The Sacramento Kings are searching for a backup point guard that is more of a distributor than Isaiah Thomas.
The Kings had to trade away Greivis Vasquez, a true point guard, to the Toronto Raptors in the deal for Rudy Gay.
“Sometimes when we get down, I put it on myself a lot to take things over,” Thomas said. “It’s what leaders would do anyways. The Chris Pauls, the Steph Currys, those type of guys do the same thing. I’ve just got to pick and choose my spots. It’s a learning process for me and not only for me – for the coaching staff and for the players. Each and every day I’m learning, learning how to be a point guard and how to lead.”
“That’s such a delicate balance for him,” Michael Malone said. “And the reality is, this is not an excuse for Isaiah, but you cannot just flip a switch and go from being a scorer to a playmaker, and that’s what he’s trying to do now – from a scorer off the bench to a starting point guard that’s got to facilitate and try to get us organized every possession.”