Weekend poll: If the Kings re-sign Isaiah Thomas, who should start at point guard?

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

Published: Sunday, Jul. 6, 2014 - 12:00 am

• The Kings agreed to a three-year contract with journeyman Darren Collison, but is he an upgrade over Isaiah Thomas at point guard?

• Collison has averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 assists in 28.7 minutes in his five NBA seasons, so why does everyone assume he will be the starter?

• The Kings reportedly have long coveted a “tall” starting point guard, but isn’t Collison barely 6 feet?

• Rookie Ray McCallum played well filling in for Thomas last season, so can he beat out Collison during training camp?

• The Kings have added Collison and shooting guard Nik Stauskas; when will they make a move to upgrade power forward?

• LeBron James’ agent met with the Cavaliers on Thursday, but does anyone think he will return to Cleveland and owner Dan Gilbert, who wrote that infamous “letter” to fans after James’ “Decision”?

• If free agent Carmelo Anthony signs with the Houston Rockets, how will he handle possibly being the third option for the first time in his career?

• In its 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup knockout round, why did the United States wait until the second half of extra time, down 2-0, to play aggressive offense?

• When the Giants and A’s play a four-game series beginning Monday, does anyone but true Giants fans think they can do any better than a split?

• Speaking of sports traditions (see Friday’s Leading Off), is there anything more disgusting and less sporting than the annual hot dog eating contest broadcast by ESPN?

– Tom Couzens


What to watch

World Cup, quarterfinals, 9 a.m., Chs. 10 and 19, and 1 p.m., ESPN, Ch. 19: It’s Argentina vs. Belgium and Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands, with the winners advancing to Wednesday’s semifinal.

Weekend poll

If the Kings re-sign Isaiah Thomas, who should start at point guard ?

• Thomas

• Darren Collison

• Ray McCallum

• They still need a top-flight starter

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Friday’s results

Should Wimbledon loosen its “almost entirely white” clothing rule?

• Yes: 34%  • No: 66%

Total votes: 64

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