The Sacramento Kings are reportedly in a strong position to sign free agent guard Monta Ellis, a move that would be a critical mistake by the franchise. The Kings have been glutted with smaller scoring guards at the two and three positions for years and Ellis would be a terrible fit for the current direction of the franchise. The Kings would be much better off trying to sign one of the two best remaining restricted free agents: Brandon Jennings and Jeff Teague.
Both players have not yet entered their primes and would be excellent additions for the Kings at the point guard position. Isaiah Thomas is currently locked in as the team’s starting point guard, but he is much better off as a reserve because of his lack of height. Jennings and Teague are both top point guards in the NBA who would help balance the Kings roster and who would probably make them a borderline contender for the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, a vision the organization hasn’t seen in ages.
The best fit for the Kings would probably be Teague as he still has a lot of upside still remaining, but Jennings surely would be a nice addition as well. It really is pick your poison when talking about these two. The Kings should amnesty John Salmons to open up enough cap space to make an offer sheet to one of these players.
The Kings do not need another player like Ellis. Finding a pure point guard would be a much better option for the future of the organization.
Rob Lunder covers the NBA for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18