Kings sign Keon Ellis to 3-year deal

#14
I’d like to see that 3 guard lineup as well. The bench has been bad, less McGee, more Ellis and Vezenkov.
Definitely. I don't know why Brown won't experiment more with Lyles as a smallball C and Sasha at PF. And Monk & Ellis as the guards off the bench offers a lot of versatility.

I have to think part of why Davion got more opportunities lately was in part showcasing him for a potential trade, but also because the Kings were limited by the number of games Keon could play with the big club.

Post trade deadline and with Ellis signed long term, we'll see how Brown distributes the bench minutes among the guards.
 
#15
Definitely. I don't know why Brown won't experiment more with Lyles as a smallball C and Sasha at PF. And Monk & Ellis as the guards off the bench offers a lot of versatility.

I have to think part of why Davion got more opportunities lately was in part showcasing him for a potential trade, but also because the Kings were limited by the number of games Keon could play with the big club.

Post trade deadline and with Ellis signed long term, we'll see how Brown distributes the bench minutes among the guards.
Sabonis, Lyles, Vezenkov, Ellis, Monk; Len/McGee, Lyles, Kessler, Ellis, Fox. Just all kinds of potentially effective lineups are available, depending on the opponent. Coach Brown has been experimenting with the bench all year. Now is the time to put it together.
 
#21
I just hope he takes back his role now. I know I posted this in another thread, but he’s just simply been more impactful than Mitchell this year:

DPM / ODPM / DDPM
K. Ellis: -0.7 / -1.6 / +0.9
Mitchell: -2.4 / -1.3 / -1.0

EPM / OEPM / DEPM
K. Ellis: -2.2 / -1.6 / -0.6
Mitchell: -5.6 / -4.1 / -1.5

RAPM / ORAPM / DRAPM
K. Ellis: -1.6 / -1.1 / -0.5
Mitchell: -2.0 / -1.9 / -0.1

RAPTOR / ORAPTOR / DRAPTOR
K. Ellis: -0.9 / -1.7 / +0.9
Mitchell: -7.3 / -4.7 / -2.7
 

HndsmCelt

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#22
Smart move. Not sure the kings were going to be able to or willing to keep Mitchell and quite frankly I think Keon can bring more energy and more offense off the bench.
 
#25
This is one of those moves that almost has to be foresight. In the midst of a number of complaints about deadline inaction, Monte does this - which he had obviously been preparing for.
It's quite possible Monte envisions Davion as an upcoming free agent and hopes / might be able to trade him as an expiring contract.