Updated: December 27, 2012, 8:14 am ET
Kings Continue to Tinker with Starting Lineup
There’s small ball. And there’s really small ball.
The Kings have been experimenting with the latter recently.
When the “big” guard is 6-foot-2 (Jimmer Fredette) and the point guard (Isaiah Thomas) is five inches shorter, the Kings are smaller than a lot of high school backcourts.
The Kings have been playing both second-year guards together with positive results. The duo’s plus-minus rating is a plus-41, second on the Kings to John Salmons and Tyreke Evans (plus-48).
“I thought that when they’ve been on the floor playing together spreading the floor,” Smart said, “obviously you’re going to have more room on the floor with them.”
“You just can’t key in on one guy,” Thornton said. “When you have guys like Jimmer and Isaiah, other guys on the court that can shoot the ball, that makes it much easier. We play off each other, so that makes it easier, too.”
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