Sixers’ Seth Curry takes jab at Mavs for trading him for Josh Richardson
Curry said, “It’s nothing personal. I got a lot of respect for a lot of those guys over there. I just think they made a bad business decision.”
The Sixers and Mavs played against each other yesterday with the former going out on top, 111-97. In less than 30 minutes, Curry filled-up the stat sheet with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals, and even a block. He did all these while hitting all three of his three-point attempts and shooting 66.7% from the field. On the other hand, Richardson finished with 13 points and six rebounds. He missed all four of his attempts from deep.
Curry was traded away from Dallas in the offseason for Richardson and the 36th overall draft pick. On paper, the deal made sense. The Mavericks had a blazing offense last season and a middling defense. Acquiring Richardson, who has a reputation as a 3-and-D player seemed to balance out the roster. For the Sixers, Curry would provide much-needed spacing for their stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
It’s only natural for a player to feel like Curry did. However, from a pure basketball perspective, Philadelphia is winning this trade. In the 25 games, Curry has played he is firing an efficient 46.8% from long-range. Richardson is still trying to find his touch from outside and is not providing the perimeter defense Dallas was expecting when they got him.
Seth wasn’t really touting a revenge game against his old team, but it must have felt sweet for Curry to win this outing.