Report: Lakers Reached Out to Free Agent Seth Curry

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Apr 9, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry (31) shoots the basketball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Yet another role player has been linked to the Lakers in their pursuit to fill out a team to surround LeBron James, Anthony Davis and a potential third max level player. The latest to be connected to the purple and gold is Portland Trailblazers free agent guard Seth Curry, according to Brad Turner of the LA Times.

As Turner notes in his tweets, Curry was one of the best shooters in the league last season. The former Duke guard shot 40.4% from three in 20.4 minutes per game in the playoffs. Portland had a successful run, making it to the Western Conference finals before eventually falling to the Golden State Warriors and Seth’s brother Stephen Curry.

Turner does not note a mutual interest between the Lakers and the younger Curry brother, but playing next to James and Davis should be attractive to most if not all free agents. Curry would likely have a larger role on the Lakers than he would with the Blazers due to a depleted Lakers backcourt. Also, this Los Angeles team should be one of the top competitors come playoff time in 2020. Perhaps a ring would convince Curry to take a pay cut.

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