Darren Collison pours in 16 first-half points (Oct 15 12:00 ET )
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.
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.
The Scoop:"When they did that, I knew I wasn't coming back," Thomas said. "Going into my fourth year, I felt like I kind of proved myself to be a starter, especially on the Sacramento Kings and like I told them, coach Malone, who was one of my biggest fans and the best coaches that I have had in my three years in the NBA, I told him if you bring somebody in better than me I'm just going to compete." He added the biggest thing wrong with the Kings was trust, which makes sense considering they were last in the NBA in assists per game. Thomas was terrific at running the offense for the Kings and it's one of the more odd stories to see him wind up in Phoenix. His fantasy value hinges on what the Suns wind up doing with Eric Bledsoe.