The Kings’ incumbent point guards are an unrestricted free agent who left a less-than-great impression (Rajon Rondo), someone facing domestic-assault charges (Darren Collison) and a restricted free agent who could get a major backloaded offer due to the Arenas rule (Seth Curry).
Garrett Temple, at least, is none of those things.
Sam Amick of USA Today:
Even in this market, that’s a ton of money for a 30-year-old who has never been more than an adequate backup. And a player option!
Barring a trade, the Kings will have to renounce Rondo to clear cap space for Arron Afflalo, Anthony Tolliver and Temple. Depending on the contract structures, Sacramento might still have room to bring back Curry.
It seems the Kings are ready to start Collison, and he’s capable — if available. His legal issues are troubling.