Road Reaction Postgame Show: Phoenix Suns 116, Sacramento Kings 107
Rudy Gay finally makes his debut when the Sacramento Kings take on the Phoenix Suns tonight. Join Jonathan Santiago and James Ham for the CK Road Reaction Postgame Show on Google+, which starts immediately after the game. The video will be embedded below.[youtube id=”3BiJl8gbJrY” width=”600″ height=”350″]
What to watch
1. How will Rudy Gay fare?
Coach Michael Malone announced on Thursday that Gay is his new starting small forward after just one practice with his new team. It’s not the perfect situation, but when your team is 6-14 on the season, what do you have to lose? Gay’s shooting struggles in Toronto have been well documented. Will the 27-year old scorer ease into a role on his new team or will he come out firing?
2. With Gay at the small forward position, who starts at the four?
Derrick Williams has been very good in his first seven games with the Kings. With averages of 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 28.4 minutes per game, he was well on his way to proving that he is a starting NBA small forward. But everything changed with the addition of Gay. Does Williams slide over to the power forward position and unseat veteran Jason Thompson? Or is he the new super-sub off the bench?
3. Can Jimmer Fredette solidify the backup point guard position?
It’s been a rough start to the 2013-14 season for Jimmer, but a door has swung open. He was better in Wednesday’s loss to the Jazz than he was in the Kings win over Dallas on Monday, but Malone needs more. Can Jimmer regain the magic that made him one of the most entertaining players in college history? Or will he stumble and allow rookie Ray McCallum the chance to take his minutes?