Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers expects veteran Seth Curry to do well against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday since early January, Curry has faced several setbacks including a sprained ankle and COVID- 19

After testing positive for COVID last month, the veteran security guard missed a few games for the 76ers when he finally got back it was an uphill battle for Curry as he had to get himself back into basketball shape while playing with little ones Cope with setbacks

His ankle has been bothering him more than normal lately when the Sixers took on the Toronto Raptors earlier this week in Tampa, Curry struggled with ankle pain after the Sixers’ loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night

After Curry was deemed likely for Tuesday’s rematch against the Raptors, he couldn’t leave, so Philly ruled him out hours before the start and replaced him on the starting grid with Furkan Korkmaz

Fortunately, Korkmaz did a good job in Curry’s absence.In 28 minutes, Korkmaz shot 5-11 off the field, scoring 19 points 16 of those points came in the first quarter.Although Korkmaz looked good on the Sixers’ starting grid, he will most likely take on his role as Return reserve while Curry returns to the grid

While Curry is still working on getting back to his early season form, the veteran security guard has been looking a lot better lately in his last ten games, Curry averaged 11 points and two assists while he was 40 percent off the field and 38 percent shot from outside the bow

Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated you can follow him on Twitter: @JGrasso_


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