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.
The Lakers have also reached out to the reps of free agent guard Seth Curry, per source. Curry is the type of long range shooter the Lakers want. He shot 45.6% from the field last season in Portland, 45% from three. He averaged 7.9 points in 74 games.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 30, 2019
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.