The Sacramento Kings backcourt looks pretty shallow at the moment.
Darren Collison has legal issues, the future of the inexperienced, restricted free agent Seth Curry is still uncertain and Rajon Rondo is a free agent. After missing on the point guards in the top half of the lottery he was targeting in Thursday's NBA draft, Kings general manager Vlade Divac was asked if he would like to have Rondo back next season.
"Yeah, Rajon had a great year for us last year," Divac told reporters after he selected 7'2'' center Georgios Papagiannis with the 13th pick in the draft.
And the feeling may be mutual. With Derrick Rose now a member of the New York Knicks, one of Rondo's other potential landing spots has been crossed off.
Speaking of Kings, source said their free agent Rajon Rondo is open to staying but also had interest in Knicks & Nets. Rose to NY kills that— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 24, 2016
Rondo, who is one of the few big-name point guards available in free agency this summer, averaged 11.9 points, 11.7 assists and 6 rebounds last season. While the numbers look great, there are questions about how efficiently he ran the Kings offense last season. Rondo enjoyed playing for George Karl because of the freedom he was given to improvise on the floor. Dave Joerger is the new man in town.
Free agency begins on July 1.