It was first rumored a few days ago, but now it is official. Today, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they have signed guard Seth Curry to a 10-day contract. From the Cavaliers’ press release announcing the move:
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Seth Curry to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers acting General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. To create the roster spot for Curry, the team released forward Shane Edwards from his 10-day contract that was set to expire today.
Curry has appeared in 36 games (35 starts) for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 19.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 35.2 minutes per game. In his last six games for the Warriors, the 6-1, 180-pound guard from Duke averaged 20.8 points and 5.3 assists, while shooting . 476 (20-42) from three-point range. For the season, he has posted 21 games of at least 20 points, including a career-best 36 points in his first game with the Warriors on Nov. 22 versus Austin.
Curry will be available for tomorrow night’s game against the Houston Rockets at The Q. He will wear jersey number 31.
It is unclear if Curry will see time or has been signed to give the Cavalier depth. It is odd that the Cavaliers will sign Curry when they have Sergey Karasev available on the bench and he was a first-round pick back in June. Unless they suddenly plan on giving Karasev minutes, this seems like an indication that he is farther away than we thought from being able to contribute. Curry’s contract will expire on March 31st if it is signed today and the team can sign him to two more 10-day deals before being forced to either sign him for the season or let him walk.