The Kings will start Ray McCallum at point guard for the fourth consecutive game against the New Orleans Pelicans as Isaiah Thomas recovers from a right quad contusion.
“(Thomas is) still experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort with that deep thigh contusion,” said Kings coach Michael Malone.
After playing McCallum 48 minutes Saturday in Dallas, Malone plans to rest McCallum at some point.
The Kings signed guard Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract today to provide a rest at either guard spot.
“I don’t want to run Ray into the ground,” “... Jared’s here. We met with him yesterday, he went through shootaround today. So we’ll throw him out there and see what he can do.”
Roberts being in the starting lineup will mean Tyreke Evans will not be at point guard to start the game.
McCallum played his best game at Dallas, but it’s hard to ignore that the Kings have not won a game this season that either DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay or Thomas has missed.
Pelicans 102, Kings 100
My record: 46-26 (minus the pregame session missed due to travel issues).