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The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a historically elite 3-point shooter who happens to be married to the coach’s daughter, completing a draft-night trade that sent shooting guard Josh Richardson and the No. 36 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft to the Dallas Mavericks for Seth Curry.
Curry, whose father-in-law is new Sixers coach Doc Rivers, addresses Philadelphia’s glaring need for perimeter shooting to complement stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Curry ranks second in NBA history in career 3-point percentage (44.3%), behind only current Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and four spots ahead of his brother, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
Seth Curry, 30, averaged 12.4 points per game for the Mavs last season in the first year of a four-year, $32 million contract. He shot a career-best 45.2% from 3-point range.
“Having a truly gravity elite shooter really changes the dynamic for Ben and Joel,” 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said late Wednesday night of trading for Curry. “Those who watch the Sixers up close and personal — like you have longer than me — when Joel and Ben have had that, it’s actually insane how good