On Tuesday, the Orlando Magic announced that that they've invited Santa Cruz Warriors guard Seth Curry, among others, to training camp.
In addition to being the brother of NBA All-Star Stephen, the younger Curry emerged as a minor league all-star himself last season. He was the starring attraction in Santa Cruz as the Warriors reached the D-League Finals for the second straight season.
Following shorter stints in the NBA last season with teams like the Grizzlies and Cavaliers, Curry will look to make even more an impression with the Magic, with whom he participated in Orlando Summer League this past July.
Of course, while the ultimate dream for young guns like Curry is breaking into The Association once and for all, the reality is many will get waived following camp and subsequently return to the D-League soon after.
The question that remains, is this: should Curry hit the minor league hardwood once again, what uniform will he be donning?
The Warriors hold Curry's D-League rights. Traditionally in a situation like this, Curry would return to Santa Cruz, if the Magic let him go. That could still very well happen.
Having said that, it's clear Orlando has taken a liking to Curry following Summer League and the training camp invite. They see something there and seemingly value it, so perhaps they'd like to keep a closer eye on him along the way, should they deem him to not be ready for the big leagues just yet.
In order to do so, they'd have to trade for his D-League rights. There are reportedly already plans for Peyton Siva to participate in camp and then subsequently join the newly affiliated Erie BayHawks. Could Curry be next in line?
It wouldn't be the first time the Warriors and BayHawks agreed upon on a trade to accommodate a camp invitee. Just last season (when Erie was affiliated with the Knicks), the two teams were involved in a trade that shipped Jeremy Tyler's D-League rights to the Big Apple from Santa Cruz.
Should all parties involved decide that this is in fact in the best long-term interests of Curry, such an acquisition wouldn't be out of the question.