The Sacramento Kings point guard group does not exactly inspire the greatest confidence heading into the preseason. The presumed starter faces what will likely be a lengthy suspension and behind him are a lot of question marks. Lawson has been cast aside by 3 NBA in just over a year. Farmar is a career back-up who has never averaged more than 24.6 minutes per game in his career. Isaiah Cousins is a 2nd round rookie flyer. It is difficult to have a phenomenal amount of confidence about this group.
The group isn’t lacking in upside, though. Lawson could return to the average of his career play where he rates as a well above average NBA player according to Basketball-References win shares per 48 metric. Farmar can play a competent backup point guard and not hurt your team. Cousins could show to be the next Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson was selected 46th overall in 2014 and played a meaningful role every season of his short NBA career, so far. Collison himself rates as a well-above NBA player using the same metric once he returns from his suspension.
This will be an interesting group to monitor in the early going. Where are the Kings heading with this point guard situation? Who is going to step up and demand minutes? These are questions the preseason will answer. I look forward to following along and bringing you the information I notice. I expect it to be Collison, Lawson, Farmar, and then Cousins at the start of camp, but things could change in a hurry for the Kings.