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Understanding how the Kings’ offseason pieces fit together

Finally seeing how the Kings' offseason additions may fit into the larger picture.
By | 0 Comments | Mar 2, 2019

We've heard the Kings talk about "positionless" basketball, and Collison has been one of the primary examples. He's primarily a point guard, but has the ability to slide to the two spot. This kind of flexibility will be important for the Kings as they wait for Ben. And realistically, there's a chance that Stauskas develops a little slower than what we've seen in preseason. It's good to have players who are able to play multiple positions and fill multiple roles.

How in the world was this guy still available? How did the Kings get him for just $4.2 million over two years? I mean, Sessions isn't the guy who is about to lead the Kings to a championship, but he is exactly the type of free agent signing that helps small market teams take a step forward. And, like Collison, he can play the two as needed. More flexibility, more bodies to play the two.

Many of us assumed that McCallum would start the season as the back-up point guard, and might even challenge Collison for the starting role by season's end. Then Sessions was signed, and we wondered what role there would be for McCallum. Ray played well enough when given minutes last season that it seems unreasonable that he'd get completely shut down. And I still don't think he will be. I think McCallum will see minutes as the back-up point guard, and as a back-up shooting guard. McCallum has the size, particularly in his body, to handle the two.

Overall

It's far too soon to say how history will judge this offseason, but it seems like there may at least be some semblance of clarity. At least instead of asking if there's a plan, we can take a look at if the plan makes sense or if we think it will work. Personally, I think it might actually work a little better than any of us expected.

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