How Malachi Richardson fits into the Sacramento Kings’ rotation

first_imgFormer Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson was picked by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 22 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and then reportedly traded to the Sacramento Kings.Here is the current salary and contract situation for the Kings, per Basketball-Reference.comRichardson, who projects as a shooting guard at the NBA level, joins a roster without many true shooting guards. Veteran guard Marco Belinelli was traded to Charlotte for the pick that the Kings took Richardson with.The one natural shooting guard the Kings have on the roster for next season is former Kansas guard Ben McLemore. But the third-year pro had a rough season, averaging a career low in minutes (21.2) and points (7.8). Darren Collison played a lot of minutes at the 2 last season, but he’s a point guard by nature and the Kings point guard from last season, Rajon Rondo, is a free agent. It’s uncertain if he’ll return.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is the third time in the last four years that the Kings have selected a shooting guard in the 1st round of the draft. They took McLemore in 2013 and took former Michigan player Nik Stauskas in 2014.Sacramento was 19th last season in 3-pointers made per game (8.0) and 21st in 3-pointers attempted (22.4). Richardson, who averaged a little more then six threes attempted per game in his lone year at Syracuse, should stand to help Sacramento improve their long-range shooting and bring some stability to the revolving door at the shooting guard position for the Kings. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Warriors CEO after Kevin Durant’s departure: ‘No player will ever wear No. 35 for the Warriors again’

first_img Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injury Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ D’Angelo Russell free agency rumors: Warriors unexpectedly acquire guard in sign-and-trade with Nets “Three years ago, we were thrilled with the arrival of Kevin Durant,” Lacob said in part. “He provided our fans and franchise with numerous highlights during his stay here … and carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.”Today, as he starts a new chapter in his incredible career, we thank KD for all of his contributions, for being an integral part to one of the most prolific runs in NBA history and wish him well as he continues his Hall of Fame journey. As long as I am co-chairman of this team, no player will ever wear No. 35 for the Warriors again.” Related News Kevin Durant left his mark on the Golden State organization, and co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob assured that his time with the Warriors will be remembered in a special way.In a statement released Monday, the day after Durant reportedly signed a max deal with the Nets, Lacob addressed Durant’s departure. Durant averaged 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists for Golden State last season before he ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He is expected to miss all of next season.The 10-time All-Star won two championships and was named Finals MVP twice during his time with the Warriors. Now, he’ll be on another star-studded team with close friend Kyrie Irving, who reportedly agreed to a contract with the Nets on Sunday, as well.Brooklyn also reportedly inked center DeAndre Jordan — another close friend of Durant’s — to a deal, and agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Garrett Temple, according to ESPN.last_img read more