Ten Takeaways: The Sacramento Kings’ Season Opener

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Oct 13, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (7) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Given his play, Darren Collison deserves to start

Let’s be real, DC looked SIGNIFICANTLY better than Rajon Rondo through the preseason, and once again last night. I get the arguments for using him as a spark off the bench, but I’m just not buying into it. Besides playing tighter defense on Chris Paul, the offense flows more fluidly under Collison.

I think that would help the Kings escape early deficits in the first quarter, thereby alleviating some of the pressure put on the bench. Besides, I think the second unit fits better with a more on-ball oriented point like Rajon Rondo.

Assuming Willie Cauley-Stein will eventually start games, guys like Koufos, Belinelli, and Omri Casspi could really benefit from getting open looks. Meanwhile, the starting unit will continue to build on top the chemistry we got a glimpse of at the beginning of last season.

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