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Stephen Curry's younger brother has caught fire at the perfect time, and it could earn him millions this summer

Stephen Curry foiled a teammate's prank by throwing a towel and showing off his ridiculous aim

In recent weeks, Seth Curry has begun to make strides to step out from under his older brother's shadow.

While Stephen Curry has taken the league by storm, putting together one of the finest seasons the NBA has ever seen, his younger brother, Seth, has started to find his footing in the NBA.

Prior to joining the Sacramento Kings this season, Seth had played just 21 total minutes in the NBA on three teams. He often bounced around on 10-day contracts, didn't get playing time, then journeyed back to the D-League before receiving another brief call-up.

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With the Kings heading back toward the lottery and their season winding down, Seth has gotten a chance to prove he belongs in the NBA, and the timing couldn't be better. Since the All-Star break, Seth has averaged 11 points on 50% shooting, 50% from 3-point range, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. In April, those numbers have jumped higher as he's averaged 17 points on 53% shooting, 57% from three, and 5 assists per game over six contests.

On Monday night, Curry started at point guard for the Kings, and showed some of the exciting flash of his older brother:

Seth's 20-point, 15-assist explosion, that led the Kings to a win, caught the attention of Stephen:

It also caught the attention of Kings coach George Karl, who had previously estimated that Seth had "a couple years" left in the NBA.

After Monday's game, Karl said, "Man, he had a highlight game. A highlight show in one game. ... We talked about how we needed to get some passing and Seth jumped up and gave them some solid passes, some spectacular passes."

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Karl added, "I'm really happy for him, he's put in a lot of work. I'm sure this is very satisfying to him."

The timing couldn't be better for Curry. He has a player option for next season with the Kings worth just over $1 million. While Curry's journey through the NBA hasn't been steady, he may be foolish to take that option. With the NBA's salary cap exploding to $90 million this summer, Curry could be in high demand. He's got the genes of the NBA's best player, and the value of playmakers who can shoot 3-pointers is at an all-time high. With an abundance of teams with an abundance of money to spend, it's not hard to imagine Curry getting a raise from $1 million next season to something far more lucrative.

While Seth is still far below his otherworldly brother, and there are questions about his true position and his defense, he looks like a legitimate NBA player. Nobody will complain about an NBA featuring two Currys at the same time.

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and Riley Curry walk to the press conference before a game against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Ayesha Curry, Riley Curry and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Stephen Curry, daughter Riley Curry (L) and wife Ayesha Curry (R) celebrate as confetti falls during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade in Oakland, California. Thousands are expected to attend in celebration of the Warriors' first NBA title in 40 years. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NBA player Stephen Curry and daughter Riley Curry arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NBA player Stephen Curry (R) and Riley Curry at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/KCSports2015/Getty Images For KCSports2015)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Riley Curry speaks onstage at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/KCSports2015/Getty Images For KCSports2015)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with his daughter Riley after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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