The rebuild of the Sacramento Kings is coming fast and furious. Less than three months ago, the club was not much more than a group of disjointed veterans trying to back their way into an early exit from the NBA Playoffs. Today, they are a team loaded with youthful potential and four more rookies likely on the way this Fall.
Going into the 2016-17 season, the point guard position was easily the most talked about weakness in Sacramento’s lineup. Darren Collison was serving an 8-game league imposed suspension and Ty Lawson had a non-guaranteed minimum contract after basically flunking out of the NBA the previous year.
So what has happened since then?
After weeks of speculation, we can finally move on and put this distraction behind us. On Sunday, the NBA issued it’s ruling on Darren Collison’s domestic abuse charge and levied an 8-game suspension on the Sacramento Kings’ starting point guard.
Three months after a May 30 incident at his Granite Bay home, Sacramento Kings’ point guard Darren Collison pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse Friday morning in a Placer County courtroom.
After spending nearly two months searching for a replacement for the recently departed Rajon Rondo, the Sacramento Kings may have finally settled on a point guard to help out presumed starter Darren Collison. Ty Lawson, the much maligned former Denver Nugget star has signed a one-year non-guaranteed training camp invite with the Kings that would pay him just $980,431.
For the past six months, the Sacramento Kings have been trying to move disgruntled forward Caron Butler, but could find no takers. Today, they decided to just cut their losses and waived the 14-year NBA veteran, allowing him to search out a new deal on the free-agent market.
The Sacramento Kings were going to bring home a native son one way or another for the 2016-17 season. They called former Oak Ridge High standout Ryan Anderson at 9:01pm PST with an offer to open the free-agent bidding. They selected Elk Grove’s Marquese Criss with the 8th overall pick in the NBA Draft.
In a move that caught many off-guard, the Sacramento kings have rescinded their qualifying offer for fan-favorite Seth Curry, thus making him an unrestricted free-agent.
The Rajon Rondo experiment is finally over. The enigmatic veteran point guard has agreed to a 2-year $28 million offer by the Chicago Bulls, thus ending the worries of fearful Kings fans that he might be back in Sacramento next season.
Sacramento kings’ General manager Vlade Divac continues to mess with the so-called “experts” during Free-Agent Frenzy 2016. On Sunday, the team landed guard Garrett Temple for a reported 3-year, $24 million.