Well, I finally have been able to see what I've been waiting the better part of the year for. I always thought/argued/believed that Bibby and Beno could effectively coexist on the Kings. Last night made it evidently clear the both of them could not only coexist, but that they can both play significant minutes.
In the win last night, Bibby played 30 minutes, while Beno got his 25...They combined to shoot 11-20, good for 28pts. With our traditional lack of scoring at the 4 during the PW days (Post-Webber), the Kings have had to rely on the 2 and 3 positions to make up for the PPG left on the table from the 4 position on a nightly basis. (Brad Millers ppg isnt consistantly high, and JWilliams shoots like a fat middle school aged girl, so our 5's dont help to fill the PPG void on a nightly basis left by the 4 spot). If we can get Bibby and Beno nightly minutes, the PG position will take some pressure off the wings to have to carry the scoring load every night. There is no doubt in my mind, that this scoring from the 1 spot will allow the Kings to play a much more consistant style of ball, and make a nice little run in the 2nd half of the season.
This reason is why I have been vocal arguing against the trade of Bibby for trash like Gooden, ect(Which everyone on this site seems to be so infatuated with!).The Kings (F-that, every team in the league w/o a Superstar) simply needs scoring at the PG position. People on here often complain about our need for a "true" PG (Whatever the hell that means???). As if to say that Bibby isnt a true PG, which is complete bullsh*t! A "True" PG does whatever his team needs to succeed, often orchestrating the action, whether that means getting points OR assist. Like I stated above, we have NOTHING offensively at the 4 (havnt for years), so Bibby and Beno NEED to be able to put up buckets. Both players' style of play I admire as "true" PG's, although their games do contrast in many ways! The Kings need to keep Bibby (salary aside) and hope that Beno doesnt demand too much $$$ at the seasons end. I'm looking forward to having the both of them playing significant minutes nightly, while adapting to whatever the team needs on a game to game basis!