Preseason Preview: Kings at Nets
Gametime: Wednesday 4:30 am PST
Where: Mastercard Arena, Beijing, China
Broadcast Information: NBA TV, KHTK Sports 1140 (Radio)
Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (1-2)
PG: Darren Collison
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Jason Thompson
C: DeMarcus Cousins
Brooklyn Nets Probable Starters (2-0)
Three things to ponder
1. A lack of Ray McCallum
McCallum has made one appearance in three preseason games, a three-and-a-half minute blip which showcased an offensive foul. As Darren Collison and Ramon Sessions hoard playing time, McCallum’s absence begs the question if Michael Malone isn’t pleased with what he sees in the second-year guard at practice.
2. Omri Casspi’s role
At the moment Malone is using Casspi as the first forward off the bench. Casspi is shooting only 36.8 percent from the floor and is 0-of-6 from 3, but his activity and willingness to drive and draw fouls could be what earns him a rotation spot ahead of Derrick Williams and his 33.3 percent field goal accuracy.
3. Time for Ryan Hollins
After playing nine minutes in the previous contests, Hollins logged 12 on Saturday and looked like a difference-maker. The center scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting, collected eight rebounds and landed two blocks. A performance like such deserves an even more ample serving of floor time Wednesday.