Darren Collison goes for 13 & 8 in loss (Oct 30 12:00 ET )
Darren Collison hit just 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and a block in Wednesday's opening loss to the Warriors.
Darren Collison scored 16 points in the first half of Wednesday's loss to the Nets, finishing 6-of-13 from the field with 18 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, six assists and one steal.
The Scoop:Collison racked up those numbers in only 18 minutes, adding another impressive preseason line despite coming off the bench behind starting PG Ramon Sessions (nine points in 24 minutes). Kings coach Mike Malone plans to use some three-guard lineups this year and Collison has enough upside to warrant a pick when the PG pool begins drying up in the late rounds.
Darren Collison shot 6-of-11 from the field, and 2-of-5 from the line on his way to 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, a block, and zero turnovers.
The Scoop:Collison did his damage in just 26 minutes, and he's going to enter the 2014-15 season as the team's unquestioned starting point guard. Kings coach Mike Malone has praised Collison's pass-first mentality, and he should be able to have a solid season in Sacramento. That being said, Collison shouldn't be targeted until the later rounds of your draft.
Darren Collison started at PG on Sunday and scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and six assists in his first preseason game with the Kings.
The Scoop:Collison didn't look for his own shot until the second half and he did his damage in under 28 minutes. He'll get every opportunity to start ahead of second-year PG Ray McCallum (DNP) and veteran Ramon Sessions (29 minutes), and coach Mike Malone has praised his pass-first attitude and pesky defensive ability. Nevertheless, fantasy owners should avoid him until the final rounds.
The Scoop:Well, that's what a point guard is supposed to do, so this isn't an Earth-shattering statement or anything. The Kings were last in the NBA in assists last season, and they'll likely be near the bottom in that department again. Collison is an effective shooter from the line and he could have success from the field, which makes him a decent late-mid round target.