Last season, Seth Curry should signs that he could establish himself as a key role player on an NBA team. This summer, he was afforded a fresh start by the Dallas Mavericks.

The lesser known Curry sibling has been doing his homework, studying film of other NBA guards in order to improve his performance. He has been watching footage of his brother, Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, and Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum, analyzing the ways in which they break down defences.

In reference to McCollum, Curry told Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated how he compares to the Ohio native.

“I like his game. I think we’re similar in the way we play at our own methodical pace and create shots. It’s something I’ve always done just because I’m not gonna be the most athletic guy on the court, but I think I’m good at changing pace. I’ve got a good first step and things of that nature. So it’s just about using your body to make the defense play at your tempo and react to you.”

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The 6’2″ point guard knows that if you are to succeed in the NBA, you have to be smart, especially if you don’t have astounding athleticism on your side. Curry studies the game, finding new ways to score when possible.

“I feel like if I got a shot off, it has a good chance of going in. So it’s finding ways of creating different shots, being smart. I watch film a lot, and different tricks that I can do to get my shot off the ball and creating ways to get shots off of pick-and-rolls or one-on-one situations like that.”

The 25-year-old will be surrounded by coaching staff and players that can help him improve this year in Dallas. If he can reach a level of play that resembles C.J. McCollum, head coach Rick Carlisle will be extremely pleased that he gave Curry the chance he deserves.