The out of control wheelers and dealers that are the Kings unconventional front office completed their thirteenth deal for the season to bring in the one and only Joe Ingles. A deal that for once made sense to those around the league in terms of overall fit as well as providing a loose insight into the direction this franchise is headed. Let Lowry run the offence surrounded by elite shooting with Lopez feasting in the paint, seems good in theory and so far it seems to be working.
For Aminu it was another short stay before he was packing his bags and heading out East again to an Atlantic division team. He was welcomed by open arms as always but came while the Kings were in flux (when aren't they?) and found himself soon playing out of position. Jose who was acquired in the deal alongside Boston team mate Lowry will join Aminu after being incredibly effective running the Kings second unit. Both are obvious losses but at the gain of a wing of Joe's calibre it had to be done.
Joe comes in with averages of 7.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1 SPG shooting 48/39/70 and is renown around the league as one of the premier "three and D" wings capable of playing at the two or three. It brings versatility and space that wasn't quite there with Aminu to allow Lopez to be as dominant as he always is and clear the lane for the Kings backcourt. What's underrated about his game is his ability to put the ball on the court and play make as well as being an above average rebounder, it's this all round skillset that the Kings have been missing.
"Yeah nah mate I expected this move to happen. I loved my time at the Knicks and was a part of some winning basketball and appreciate the opportunity.... Look forward too having an increased role for the Kings and get the chance to really show what I can do"