Seth Curry is leaving the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical.
Curry, the younger brother of two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry of Golden State, will have his qualifying offer rescinded, clearing the way for the Kings to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent, sources said.
Curry is expected to garner backup guard interest on the market, where multiple teams are sifting through the remaining available players.
The Kings reached agreement on a three-year deal with free-agent guard Garrett Temple on Sunday, making the roster even deeper with guards. Seth Curry had been a restricted free agent, which means the Kings could’ve matched any offer sheet for him within a three-day waiting period.
As an unrestricted free agent, Curry will have a much easier chance to find a new team for next season. The Kings honored his agent’s request to pull the qualifying offer on Sunday, league sources said.
Curry, 25, had the best season of his young NBA career with the Kings, including a stretch of starting games late in the season and averaging 14 points. Curry chose to opt out of the second year of a two-year, $4 million contract this summer.
Curry had brief 10-day contract stops with Phoenix, Cleveland and Memphis between trips to the NBA Development League since going unselected in the 2013 NBA draft.