I consider myself one of the many that hope the Kings are able to select Rubio with the second pick in the draft. If we are not going to compete for a championship, then the team should at least be entertaining. Until today, I hadn't considered if Rubio would thrive in our preferred Princeton offense. I now wonder, after reading the following Gilbert Arenas quote re: the hiring of Flip Saunders:
"Arenas, who in July signed a six-year, $111 million contract, said last week he looks forward to improving as a player with Saunders' help, citing the standout seasons Chauncey Billups and Stephon Marbury had under the coach in Detroit and Minnesota, respectively.
"I think he's going to help me turn into a real point guard," Arenas said. "Under [Jordan], we ran the Princeton offense, and in that system it was just two guards, two forwards and a center - it wasn't really no point guard, and no [shooting guard]. ... I was the only scorer at the guard position so I took that over the scoring position. ...
"So, now we're coming into a regular system when I'm going to be the point guard, it's my chance to really manage the team for the first time in my career. Now, [Flip] is going to put the ball in my hands and just let me run the team."
I think Rubio is a classic point guard. When the Kings were at their best, Bibby was more a scoring guard and shared ball-handling duties with Christie... in sum, we didn't really have or need a classic point guard, much as Arenas alludes in his quote.
Thus, the question is, will Rubio thrive in a Princeton offense OR do the Kings abandon the Princeton offense if we select Rubio?