The Sacramento Kings are building a team for a long run!!! After the Kings drafted three players at the 2016 NBA draft, it was clear that the management is determined to build a young team around DeMarcus Cousins, a team that should bring plenty of wins in the upcoming seasons…
Besides the aforementioned DeMarcus Cousins, the Center position of the Sacramento Kings looks pretty respectable with Kosta Koufos, Gergios Papagiannis and Willie-Cauley Stein. Other positions on the team seemed to be filled but the weakest position might be the PG position.
In order to strengthen the PG position, the Sacramento Kings have decided to sign a proven veteran and a former 2-time NBA Champion Jordan Farmar, who finished the last season playing for the Memphis Grizzlies averaging 9.2 ppg and 3.1 apg. The new head coach of the Kings, Dave Joerger, who coached Farmar last season, is convinced that Farmar and his experience can be of a great help for the young Kings team.
According to the latest news reports, Farmar and the Kings have reached a one-year deal for undisclosed amount. Their starting PG should be Darren Collison and his back-up should be recently acquired Ty Lawson, which means that Farmar is expected to fill in the roster as the third PG.
During his 9 NBA seasons, Farmar 30, has played a total of 502 regular season games, averaging 7.7 point per game and 2.9 assists. In seasons 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, Farmar won the NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He has also played in Euroleague for Turkish teams Anadolu Efes and Darussafaka and for the Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 44 Euroleague appearances, Farmar has averaged solid number with 13.8 ppg and 3.7 apg.
THE SACRAMENTO KINGS ROSTER FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON:
Point guards: Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Jordan Farmar
Shooting Guards:Arron Afflalo, Isaiah Cousins, Ben McLemore, Lamar Patterson,
Malachi Richardson, Garrett Temple
Small Forwards: Matt Barnes, Omri Casspi, Rudy Gay
Power Forwards:Skal Labissier, Eric Moreland, Anthony Tolliver
Centers:Willy-Cauley, DeMarcus Cousins, Georgios Papagiannis
Words By: Admir Aljic