Dallas Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Picks a Potential Replacement for Seth Curry

Published 12/19/2020, 12:01 PM EST
Dec 17, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Tyrell Terry (1) and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell (4) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Dallas Mavericks were another unpredictable team that were quite a scare for the LA Clippers last season. After Luka Doncic’s stellar performances that won over NBA fans’ hearts, this upcoming season, they are one of the Top-10 teams in the list of contention.

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With roster changes this offseason, the Mavs have brought in Tyrell Terry from the 2020 NBA Draft, who is expected to fill that void that Seth Curry will be leaving in the wake of his transfer to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Key acquisitions of the Dallas Mavericks

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The Mavericks had no trouble on the offensive end last season. However, one can’t say the same about their defense, which is what they tried to fix this offseason. On paper, it does look like they’ve done a fairly good job.

They’ve improved their roster by adding Josh Richardson from the Philadelphia 76ers and James Johnson from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Alone, these two can starkly bring a huge difference to their defensive rating.

But there is one more rookie that was added to the roster who will have to fill a very important role as a result of Seth Curry’s absence.

Dec 17, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Tyrell Terry (1) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrell Terry has the potential to fill Seth’s shoes

In an interview with Scoop B, Mark Cuban was asked about his thoughts on Tyrell taking over Seth’s role. Mark stated, “You’re not ready yet. You’re not going to replace Seth Curry, who’s one of the top three-point shooters of all time.

“But he has the ability to grow into that,” Mark also said. “We’re really impressed by him. He’s quick, wiry, smart and he can shoot. Those are all good starting points, so we’ll see.

“But you never quite know what the mental makeup is and how hard a guy will work until they get here. So far he’s been great, and he’s got the talent and the ability. He may, in a couple of years, step up to where Seth was.”

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With all the pieces in place, the Mavericks look like they have a shot at breaching the Top-5 teams in the Western Conference.

Other teams had concerns over Tyrell’s size in the NBA Draft. So, will they be cursing themselves for letting him slip down to the second round?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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