Trade Proposal Sends Hornets’ Seth Curry To Lakers

One NBA analyst proposed that the Los Angeles Lakers acquire Seth Curry from the Charlotte Hornets this offseason. 

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Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Lakers and Hornets:

The trade: The Charlotte Hornets trade Seth Curry, No. 42 pick and 2026 second-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jalen Hood-Schifino

Curry played for the Dallas Mavericks and Hornets this season. He averaged 5.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting 39.2% from the field, 35.2% from beyond the arc and 90.3% from the free-throw line. 

Curry, who turns 34 in August, will make $4 million next season. 

“Some team short on shooting like the Lakers could want a crack at Curry, who has converted 43.1 percent of his career three-point attempts,” Buckley wrote. “They might also covet these two second-rounders to help sweeten the pot for a bigger deal down the line, though they’d have to cut costs to sneak below the first apron to make this move possible.

“If that’s all it takes for the Hornets to get Hood-Schifino, whom the Lakers drafted with the No. 17 overall pick last year, they should pounce. He barely hit the NBA hardwood as a rookie, but he still has a sky-high ceiling given his positional size, playmaking and ability to create out of the pick-and-roll.”

The Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of this year’s playoffs in five games. They are expected to hire JJ Redick as their new head coach. 

The Hornets, meanwhile, missed the playoffs again. They haven’t made the postseason since 2016. 

Curry has career averages of 10.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists with the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Hornets.

He’s the younger brother of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. 

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