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Kings to sign Seth Curry to two-year contract

New Orleans Pelicans’ Seth Curry passes around Phoenix Suns’ Josh Harrellson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Las Vegas. Curry led all summer league players with a 25.3 points per game average.
New Orleans Pelicans’ Seth Curry passes around Phoenix Suns’ Josh Harrellson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Las Vegas. Curry led all summer league players with a 25.3 points per game average. The Associated Press

The Sacramento Kings and free-agent guard Seth Curry have agreed on a two-year contract worth $2 million. The second year is a player option.

Curry, 24, is the younger brother of MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

During the Las Vegas Summer League, Curry averaged a league-leading 24.3 points playing for New Orleans. The Kings will look for perimeter shooting from the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Curry.

After leaving Duke in 2013, the Charlotte Christian graduate wasn’t drafted. Curry has spent most of his pro career in the NBA Development League, where he has been an All-Star twice. He has appeared in four NBA games: one with Memphis and one with Cleveland in 2013-14 and two with Phoenix last season. He had 10-day contracts with those teams.

At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Curry brought in by the Kings, and is the second player the team has reached a deal with since the end of Summer League.

On Monday the Kings reached a two-year contract (second year player option) agreement with forward Quincy Acy, who played in Sacramento during the 2013-14 season. He initially came to the Kings as part of the Rudy Gay trade from Toronto.

The Kings will have 13 players on guaranteed contracts once the additions of Curry, Acy and Caron Butler are made official.

Eric Moreland’s deal becomes guaranteed Aug. 1, which would give the Kings a 14th guaranteed deal, unless he were cut before the end of July.

NBA teams are allowed to keep 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster.

Second-year guard David Stockton’s contract does not become guaranteed unless he is on the Kings’ roster after Jan. 10, 2016.

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

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