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Sactown Royalty Jul 13, 2014

Rudy Gay speaks on his future, Darren Collison signing

Rudy Gay speaks about Darren Collison, Isaiah Thomas and his future with the Kings.
Sacramento Bee Jul 12, 2014

Darren Collison talks leadership and team unity after signing with Kings

LAS VEGAS The Kings have been looking for veteran leadership and believe they’ve found it in Darren Collison.
Rotoworld Jul 12, 2014

Collison signs controversial deal with Kings - Darren Collison (G) Sacramento Kings

Darren Collison signs three-year, $16 million deal for the mid-level exception with the Kings.
Sactown Royalty Jul 11, 2014
Darren Collison from a Clippers point of view

Darren Collison from a Clippers point of view

Steve Perrin of Clips Nation joins us to chat about new Kings point guard Darren Collison. Darren Collison is expected to sign his new contract with the Sacramento Kings soon. The team has reportedly offered the 26-year-old point guard a three-year, $16 million deal. Collison is expected to join the Kings in Las Vegas on Saturday where they are participating in Summer League, according to News 10's Sean Cunningham. Steve Perrin, who is the manager of our sister site Clips Nation, joined me to talk about Collison's time with the Los Angeles Clippers and the type of player he is. How did...
Sactown Royalty Jul 10, 2014
The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 52: Bryant West talking Isaiah, Collison, Stauskas, and more

The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 52: Bryant West talking Isaiah, Collison, Stauskas, and more

Bryant West joins the show as we try to make sense of Isaiah Thomas, Darren Collison, and much more. The Sactown Royalty Show is back!  This week I'm joined once again by Bryant West.  We've got a lot to talk about this week as the Darren Collison signing happened the day after last week's show.  We're going to delve into Collison, Isaiah Thomas, and the rest of free agency. We'll also spend some time discussing the draft and Nik Stauskas.  Bryant is our resident draft guru, so we need to get his take on both Stauskas and the Grantland video showing the Kings' draft process. We've got a...
Sactown Royalty Jul 7, 2014
The Kings choosing Collison over Thomas comes down to money more than anything else

The Kings choosing Collison over Thomas comes down to money more than anything else

Let's stop pretending this decision was about "creating a change" or that Darren Collison is more "pass-first". The Kings didn't want to pay starter money for Isaiah Thomas so they didn't. Pete D'Alessandro's recent decision to sign Darren Collison to a 3 year, $16 million contract caused a bit of a firestorm here in Sacramento as it seemed to signal that the Kings would not be pursuing Isaiah Thomas any further.  While Collison is not a bad player by any means, Thomas is better statistically, younger, and a fan favorite in Sacramento. In yesterday's Sacramento Bee, Ailene Voisin...
Sacramento Bee Jul 6, 2014
Ailene Voisin: Collison more pass-oriented, cheaper than Thomas

Ailene Voisin: Collison more pass-oriented, cheaper than Thomas

Darren Collison is not a better overall player than Isaiah Thomas. Let’s get that right out there. But he’s different, and the Kings needed different. And he’s cheaper, and with a desire to maintain salary cap flexibility for a potential free-agent windfall in 2015, the Kings needed cheaper. The Lakers, Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat have all expressed interest in Thomas, though to varying degrees.
Pounding The Rock Jul 4, 2014
Why are we still seeing so many bad NBA contracts?

Why are we still seeing so many bad NBA contracts?

An explanation of the environment the NBA's latest Collective Bargaining Agreement has created. It's early in the free agency period and we've already seen some outrageous-looking deals. Jodie Meeks turned a single good year in the barren landscape that was the Lakers' roster into a three-year, $19 million contract with the Pistons. Notorious disappointment Ben Gordon will get paid $4.5 million a year. Marcin Gortat will get $12 million a year until he is 35 years old. And career backup Darren Collison just signed a three year contract worth $15 million. Those have traditionally been the...
Clippers' Collison makes 'bittersweet' jump to Kings

Clippers' Collison makes 'bittersweet' jump to Kings

Doc Rivers had said the Clippers’ top priority was re-signing Darren Collison. Collison, though, felt otherwise. “I was a priority for them to sign, but I wasn’t the top priority,” Collison said. “That’s understandable.” Thursday...
Sactown Royalty Jul 3, 2014

In which we step back from the ledge

Now that the Darren Collison signing has marinated a bit, it's time to begin the process of talking myself into the signing. The Kings signing of Darren Collison came without warning.  Perhaps that's why it created such a powerful reaction.  We knew there was a possibility that the Kings might not retain Isaiah Thomas this offseason, but Collison suddenly became the physical embodiment of that harsh reality.  Isaiah may still remain with the Kings, but it feels like a foregone conclusion that he is gone.  Collison was given the impression he would be a starter.  The Kings leaked...
Sactown Royalty Jul 3, 2014

Darren Collison Reacrion Round-Up

Reactions to the Darren Collison signing have been....unkind. The Sacramento Kings have signed Darren Collison to a three-year, fully-guaranteed $16 million deal.  The reaction in Sacramento has largely been negative.  But what about outside of Sacramento?  Well, it's not much better. Mavs writer Kirk Henderson reacting to the intial rumor: Kings! Don't do it! Collison can't make a basic entry pass to save his life! — Kirk (@KirkSeriousFace) July 3, 2014 Sports Illustrated's Rob Mahoney: The potential Kings downgrade from Isaiah Thomas to Darren Collison is painful. Could make...
Clippers' Collison agrees to deal with Sacramento

Clippers' Collison agrees to deal with Sacramento

Doc Rivers had said the Clippers’ top priority was re-signing Darren Collison. Collison, though, felt otherwise. “I was a priority for them to sign, but I wasn’t the top priority,” Collison said. “And that’s understandable.” Thursday...
Chicago Tribune Jul 3, 2014

Darren Collison agrees to deal with Kings

Free-agent point guard Darren Collison has agreed to a three-year, $16-million deal with the Sacramento Kings, leaving the Clippers after playing one season in Los Angeles.

Darren Collison agrees to deal with Kings

Free-agent point guard Darren Collison has agreed to a three-year, $16-million deal with the Sacramento Kings, leaving the Clippers after playing one season in Los Angeles.
Clips Nation Jul 3, 2014

Darren Collison signs with Kings

Darren Collison signed with the Kings for a reported $16 million over three years. You can read about it here. The Kings apparently paid the full MLE for the shoot-first, decent defending, smallish point guard who isn't much of a distributor. Don't they already have Isaiah Thomas? Isn't he the same or better than Collison? Sheesh. So much for the Clips prioritizing Collison. But no way they could or should pay him the MLE. The Clips need a backup for the typical mid-season Chris Paul injury, and Collison was better than decent in that role, but there's no way, not at that price. Anyway,...

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