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Seth Curry to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

December 22, 2013 

Notebook

Former Duke star and Charlotte native Seth Curry is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to multiple reports, including the Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal.

Curry has been playing this season for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, where he is averaging 21.3 points and 7.8 assists per game, according to the team’s website. He earlier had signed with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

Curry, the son of former Charlotte Hornets sharp shooter Dell Curry and the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry, reportedly was to arrive Monday in Memphis and was expected to sign.

Stephen Curry indicated in a tweet Saturday night that his brother was about to be “off to Memphis to start a new journey.”

Seth Curry, who went undrafted, averaged 17.5 points for Duke last season and shot 43.8 percent behind the 3-point line, while playing with a stress fracture in his right shin.

Staff and wire reports

Around the League

Brooklyn: General manager Billy King said Sunday that the team is disappointed by the latest injury to Brook Lopez but is not in panic mode. Lopez broke his right foot again, leaving the Nets (9-17) without their leading scorer. King said he will see if there are any worthwhile trades but is confident in the players he has.

 “When you get an injury like this, everybody calls you. Every agent that has a big guy on the sideline calls to offer their services,” King said.

Detroit: Detroit was averaging an NBA-best 51.5 points in the paint going into its Saturday game with Houston, and the Rockets were third at 49.2. The teams finished tied at 62 in that department in Houston’s 114-97 victory. Dwight Howard had 35 points and 19 rebounds. It was the most points Howard has scored as a member of the Rockets, who played without star guard James Harden, who was out with a sprained right ankle.

Los Angeles Lakers: Center Pau Gasol did not play Saturday against the Golden State Warriors because of an upper respiratory infection. Chris Kaman started in Gasol’s place, but the team was hoping Gasol would be healthy enough to play Monday at Phoenix. Gasol had been the only player to start the first 26 games for the Lakers.

Miami: Dwyane Wade enlisted some help with his proposal to Gabrielle Union. The three boys the Heat guard is raising, his two sons and a nephew, all were part of the engagement surprise, Wade said Sunday when he spoke out about the big news for the first time. The boys held signs asking union to marry them. When a bewildered Union turned to Wade, he was on bended knee presenting an 8 1/2-carat cushion cut diamond to her. No wedding date has been set, but it is expected to be during September 2014. Wade said the proposal means Union is accepting the four males as a package deal.

• Forward Michael Beasley returned to full-contact practice for the first time since injuring a hamstring that has kept him out the past seven games. Beasley will be a game-time decision for Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. News Services

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