Nov 29, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison (2) drives in against Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings sign Darren Collison

It has been reported that the Sacramento Kings and free agent point guard, Darren Collison have agreed on a 3 year deal worth 16 million dollars. Presumably, Darren Collison would be a replacement for Isaiah Thomas as the Sacramento Kings starting point guard. Second year guard, Ray McCallum would be an in a reserve role assuming current restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas leaves Sacramento. Isaiah Thomas has yet to sign any offer sheets with other teams. The Sacramento Kings are playing the waiting game until he does.

The Collison deal doesn’t mean the end of Isaiah Thomas but it seems likely at this juncture. The Kings can utilize the stretch provision to create cap space to retain Isaiah Thomas. This would allow the Kings to spread a players existing salary spread over multiple years. The likely candidate would be Jason Terry.

The other point guard that was rumored to fill this role was Shaun Livingston, who signed with the Golden State Warriors on a three year deal. The addition of Collison would not mean the end to trade talks, specifically for a point guard. The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics are still rumored to be interested in a deal surrounding Rajon Rondo.

The Celtics have made moves that would lead you to believe they would be willing to move on from Rondo. They drafted Marcus Smart and signed Avery Bradley to a 4 year, 32 million dollar deal. The Celtics are said to be interested Isaiah Thomas as well. A sign and trade with Thomas heading to Boston along with Ben McLemore for Rajon Rondo would likely be the framework of a deal.

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