Darren Collison/Garrett Temple
Right now Darren Collison is facing some off-the-court issues that might have him suspended to begin the season, but once (if he ever) he is eligible to play, I do expect him to start for the Kings running the point.
Say what you want about Collison on what has happened to him in the last couple of months, but when he has been on the hardwood for his team he has been nothing less of an asset.
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During his tenure with the Kings (119 games), as a starter and backup, Collison has averaged 14.8 points and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 48% from the court, 38.9% from the perimeter, and 82.7% from the free-throw line.
Collison also has shown the ability to be a consistent and reliable asset for the Kings since signing with them back in 2014.
If Collison ever does come back to play for the Kings, his track record has proven that he would make a solid choice to be the Kings starting facilitator.
Because there is the possibility that Collision will be suspended to start the season, I want to mention Garrett Temple as an option to start for the Kings as well.
Technically Temple’s position is shooting guard, but he does have experience playing point guard. Temple also has the ability to defend at a high level, which will make him consistent at least on one end of the court.
If the roster remains the same, he is the best option to replace Collison in my opinion.
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