According to the reporting by David Aldridge, the Kings are moving forward with Darren Collison as the starting point guard for next season.
Collison has been in the news lately regarding domestic violence issues, so this report raises some interesting speculations.
In the 2014-15 season, he was the starting point guard for Sacramento and averaged 16.1 points and 5.8 per game. He was a solid facilitator and kept the offense flowing smoothly. Below is a clip of some of his top moments then.
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Towards the end of that season, he suffered a strain in his hip flexor, sidelining him for the rest of the season.
With the signing of Rajon Rondo, which the lack of interaction might have caused, Darren was relegated to a backup point guard position. His perceived replacement stung a bit as witnessed by a response he made to this tweet.
He tweeted back “it seems so”, a tweet which he has since deleted.
Notwithstanding this, he pushed through and continued to deliver a consistent performance leading a strong bench unit into battle, embracing his role as a second-string general.
Below is a fan made highlight video of Darren Collison in the Kings matchup against the Miami Heat towards the end of the season.
If the Kings are indeed staying put with the former UCLA Bruin, it will be interesting how many games Kings fans will see him playing next season.