Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  26 responses

Kings Looking for a ‘Conventional’ Point Guard?

Things haven’t gone well for the Kings so far this season, and a lot of the blame is falling on their unimaginative offensive schemes. The Sac Bee reports that the front-office is on the hunt for a traditional point guard so that Tyreke Evans can play off the ball more: “Late Monday night, a visibly upset Beno Udrih basically summarized what advance scouts (and many of his teammates) have been reporting about the Kings for weeks: ‘We’re predictable. We don’t make other teams work for anything, never attack from different sides of the floor. We don’t move the ball. It’s all one-on-one.’ In fairness to [Paul] Westphal, everyone acknowledges the Kings are far from a finished product. They need outside shooting like ski resorts need snow. They need DeMarcus Cousins to behave like a mature adult, not a 20-year-old kid. They need a facilitator so they can move Tyreke Evans to shooting guard or small forward and exploit his strength and natural scoring instincts. Better yet, they need Geoff Petrie to acquire a more conventional point guard – or a player whose skills would better complement those of Evans – and accelerate the learning process. (The Kings are aggressively pursuing a move and reportedly have inquired about Atlanta’s Jeff Teague and Houston’s Aaron Brooks, among others, though team officials declined to comment on the speculation.) ‘There’s no point bemoaning what we don’t have,’ Westphal added. ‘Right now with this team, the best possible thing we can (accomplish) is to put together a defensive identity. Put the pieces together in a way that fits. Be the best defensive team we can be. We will work it out offensively. I don’t think anyone expected us to look like the 1971 Knicks after 13 games.’”

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    NOt sure aaron brooks is the answer, hate to see JT go or francisco for that matter.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    they wont be getting brooks. luther head is not the answer

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    What they need is a shooting guard who won’t dominate the ball so that Tyreke can play point guard. Someone like Ray Allen would be perfect.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Steve Nash ?

  • mikey

    ray allen would retire if he ended up on the kings.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    So the Kings pass on Rubio in the draft, take Tyreke, and now need a real point guard. Hmm…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Seth, I think Tyreke worked out pretty well…

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    My fecal matter caked buttocks make me dandy

  • http://yahoo.com Eboy

    What about Lebron?

  • http://www.facebook.com 9steele9

    in my nba 2k11 association, the computer traded omri cassipi, jason thompson, a draft pick, and dalembert for steve nash. not sure if that would fly in real life, but looks real good on paper

  • connor

    they should get avery bradley

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Carlos Arroyo!

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I think they are starting to realise that Reke is a 2-guard not a real PG.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL co-sign Caboose…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Skip to my Lou, Headache, AO or the Professor would work in that offense. It would become unconventional real fast. BOOK IT!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Kidding aside, Jose Calderon.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    I’d love to see Jason Kidd paired with Tyreke…

  • yo

    @J Yeah.. I was thinking that too. Too bad the raps already gave away Jack.. But the raps wouldn’t benifit from anyone the kings could give them unless they just dumped calderons salary

  • Jose

    Kings willing to give Head and other compensation for Conventional Pointguard…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Calderon for Thompson?
    Calderon for Casspi?
    Probably wouldn’t give up Casspi. Whiteside?

  • rikson

    Tyreke is no PG, and an overrated scorer IMO… Hes not more than a second or third option!

  • MikeC.

    Since when is Head not the answer?

  • tRay

    ^^LOL post of the day

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    Just wait for kyrie Irving…

  • biged

    call up Iverson….