NBA: Mavericks guard Curry out with left leg injury

Seth Curry (above) has suffered a left tibia stress reaction and will be re-evaluated in a week.
Seth Curry (above) has suffered a left tibia stress reaction and will be re-evaluated in a week.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of NBA champion Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, will be sidelined indefinitely with a left leg injury, the Mavericks announced on Saturday (Oct 7).

The expected Mavericks backcourt starter has suffered a left tibia stress reaction and will be re-evaluated in a week, the club holding out hope he can be ready when the new season opens in just under two weeks.

Curry, 27, is the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry. He enters the final season of a two-year deal worth US$6 million (S$8.1) after averaging 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game last season for Dallas, all career highs.

He connected on 48.1 percent of his shots from the court, 42.5 per cent from 3-point range, as the Mavericks went 33-49, finishing eight games out of a Western Conference playoff berth.

Seth Curry had prior NBA stops with the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings before joining the Mavericks.