The PG battle is an interesting one for the Kings.IT and Vasquez bring totally different aspects of the game to the Kings but do either of them actually bring what the Kings really need from their PG?
Right now, I think Thomas has the edge over Vasquez.IT had the advantage of working out over the summer while Vasquez couldn't because of his ankle.I'm not trying to say Vasquez would have the job if he was able to work on his game over the off-season,it's just an advantage that IT had and something we all know he exploited because that's what Thomas wants the starting job and he's not going to hand it off to somebody without putting up a fight.
Honestly,I'm not convinced either of these guys are the PG of the future.Thomas does certain things well and so does Vasquez but if I had to bet who is gonna be our starting PG on opening night of the new arena I bet my money on McCallum over any draft pick of the next few years,and over Vasquez and Thomas.Thomas however,I think is still apart of this team's future just not our starter but our 6th man.
In my opinion,the Kings need a pass-first PG who can hit the long ball and defend.Think of guys like George Hill,Darren Collison,Norris Cole,Eric Bledsoe,Brandon Knight,Jeff Teague(He doesn't have the greatest jumper,I know).No,these guys aren't all-stars,none high draft picks or big names but they do what they do well and the Kings would be a much better team with any of these guys running point guard.There is only one guy that you'd say isn't starting caliber at this point in their careers and that's N.Cole.
McCallum already brings two of those things defense and a pass-first mentality.If he continues to get better as a true PG and develops a jumper I see no reason why he wouldn't at least have a shot at the starting job within the next few years.
Random thoughts:1st thought; MT should and will hopefully be traded sooner rather than later for an asset whether that's a draft pick or player.
2nd thought:Does anyone think we could possibly trade for Terrance Jones or Dontas Montejunas?Both stretch the floor and have major potential especially if they were next to Cousins.