INDEPENDENCE: The Cavaliers signed undrafted rookie Seth Curry to a 10-day contract on Friday, at least temporarily giving the Cavs five players from the 2013 draft.
Curry is the younger brother to Steph, the Warriors’ All-Star point guard. Their father, Dell, played one season with the Cavaliers in the late 1980s.
Curry has spent most of this season in the Development League, averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists for the Santa Cruz Warriors. He is widely considered an accomplished shooter despite making just 36-percent of his 3-pointers this season in the D-League (43 percent shooter overall).
He has been playing point guard with the Warriors, which the Cavs believe has impacted his percentages. He’s only 6-foot-1, but the Cavs are intrigued with his shooting ability and will play him off the ball alongside guys like Jarrett Jack and Dion Waiters.
Curry is the third player from Duke on the Cavs’ roster (joining Kyrie Irving and Luol Deng). In fact, Curry replaced Irving in Duke’s starting lineup when Irving went down with a toe injury his freshman season.
Curry joined his brother with the Golden State Warriors for training camp, but was among the last players cut. He spent time with the Memphis Grizzlies this season and appeared in one game for them, but otherwise has spent the bulk of the season in the D-League.
He was a D-League All-Star this season and has scored at least 20 points in 21 games.
The Cavs’ injury situation could get Curry on the court quickly. They dressed just nine healthy players for Thursday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Injuries to guys like C.J. Miles, Irving and Deng create a need for a shooter.
To make room on their roster, the Cavs released Shane Edwards on the final day of his 10-day contract. He returned to the Canton Charge of the D-League, but he is again an NBA free agent.