I’ve seen a lot of disappointment over the signing of forward Sean May today (and over the past couple weeks as it’s been heavily rumored), and I can’t say that I agree. Yes, I understand that Ike Diogu had two very impressive games and did well in practice during his short stint in Sacramento. That’s all fine and wonderful, but as far as I’ve been told, Ike wants a pretty nice pocket of change for his services and is willing to wait it out. The Kings for a variety of reasons have no need to pay a backup big 2-3 million dollars a year that he wants. It’s no secret the Maloofs are trying to hang onto some extra cash right now while we rebuild…and a couple extra million bucks here or there could be a difference maker in a trade or free agent signing in the near future.
May has had continued health problems and that is the most obvious of concerns, but, what risk are the Kings taking if May doesn’t work out? Sure, history is screaming “bust”…but…wasn’t history just screaming the same thing about Ike Diogu? Correct me if I’m wrong?
Sean May has enough talent to be something useful to the Kings, and that’s no bull. For one year and the league minimum, the Kings have nothing to risk and quite possibly a nice player to gain. There is no negative to this deal, despite how many Carls Jr. jokes one might have.