Kyle Guy has looked phenomenal in the last two preseason games for the Sacramento Kings and has displayed improvement from his rookie year. In the last two games, Guy has proven he can set up an offense, knocked down 9 triples on 17 attempts, and showed that he can step up in big moments by hitting a game winning buzzer beater against the Golden State Warriors.
With 12 roster spots to fill every night, and more than enough talent in the Kings organization to fill them, will Kyle Guy see any minutes in the rotation this year?
In this small sample size of two well played preseason games, Guy has proven that he is still the marksman that he was in college and can keep up his shooting at an NBA level. Additionally, Guy was also given the task of running the offense at points in the games. Although he was not perfect, he proved that he can step up to handle the ball and set up the team on the offensive end.
Even though Guy can somewhat run the offense, his greatest strength is his shooting ability. Not only was he creating his own shots, but he was lethal off picks and curls and was reminiscent to snipers such as Kyle Korver and JJ Redick.
With the Kings averaging 47 threes per game in the preseason, having a player with Guy’s shooting prowess wouldn’t hurt having on the bench. Kyle could fit in well in situations where Fox or Haliburton run the offense, but he guards the point guard on the defensive end due to his 6’1” stature.
There is still one preseason game left giving Guy one more chance to make the case to Walton that he deserves a spot on the opening day roster. Although Walton did mention that if the team is healthy, there won’t be a lot of minutes in Guy’s future.
Nevertheless, Guy, a former second round pick, has shown that he can be an asset for this team in the shooting department. Perhaps he may need to continue proving his point in the G-League, but I am happy to say that we have him in the organization.
Regardless of his hype over last night’s buzzer beater, Guy has been a bright spot thus far and I’m excited to watch how he responds tomorrow night against the Warriors. Kyle has earned the attention right now and I’m just fine getting on that train and supporting this kid. Preseason or not, he’s been fun to watch.