As we witnessed Sunday, the Kings are a bit short in the backcourt. Beno Udrih had to play 47-1/2 minutes as the team's only available point guard ... and arguably it's only true guard. Tyreke Evans might be back Tuesday in Indianapolis. Francisco Garcia's wrist -- the one he broke lifting weights in October -- is sore, and he might not be back this week. No other player on the team even comes close to resembling even a ghost of a point guard; basically, Spencer Hawes (also day-to-day with a bad back) is the next best option.
To keep from Beno turning into dust by the time the team gets to Minneapolis, and assuming the team does not in fact want to toss Reke out there for 48 minutes once he comes back from a frickin' concussion (something you ought not mess with), the team needs help at the point. I asked Scott Schroeder, champion among madtoms, to offer some suggestions.
One such suggestion is former preseason King Mustafa Shakur.
I realize that Shakur didn't necessarily endear himself to the Kings when he was in town as a rookie back in the 2007 preseason, but the times, they are a-changin'. I profiled Shakur rather in-depth here, but what he's able to bring to the Kings is great shooting percentages, good size, a decent assist average and some possible sticking ability/upside if the Kings would happen to like what they see for the next few weeks. He's already been called up once this month (to the ), so why not make March twice as nice?