Magic signing Seth Curry, Drew Crawford and Kadeem Batts

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I have a theory about Seth Curry:

I believe Seth Curry deserves an NBA chance – and I mean more than the 13 minutes he played for the Grizzlies and Cavaliers last season.

Just watching him, Seth doesn’t exude NBA talent, though he’s not that far off.

But his brother, Stephen Curry, has defied expectations at every level. Few thought his game even translated from high school to college, and now he’s an NBA star.

So, my theory is maybe we’re all underestimating Seth. Maybe there’s something about how their father, Dell Curry, and others in their lives have trained them that makes them both particularly prepared to handle the rigors of the NBA despite smaller-than-ideal body types.

It’s definitely true of Stephen, and considering how big a long shot most 14th/15th men are, I’d gamble on giving Seth an extended look.

I’m not saying Seth Curry will become an NBA star, starter or even role player. But that’s true of all 14th/15th men. I just think he makes more sense than many borderline players who get signed.

Why doesn’t a bad team with an open roster spot give him more of a chance? A bad team like the Magic would do.

Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel:

Orlando now has 19 players under contract. Siva, whose signing was already known, has no guarantee. Kadeem Batts (Providence) and Drew Crawford (Northwestern) went undrafted this year, and presumably they also have no guarantees. Dewayne Dedmon’s salary is fully unguaranteed until the season begins.

Essentially, there is one roster spot up for grabs.

Though I’d take the field over any single player, Curry is probably the favorite to claim it – if anyone does. The Magic could always keep just 14 players.

But they can’t waive Curry and then assign him to their D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. Because Curry – unlike Siva, who went to the D-League on assignment from the Pistons, and Batts and Crawford, who are rookies – already signed a D-League contract, Curry’s D-League rights still belong to his previous D-League team. If the Magic want Curry in Erie, the BayHawks must arrange a trade with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

That’s why, if Curry proves he deserves a longer look, Orlando will probably have to keep him on the regular-season roster.