Chicago Bulls: Gauging SG Seth Curry free agency interest

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The Chicago Bulls need to add backcourt depth and more outside shooting in free agency this summer to the rotation. Seth Curry could be a good target.

A frequently discussed free agent situation that is coming due this summer involves the brother of one of the NBA’s greatest scoring threats and a former MVP. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry may overshadow his brother, fellow guard Seth Curry, but this could still be an interesting cycle of free agency for the latter this off-season. Seth is currently a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. But, he could be a free agency target of teams in the Eastern Conference like the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls this summer.

Seth Curry and the Blazers are battling the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the NBA Playoffs out West. Denver owns a one-game lead in the series, but the Blazers can battle back with Game Six coming at home. Seth will need a big shooting performance to help Portland get an offensive boost from the bench.

Although, many other NBA teams needing to add backcourt rotation depth and an ora if outside shooting prowess should at least consider pursuing Curry in free agency. The price tag he commands will have a lot to do with how outside suitors like the Bulls handle contract talks, but this is definitely an intriguing idea.

The usage of Seth with Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen and his inside out style on offense would be of concern. Seth fits better in a modern NBA offense that allows him to get open looks and doesn’t put too much pressure on his facilitating ability. For him to thrive in the Bulls rotation, there needs to be a better primary distributor running the point.

If a player like point guard Shaquille Harrison keeps improving his facilitating ability, and he’s still around in a Bulls uniform next year, the combination of him and Seth off the bench could work nicely.

Yet, landing in a spot where he could get more playing time than he is with the Blazers right now could be good for Curry. The only spot where he was a regular starter during his up and down NBA career was with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2016-17 campaign. He got 42 starts that season.

Curry did play in 74 regular season games with the Blazers, but that backcourt is clearly set. But he was one of the better players coming off the bench in Portland during the regular season. He shot a whopping 45 percent from three-point range and averaged 7.9 points per game and 1.6 rebounds.

The win share totals and box plus/minus for Curry were also good during the regular season. He posted an offensive rating and defensive rating both above 113. His win shares for the past two seasons he played in combined were solid too, at 6.8.

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Depending on the money that Curry commands this summer and the league-wide attention he gets in the free agent market, he could be a very promising target for the Bulls. Other teams around the league are sure to want to add a player with his skill set, so the competition could be fierce.