Articles | Commentary | Free Agency

Who will the Kings sign as third-string point guard?

The Kings have been linked to multiple names, but have yet to sign someone to provide point guard depth.

When looking at the Kings depth chart, two key areas stand out as opportunities to improve between now and the start of training camp. The biggest is the small forward position, with Harrison Barnes seeming the likely starter at this point and no clear, consistent backup small forwards currently on the roster (Keegan Murray and Kevin Huerter will most likely play some time out of position to cover the minutes). The other big gap is a third point guard.

While third-string point guard may seem to be the most critical position, it does still warrant our attention (especially in the doldrums of the offseason). The Kings primary point guard minutes will be occupied by De'Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell. What the Kings need for a third stringer is simply a level of support in case a player misses a game or gets into foul trouble.

The Kings have been connected to a couple of names already. During Summer League is was reported that the Kings would work out Matthew Dellavedova, Quinn Cook, and Shabazz Muhammed (Muhammed is a wing, and has since reportedly worked out for other teams as well). Let's look a little deeper at each option.

Matthew Dellavedova

6'3", 200 lb, 32 years old (by the start of the season)

Delly would provide a veteran point guard for the Kings. He'd be coming in as much for his locker room presence as his on-court play at this stage of his career. Delly hasn't played in the NBA since the 2020-21 season, when averaged 2.8 points and 4.5 assists in a little over 17 minutes per game for the Cavaliers. He appeared in just 13 games, and shot abysmally even by his standards (Delly was never known as an elite shooter), connecting on 16% of his threes and 25% of his shots overall. Delly is a steady hand, can distribute the ball, and would be a veteran voice of support. But he would certainly be a break-glass-only-in-case-of-emergency type of depth player.

I wouldn't be shocked if the Kings added Dellevedova to the roster. He's not a player who will be looking for heavy minutes, and he has a longstanding relationship with Kings coach Mike Brown. Fellow Australian Andrew Bogut recently said he has a feeling the Kings will sign Delly.

Quinn Cook

6'1", 180 lbs, 29 years old

Cook is a little younger than Dellavedova, and also has some history with Sacramento, having spent part of last season with the Stockton Kings organization. Cook also played under Mike Brown during his stint with the Golden State Warriors.  Cook appeared in just 7 NBA games last season, playing for the Cavs. Cook would provide the Kings with more of a scoring threat, as a career 40.8% three point shooter.

The question around Cook will be what type of opportunity he's seeking. Cook might be staring down his final chance at consistent NBA minutes, and may want a situation with a clearer path to playing time. Cook is reportedly receiving interest from multiple teams.

The Field

There are a few other options available at this point of the offseason. Notable remaining players include Facundo Campazzo, Elfrid Payton, DJ Augustin, or Sacramento fan-favorite Isaiah Thomas (although rumors indicate he may return to the Hornets). The Atlanta Hawks also just waived Sharife Cooper. Cooper is just 21 years old and would be more of an upside play, but he may not be interested in signing up to be stuck between two young point guards.

There's about two months until training camps open, so the Kings have time to make their final decision. We will continue to monitor for any news or rumors.

Support Us On Patreon
Subscribe
Notify of
70 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
SexyNapear
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 4:49 pm

Isaiah.

ArcoThunder
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 6:00 am
Reply to  SexyNapear

YES!

Klam
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
July 26, 2022 8:02 am
Reply to  ArcoThunder

comment image

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 8:44 am
Reply to  Klam

comment image

Jman1949
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 11:50 am
Reply to  Kosta
Last edited 17 days ago by Jman1949
Jman1949
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 7:56 pm
Reply to  Jman1949

Let’s try this again…

comment image&ct=g

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 27, 2022 9:51 am
Reply to  Jman1949

haha 🙂

…btw, everytime I log into TKH, it presents a checkbox:

I AM NOT A ROBOT

it always asks…as if it were a robot doing something repetitive without thought.

Klam
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
July 27, 2022 10:13 am
Reply to  Kosta

comment image

fossilizedflatus
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 27, 2022 6:36 pm
Reply to  Kosta

I know what you mean.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I check that box “I am not a robot” as well. But I have been known to lie.

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 29, 2022 12:49 pm

(check here)

__ I have not broken a little boy’s finger at a chess tournament.

Last edited 14 days ago by Kosta
ScottyPop
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 9:32 am
Reply to  SexyNapear

I’m on board with this.

How about Tyreke? Spot minutes at the 1 and the 3. naPG and naSF.

RobHessing
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
July 25, 2022 4:55 pm

comment image

andy_sims
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 25, 2022 4:55 pm

I don’t think it’ll be too tough, or need to be too expensive to fill the spot. If a guy can play the point competently, hit a reasonable number of his shots, and play even adequate defense, he’s the guy. Ideally he’d have some height/length, only because we’re smallish at the point.

Adding Delly would be a favor as much as anything, and IT is simply unreliable due to injuries. The organization has been previously run on sentiment, and I’d prefer to leave that out of personnel decisions. I’d like to see a youngish guy who’s out to prove himself.

Hozr
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 12:46 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

I’d like to see a youngish guy who’s out to prove himself.

Sure that’d be nice but you’re not going to get anyone like that because they’re not going get enough minutes to prove anything about themselves.

PretendGhost
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 4:59 pm

I’ve been a Dellavedova truther ever since the 2015 Finals run where he took over for Kyrie. I would not care much one way or the other if the kings signed him tho lol

TheGrantNapear
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 5:29 pm
Reply to  PretendGhost

Hard to believe that was seven years ago. He really did play like a demon possessed that series.

TheGrantNapear
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 5:28 pm

IT as the 3rd string PG
Cuz as the 3rd string Center
Not trolling, I would like this, it would be fun and nostalgic and add some spice to the season. I’m guessing you’d get them on the vet minimum, so not much to lose considering you don’t expect either to play much, if at all.

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 25, 2022 5:43 pm

FRANKIE
comment image

Last edited 17 days ago by Kosta
dropgate
Original Member
Original Member
July 25, 2022 7:55 pm
Reply to  Kosta

F40 *always* gets an upvote.

Hippity_Hop_Barbershop
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 10:55 am
Reply to  Kosta

Nah Frankie goes to Hollywood.

sonny
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
July 25, 2022 6:42 pm

Mac McClung

coolhandluke
July 25, 2022 7:56 pm
Reply to  sonny

I like Mac but he already signed with the Warriors on a non-guaranteed one year deal.

ZillersCat
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 6:49 pm

I think it might be a bit too early for Jaxon Williams?
comment image
It would be fun though!

Jack
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 7:15 pm
Reply to  ZillersCat

Why can’t we involve a third string point guard in a trade. A suggestion. I really like Trey Murphy III. You also have Kira Lewis Jr. just sitting there doing nothing. What about a package for the two?

andy_sims
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 8:07 am
Reply to  Jack

comment image

Carl
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 2:27 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

He sure is a handsome devil
comment image

eddie41
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 25, 2022 7:19 pm

In the last podcast, I think Jerry Reynolds suggested the third ball handler might be Kevin Huerter. Maybe the 4th could be Monk?

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 25, 2022 8:31 pm
Reply to  eddie41

Boy, I hope not. When the inevitable injury happens to Fox and/or Mitchell, I don’t want Huerter or Monk running the offense. They have Sabonis to help, but I’d still prefer a 3rd string legit PG.

eddie41
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 7:46 am
Reply to  Adamsite

Well, it certainly was ugly when CoJo and Hield tried running an offense when Fox and Bogdan were injured, so I get your worry. I don’t know enough about Huerter to know how he could handle playing back-up pg if needed. But I heard on the podcast that he might be able to.

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 12:27 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

Eh, the difference in ball-handling/facilitation ability between Monk/Huerter and someone like Dellavedova or Cook isn’t that big. If it exists at all.

Hamlet1989
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 9:41 pm
Reply to  eddie41

I would agree the Kings need no one as their third PG. The Kings already have too many guards, and they need wings. I feel like Durant/Kyrie ruined free agency this off-season. There’s gonna be some shake-ups happening once Durant goes out for personal reasons to force a trade. And Kyrie will just find a new excuse (who knows this time) to not play. Or maybe some team will under-perform enough to make a desperate trade for his stupid ass. Keep some open spots for flexibility. If/when there’s an injury, they can pick someone up basically on par with the main guys mentioned here (if one of them isn’t actually still available)
Of the guys above; Delly, Payton, IT? No. Campazzo, or Augustin? Okay, but probably too expensive to be worthwhile. Cook? OK, but…whatever. Cooper might interest me, if he’s interested in Sac.

Last edited 17 days ago by Hamlet1989
eddie41
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 8:45 am
Reply to  Hamlet1989

How about Cassius Winston?

Yakshi
Comments
Nostradumbass 21
Vote Up
Comments
Nostradumbass 21
Vote Up
July 25, 2022 7:55 pm

I REMAIN AVAILABLE.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 25, 2022 9:39 pm

First of all, this may sound absolutely bananas, but I think it could work.

Utah has a totally full roster and are likely to move Mitchell for even more pieces in the coming weeks. They also have a very crowded backcourt with Mitchell, Conley, Clarkson, Beasley, and Pat Bev. All are deserving of minutes, but there is going to be one that’s left out….Pat Bev. They also don’t have a starting center with Rudy now in Minny.

Offer Holmes for Pat Bev straight up. Kings get to move Holmes and his deal for greener pastures and Utah clears up their guard rotation. Pat Bev becomes an expiring fiery bench combo guard that can run the offense or play the two. Let him teach Davion and Fox a thing or two about a thing or two about defense.

Kings also don’t use up a roster spot on flyer like Delly or Cook. Leave that open for trades down the pike.

TBH, I think this is a win-win for both teams.

ArcoThunder
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 6:55 am
Reply to  Adamsite

I love it. Getting Beverly would change the entire dynamic of the rotations for the starting lineup and bench units. Interesting how one guy with the quality of play on both sides of the ball (who’s not a star player) could change everything sooooo much and in my opinion actually helps the team WIN significantly more games.

Swapping Beverly for Holmes could make things look like this:

1st unit:

Fox
Monk
Huerter
Murray
Sabonis

2nd unit:

Mitchel
Beverly
Barnes
Chima
Len

With a reserve unit of:
Metu, Lyles, Davis, Ellis, Queta

there’s a lot of diversity in that roster for players at multiple positions and would appear to be a pretty deep roster. Two guys in reserve rolls were at a certain point in time a starter for long stretches on the team last season. Plus, TD probably should have been starting over Buddy the entire time but that’s more opinion based.

ArcoThunder
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 7:04 am
Reply to  ArcoThunder

this excites me.

you could have Beverly start next to fox and have Monk in the second unit. You could have Lyles or Metu playing the small ball 5 in the second unit.

you could have Fox, Huerter, Barnes, Murray, Sabonis as your starting 5 and have a small ball lineup 2nd unit with Mitchel, Beverly, Monk, Chima and Lyles/Metu. Use Len as a matchup big man for certain games with bigger bodies down low.

this is fun.

Kingsguru21
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 27, 2022 7:10 am
Reply to  Adamsite

I like the idea Adam…….but I don’t see Pat Bev thriving in that role. He’s a player who has to play, he’s not a 3rd string PG. I don’t see him being happy doing that at all.

Unless he’s completely washed up and doesn’t have anything left.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 27, 2022 8:20 am
Reply to  Kingsguru21

I could honestly care less if he’s unhappy with the role. IMO, he’d have a better opportunity in Sac than he would in Utah playing behind Mitchell, Conley, Clarkson, and Beasley. If he wants to bring it here in Sac and compete for a 6th man role over Davion and Monk, then so be it, if it makes the team better. I think he could bring real value to the team and locker room. Plus his expiring deal is a good thing to have at the deadline.

Kingsguru21
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 27, 2022 9:03 am
Reply to  Adamsite

You might not care Adam, but what’s the point of putting an unhappy player out there in a role he thinks is beneath him? Especially since he’s consistently been a starter on playoff teams for much of his career?

 IMO, he’d have a better opportunity in Sac than he would in Utah playing behind Mitchell, Conley, Clarkson, and Beasley.

Utah isn’t keeping all those guys, not at this point. Its just a matter of what trades they make to change out the roster moving ahead. This might be one of those years where there’s an unusual amount of September trades just because teams have shuffling to do ahead of the regular season and that unofficial deadline spurs them to action.

If he wants to bring it here in Sac and compete for a 6th man role over Davion and Monk, then so be it, if it makes the team better. 

This is wishful thinking IMO.

Plus his expiring deal is a good thing to have at the deadline.

Something John Hollinger said makes real sense to me: Why trade for an expiring deal when you can just sign the guy on the waiver market after the deadline comes and goes? Why give up something of tangible value for an expiring deal in 2 months unless you really want that guy?

To me, Beverly is in a similar level to Gary Harris last year where there wasn’t much of a trade market due to his expiring contract. He’s a solid contributor when healthy, but that’s the rub. Maybe Beverly has more value than Harris due to health, but he limits you offensively. That limits his trade market and his expiring contract does little for you unless you have financial constraints that most teams aren’t that worried about solving at the deadline. They can solve those same financial constraints, like luxury tax, over the summer. Or even at the next deadline. Teams do not act nearly as desperately as they seemingly once did.

Plus, you have the fact that most teams have little use for cap space as it really is only a tool to absorb assets……if there are assets to even be absorbed. There often aren’t. Take the Hawks for example. I thought they were going to move John Collins or possibly Clint Capela this summer to give them breathing room under the tax. And to somewhat alleviate their log jam in the front court. Nope, they moved Kevin Huerter instead. Teams just don’t give in as often as fans they think they will, and frankly I think we’re living in a weird Gobert-Murray bubble where the trade market was upset a little by the high returns Gobert and Murray each got.

Patrick Beverly, and I do think he’s valuable in his way, is not Rudy Gobert or Dejounte Murray. And to be fair, I’m not claiming you said that. That is, however, the reality the NBA is currently operating in.

I wouldn’t be upset if the Kings traded for Pat Bev in exchange for Richaun Holmes. But it’s not something that I think makes sense if you’re looking to acquire a 3rd PG either.

AnybodyButBagley
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 10:29 pm
Reply to  Kingsguru21

Seriously……..

Kings-Rebuild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 28, 2022 9:16 am

Lmao

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
July 28, 2022 9:34 am
Reply to  Adamsite

The only thing Pat Bev is capable of teaching Davion about defense is the old Turkey Tap. Davion’s defense is built off integrity; beating his man to spots, getting / keeping his hands up and in passing lanes, not losing track of his assignment / helping once the offensive player has committed. Pat Bev is a fake ass tough guy. He’s not nearly as effective for all the energy he expends trying to intimidate people (which he can’t because he’s 6’1″.)
For a 3rd PG, sure. I’ll take Pat. For a mentor, just… no.

AnybodyButBagley
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 29, 2022 12:53 am
Reply to  Sacto_J

Yep.

Mitchell is an actual good defender. He doesn’t need help from another player as a mentor for defense, He needs helps from his teammates because he cannot guard five players by himself.

jwalker1395
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 6:10 am

The thing that frustrates me about this is that the Kings could just HAVE Kennedy Chandler as their 3rd string PG. Who wouldn’t want a young, talented, two-way guard with upside on a 2nd rders contract? Oh well, too late now. I guess just give me Delly….

murraytant
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 11:07 pm
Reply to  jwalker1395

agree- that 37 give away haunts me

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 9:59 am

Off the topic, endless summer…

throwback to Arvydas Sabonis matching up with Shaq:

Kings-Rebuild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 10:18 am
Reply to  Kosta

Great Stuff! And Sabonis was past his prime then.

Kosta
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 10:48 am
Reply to  Kings-Rebuild

Right? Yeah, and had significant injuries he’d dealt with. Pretty amazing he still matched well versus a young Shaq.

Hippity_Hop_Barbershop
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Original Member
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 10:59 am
Reply to  Kosta

Look at that shot too!

markdog333
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Comments
July 26, 2022 12:40 pm

I can only remember he and Yao matching both the physicality and skill of Shaq during that era.

Carl
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 2:30 pm
Reply to  Kosta

Is this the series where Rasheed Wallace got a tech for looking at the ref? Yeah, Sabonis was amazingly skilled and entertaining to watch.

andy_sims
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 26, 2022 4:14 pm
Reply to  Kosta

I am gratified to see Lakers’ “glory years” footage in such terrible condition.

Bryant
Member
Original Member
Author
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
Comments
Vote Up
July 26, 2022 12:00 pm

Kings absolutely need to sign Delly. The Zag to Gael ratio needs to be balanced. I am not biased whatsoever.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 26, 2022 4:06 pm

Just a random thought of another PG I’d target in trade as opposed to using a roster spot…Payton Pritchard.

If the rumored trade for Durant doesn’t go through, the C’s have a ton of PG depth and Pritchard will be the odd man out. Currently ahead of him on the depth chart you find Smart, Brogdon, and White. Pritchard is basically their 4th string PG. Maybe he could be had from someone like Lyles? Works in the trade machine.

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
July 26, 2022 5:04 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

Malachi Flynn also seems to be on the outside looking in for the Raptors.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 26, 2022 5:14 pm

He’s another good one.

I guess I should preface that I prefer filling that 3rd string PG via trade rather than using the last roster spot in free agency. I’d prefer to keep that open in case of some need for it as a 3rd team in a Donovan or KD trade.

Pat Bev is still my ideal target for Holmes because I think he fills a great need and his expiring deal and play could be very valuable at the deadline.

Kings-Rebuild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 11:27 am
Reply to  Adamsite

Absolutely Beverly but why would Utah want to take on that contract unless they surprise us and reverse course which doesn’t seem likely.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 28, 2022 9:39 am
Reply to  Kings-Rebuild

Currently their starting center is rookie Walker Kessler, and he’s the only center on the roster. There is no other team that could use Holmes more. Holmes’ deal is cheap for a starting center.

andy_sims
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
July 27, 2022 12:20 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

I expect Lyles to have real value this season, and I’d just assume sign any number of available lead guards for emergency duty, rather than dump Lyles.

Kings-Rebuild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 9:12 am

Point Bet, Action Network, and CBS have the projected win totals for the Kings at 31.5 and 32.5 wins. I might place a bet on the over but it’s gives you an indication of what prognosticators think of the off-season moves so far.

AnybodyButBagley
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 10:31 pm
Reply to  Kings-Rebuild

Changing but always 20 steps behind the rest of the NBA.

rockbottom
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 1:20 pm

Cook seems the best of these suspects but think Huerter would be better than all after watching him play some backup minutes at point during last two seasons in playoffs .

Mike120
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 1:37 pm

Of the names mentioned, I’d prefer Elfrid Payton. I don’t think IT would be happy as a 3rd stringer. Maybe back up, but not 3rd.

fossilizedflatus
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
July 27, 2022 6:44 pm
Reply to  Mike120

Position Open: 5th guard in the rotation for the record breaking playoff bereft Sacramento Kings.
Happiness with accepting this assignment required.

AnybodyButBagley
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 27, 2022 10:33 pm
Reply to  Mike120

All the happiness in this organization wins so much.

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
July 28, 2022 9:49 am

We’re at the “not really caring that much about what’s left to be done” stage of the off season, for me.

I think a healthy TD could fill in at point just fine for limited stretches. I’m sure he’d appreciate getting some additional opportunities to contribute, esp. with having Monk and Huerter set to take a bunch of his PT after showing some potential the last 2 yrs.

I also don’t buy this perception we’re short a SF, either, when you have Barnes, Murray, Huerter, and apparently Davis (who’s listed as a SF…lol) I’ve never viewed Barnes as a pure 4 and think that we have a solid forward rotation with capable vets like Metu and Lyles able to contribute when the starters need a rest.

Really, anyone else we bring on is likely not going to be getting much burn, and if they are this team is probably already toast at that point. I think this team, by and large, is pretty much set for next year. I have no idea if that’s a good or bad thing…

Last edited 15 days ago by Sacto_J
ArcoThunder
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 28, 2022 10:27 am
Reply to  Sacto_J

I also think the roster is set. I’d like to remind everyone of what happened on draft day. So much hype for so many potential trades and action all revolving around the Kings and the result was…. ZERO MOVES.

Expect more ZERO MOVES.

Maybe, just maybe the Kings get involved in a multiple team trade revolving around a star player like Durant, Kyrie or Mitchel going to another team and the Kings throwing in Holmes and some second round picks.

I seriously doubt that anything else happens but Holmes feels like the only player that could be on the move. At this point I would be shocked if Barnes is traded. I think it’s a mistake that he hasn’t been traded already but I get why Monte would want to keep him on for continuity and a run at the playoffs. I think we’re going to lose Barnes for nothing a year from now which is pretty disappointing. We have that to look forward to.

Ellis5
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
July 28, 2022 10:31 am

When Barnes came in the league he, in his own words, was a small forward that could play the two. Now 10 years later he is not a small forward but only a power forward that might be able to play the three?

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
July 29, 2022 11:28 am

Question answered.

Mike120
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
July 29, 2022 11:32 am

And Delly it is. Welcome to Sactown.

Badge Legend

Patreon Supporter Patreon Supporter   Registered On Day 1 Registered On Day 1   Published Post Published Post  Published Post Nostradumbass
Comment Up Votes 200 Up Votes   Comment Up Votes 500 Up Votes    1,000 Up Votes    3,000+ Up Votes
Comments 50 Comments   Comments 100 Comments    250 Comments    500 Comments    1000+ Comments