The Sacramento Kings have made some solid moves so far this offseason, but it's still a bit perplexing that they haven't really addressed the big glaring need at the Point Guard position. Kings GM Vlade Divac shocked all of us when he didn't select Wade Baldwin with the 13th pick in the draft, instead taking Georgios Papagiannis. They did take Isaiah Cousins with the 59th pick, but Cousins is far from a true PG, having only played the position one year at Oklahoma after transitioning from Shooting Guard.
Free Agency hasn't provided any answers at the position either. While the Kings have definitely shored up on the wings, a definite area of need, they've avoided acquiring another primary ballhandler despite the cost being relatively cheap. Trey Burke was had by Washington for a 2021 2nd rounder. Seth Curry, Sacramento's own free agent, signed a very affordable, two year, $6 million contract with Dallas. These seem like moves the Kings could have made, unless they have something else in mind.
Right now the Kings have a 15 man roster, with the only player not guaranteed to make the team being Second Cousins himself, who is currently the team's backup Point Guard. New signing Garrett Temple might be able to slot in occassional minutes at the position, but he has a career assist rate of 12.7%. For reference, DeMarcus Cousins has a career assist rate of 15.8%.
A trade would seem the most likely scenario to get help at the position but who out there is really available? Ricky Rubio is a name I've heard, but he's on a good contract (especially considering the deals signed this summer) and will allow rookie Kris Dunn to have a mentor and develop at a slower pace. Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe don't seem like long term fits together, but I feel like if they were available the Kings would have just worked something out while they were talking trades of the 8th pick.
There might not be a great answer here, and the Kings very well could be faced with limited depth at the position come opening night. Perhaps the answer won't come until next summer, or after Dec. 15th, when Free Agents signed this summer are finally available to be traded, and perhaps someone with buyer's remorse will want out.
We'll see. There's still a few months left before the season truly begins, leaving Vlade and co. a lot of time to sort out the roster. I don't expect that this is the final product that we'll see come opening night, and finding some PG depth should be one of the higher priorities as the front office rounds out the team.