Seth Curry, the Dallas two-guard who is crucial to that team’s floor spacing and happens to be in a contract year, is the latest player to be sidelined during the preseason with an injury.
He has a stress reaction in his left tibia (that is the precursor to a stress fracture) and will be out indefinitely. Coach Rick Carlisle discussed the situation with the media on Saturday, saying that he will be out at least a week and they will look at it again.
More than likely he’s out much longer as the Mavs let this heal. Yogi Ferrell may start at the two, and expect to see Devin Harris, who has spent more time at the three during camp, to be back in the heavy rotation at the two.
Curry — who I feel obligated to say is the brother of the Warriors Stephen Curry — broke out with the Mavs as a starter at the two last season, averaging 12.8 points per game and shooting 42.5 percent from three. He is in the final year of the two-year contract he signed with Dallas and will be trying to put himself in position for a bigger payday next summer. Hopefully, this isn’t a severe setback to him.