After DeAndreMania fizzled to a close, Marc Stein dropped a bit of news that Ray McCallum was to be dealt to the Spurs for a future second round pick.
Sources say San Antonio has agreed to a trade a future second-round pick to Sacramento for Ray McCallum to replace Cory Joseph— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2015
McCallum averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 assists per game last season with the Kings, starting 30 games after Darren Collison went down with season-ending injury. As a starter, his numbers went up to 11.2 points and 4.3 assists per game. However, the dropoff between Collison and McCallum was pretty stark, as McCallum disappointingly declined as a shooter and struggled with decision-making at times.
I do think a future second rounder is selling low on McCallum. He's a smart kid, the son of a coach, and plays his heart out. McCallum was picked in the 36th in 2013 and has provided pretty good value relative to his second-round status. The Kings get a second rounder in return from the Spurs, which is likely to be in the 50s, if not #60.
But the true consideration for the Kings here is the additional caproom, and similar to the salary dump made by Vlade earlier during the summer, how good the deal is will be determined by what the Kings do with it. The Kings now have roughly $5.6 million in capspace to chase after any free agents left on the market, assuming Omri Casspi is taking the Room Exception and the Kings keep their unguaranteed contracts like Eric Moreland and David Stockton.
Its clear that Vlade isn't quite done remaking the roster just yet.