5 Intriguing lineups the Kings have played so far this season 

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1. Davion Mitchell, Malik Monk, Kessler Edwards, Keegan Murray, Alex Len 

Mitchell, Edwards, and Len all have seen little time on the court so far even though Len played his way into the rotation before hurting his ankle and Edwards just had a great game against the Timberwolves. 

Thus, this lineup has only played 12 possessions together. That is an incredibly tiny sample size, and not surprisingly so. Mitchell, Edwards, and Len are all not known for their offensive production. So, if Monk and Murray aren’t in top form, this lineup will struggle to score at all. 

What makes it intriguing, however, is this group’s defensive potential. Mitchell is a pest on the ball, Len can protect the rim, Murray and Edwards both have great size and versatility, and Monk is a capable defender when locked in. Theoretically, this lineup should be able to make life difficult for any offense, which is probably the main reason they are able to outscore opponents over those 12 possessions. 

Whether we'll be able to see more of this lineup really depends on Mitchell’s ability to reclaim his spot in the rotation permanently, if Len can continue to outplay McGee, and if Edwards can stay in the rotation.

Even if we were to swap Mitchell with Fox this would be an intriguing lineup, though, especially against big teams like the Pelicans for example. Mitchell is a better on-ball defender at this point, but Fox produces much more offensively while being a capable defender as well. 

Either way, Murray and Edwards are an intriguing combination defensively. Friday’s game against the Timberwolves marked the first time Edwards saw extended minutes, and he was solid on both ends of the floor, defending well and scoring 10 points on 4-7 shooting. 

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He got that chance because Murray was out, but Brown has rewarded players for stepping up all season long- Hopefully, that means that Edwards will get more chances, and maybe we’ll actually get a chance to see more of this pairing.