The 2013-14 NBA D-League season doesn't officially begin until this Friday, but we're, nevertheless, getting helpful hints as to who to keep an eye on this year with some recent preseason action.
Fresh off last season's run to the NBADL Finals, the Santa Cruz are surely hoping to take it that much further and go the absolute distance in the months to follow. Though D-League All-Star Travis Leslie is playing overseas this year, and big man Dewayne Dedmon has already been called up by Golden State, there's still plenty of exciting talent to be found across the board for Santa Cruz.
It's a family affair for the Warriors, as in addition to Cameron Jones (cousin of Raptors' Landry Fields) and Taylor Griffin (brother of Clippers' Blake Griffin), former Duke stud Seth Curry (brother of Warriors' Stephen Curry) is poised to help lead the way for his older brother's team's D-League affiliate.
But make no mistake, keeping the younger brother on board in Santa Cruz is anything but a simple common courtesy. As it so happens, the Duke product looks so good early, that it appears as though he'll emerge as a rising star and instant fan-favorite in the NBADL this coming season.
If the way Curry has been strutting his stuff through the preseason for Santa Cruz is any indication, there's no denying that at all.
Even in the early goings, take a look at the tweets below (from ours friends at the official NBA D-League Twitter account, as well as the fantastic Santa Cruz Warriors' broadcaster Kevin Danna) telling us all what the 23 year old has been up to so far.
@KnicksJournal Seth Curry went for 55 pts combined in the two games. Active on D, and a shot-maker. Also had 7 ast last night. No Mychel yet— Kevin Danna (@kevo408) November 18, 2013
@KnicksJournal but yeah, Seth has been super legit.— Kevin Danna (@kevo408) November 18, 2013
Sounds very Steph-esque, if you ask me.