry has done it! Splash from 30 and he is (for) now the NBA’s most accurate career three-point shooter (43.53%) passing Steph Curry (43.51%) pic.twitter.com/hwFE5NFjT3
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 9, 2020
Seth (.4357) currently leads Steph (.4351) by the slimmest of margins. Steph will undoubtedly have little brother in his sights pending a potential March return. Nevertheless, Seth has solidified himself as one of the deadliest shooters in the game today.
Curry’s story makes for even better drama. He started his collegiate career at Liberty before transferring to Duke. He gained national attention but never really stood out among the numerous other stars that have come through Durham. Curry then went undrafted in 2013, and he was forced to take the long road to the NBA.
Curry broke out as a regular with the Mavericks during the 2016-17 season. He eventually earned the starting point guard role.
Unfortunately, Dallas showed hesitancy during the summer of 2018, prompting Curry to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers. But Curry elected to return to the Mavericks this past summer, and it just seems like a natural fit.
Curry is averaging 11.3 point an shooting close to 43 percent from beyond the arc on 4.9 attempts per game. Despite having to navigate a crowded Mavericks backcourt, Curry has been tremendously impactful as a shooter and secondary ball-handler also capable of setting up his teammates.
Steph might have the star power in the family, but Seth is carving out his own lane. Plus, he has this new mark to hold over Steph’s head.