When Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey came to town last month, he and head coach Doc Rivers knew what they needed to do with the ill-fitting 76ers roster. Adding shooters could make a night and day difference for Philly this season.
Morey has added multiple prospects that should help in the shooting category through the draft and the trade market. One of those added prospects just so happens to be a familiar face to Doc Rivers.
During the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft, the Sixers exchanged Josh Richardson and a second-round pick for Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry. Ironically, the 30-year-old guard just so happens to be the man who married Doc Rivers' daughter. In previous years, Rivers had the privilege of coaching his son, Austin. Now, he'll have an opportunity to coach his son-in-law with the Sixers.
"I've coached my son, now I get to coach my son-in-law," Rivers told Sixers reporter Brian Seltzer last week. "[Seth] is a good kid -- a great kid -- with a great basketball IQ, and he loves the game, so I'm looking forward to all of it."
In addition to his high basketball IQ, Curry brings a much-needed reliable skillset to the Sixers as he's drained 44-percent of his attempted three-point shots throughout the first six years of his NBA career.
As Morey, Rivers, and Sixers general manager Elton Brand planned the blueprint of the offseason this year, they had a goal of acquiring shooters to surround their superstar duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. As Dallas was willing to put Curry on the trade block, Rivers believe the Sixers' decision to pounce with a deal was a "no-brainer."
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him on Twitter: @JGrasso_