1 Floor, 1 realistic, 1 dream player comparison for Kings’ Colby Jones

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Sacramento Kings guard Terence Davis.
Sacramento Kings guard Terence Davis. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

Floor Comparison: Terence Davis with more playmaking

All Sacramento Kings fans are familiar with Terence Davis. The 26-year-old guard wrapped up his second full season in Sacramento, averaging 6.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game while coming off the bench. In the 2020-21 season, the Kings acquired Davis from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a second-round pick.

Davis has been a valuable player for Sacramento but is now a pending free agent. The Kings could have drafted Colby Jones with the idea of replacing Terence Davis.

How does Colby Jones compare to Terence Davis? Besides both playing with high energy and maximum effort, they are both valuable on the defensive end, with offensive qualities that make them two-way players.

Terence Davis is a player who knows his role, as over half of his shot attempts come from beyond the arc, and he was matched on Stephen Curry in the playoff series for a reason. Everyone knows if anyone can chase Curry around the court, it is Terence Davis.

Colby Jones will have the same impact as Terence Davis but might be more valuable. His defensive intensity is similar but is more fundamentally sound on that end of the court. Jones is also more versatile as a defender, as he is 6’6″ compared to Davis’ 6’4″.

Terence Davis’ offense is relatively limited, as he focuses on his outside shot and struggles to create for himself and his teammates, while Jones’ offense is more well-rounded. They both are impressive shooters from deep, but Colby Jones is a fantastic playmaker, especially since he is not a natural point guard.