JaKarr Sampson: Two-Way contract

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by Kings_of_California, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. I just can't see any significant issues with this guy. He's hungry and the effort is always there.

    He's pretty solid on defense, and while not a great offensive player, he seems to know his limits.

    I can't think of a better player for a Two-Way contract, and the following article explains:

    https://aroyalpain.com/2017/07/13/jakarr-sampson-prime-candidate-two-way-contract/

    In addition, being a journeyman gives the rooks a nice example of what they DON'T want to be.

    Frankly, there's just nothing I don't like about this situation.
  2. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    Yes, we should definitely sign Jakarr Sampson to 2-way contract ASAP, before Scott Perry tries to sign him away as the new GM of the Knicks! ;)
  3. funkykingston

    funkykingston Well-Known Member

    Unless another team signs him to their active roster the Kings should absolutely give him a two way contract.
  4. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    Seems like a nice player to have. Minutes could be an issue. His Agent may want him somewhere that gives him playing time.
  5. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Wasn't impressed at first but I have really com around on him. High energy guy who attacks the rim and has shown nice touch
  6. jcassio

    jcassio Well-Known Member

    He's got potential with his high-motor, athleticism and defense. He's also out of control way too often, and his BBIQ is suspect. But if they think he's coachable, I'd give him a shot.
  7. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    I'd make an offer on Troy Williams first.

    As a secondary option yeah, why not.
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  8. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    Williams was outstanding in summer league, and I would love to have him, but no way is he going to accept a two way contract. He's good enough to play in the league, and I'm sure that's what he's looking for. I believe he's still a restricted freeagent, so we would have to make an offer, and I think we only have around 6 mil in capspace left, and no roster spot. So we would have to clear a roster spot for him.

    A player that might get a two way is Nad Mitrou-Long, the PG from Iowa St. I thought he played very well, and also defended very well. I would think that he and Sampson are the front runners from summer league.
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  9. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    I'd offer up Sampson and then, in anticipation of a potential Koufos trade at some point, I'd go find another big or stretch 4 for a 2 way contract. Wouldn't give a 2 way contract for a guard.
  10. DesertFox

    DesertFox Well-Known Member

    Team could use a combo forward down the line, if he's the best they can do, why not?
  11. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    If what we saw in SL is the way JaKarr plays all the time I think the Kings could use him. He would be a nice change of pace defender at the 3/4.
  12. NoBonus

    NoBonus Well-Known Member

    The Kings can get two players on 2-way contracts, right? I would think they need a JaKarr Sampson or Jack Cooley on a 2-way contract as insurance on Henry Giles.
  13. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    I think Williams is good enough to justify a trade like sending KK out.

    Kosta for a non guaranteed and maybe a second to a team that needs the depth.
  14. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    You know, before summer league, I would have agreed with you, but after seeing Papagiannis play, I'm not sure I want to deal Koufos just yet. However, that's a deal that might be possible if the other team is willing. I'm not sure we can put the cart before the horse though.
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  15. RichieInRocklin

    RichieInRocklin Active Member

    NBA.COM lists Troy Williams as an UFA.
  16. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh, he was probably a victim of freeing up capspace. In any event, we would have to free up a roster spot in order to sign him. I really doubt he would sign a two way contract. But who knows? If suitors disappear he might. I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.
  17. Iced Espresso

    Iced Espresso Well-Known Member

    Troy is gone, signed with Houston on a multi year deal.

    :(

    There goes my diamond in the rough.
  18. Folsomkingsfan

    Folsomkingsfan Active Member

    I really like Cooley, but I'm not sure there are enough minutes to go around for him. He is a great energy guy off the bench, but we already have loads of bigs that we already need to figure out minutes for. We'd probably just wind up drastically under utilizing him like we did with Eric Moreland.
  19. pdxKingsFan

    pdxKingsFan Well-Known Member

    I agree with this assessment. I also think we're more likely to get a decent return later than we would today. Teams are largely ready to see what they have and KK isn't going to put anyone over the hump, but midway through the season it's possible an injury here or need surfaces there and he's a perfect option for a team. We're at that point where most teams have made their FA moves and are ready to see what they have.
  20. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    JaKarr is the definition of a bull in a china shop. He's either running over people for charges, clanking it awkwardly off the backboard or throwing up monster jams and swatting balls away at the rim.

    I don't think the idea of Cooley on a 2 way contract would be to have him compete on the squad for minutes. He would be down in the G League, just there in case we have a rash of injuries.
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  21. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

  22. CyKings

    CyKings Well-Known Member

    He's a good guy to have in case Jackson or Temple gets hurt.
  23. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    6 fouls on the larger SF's and brings a ton of energy. I like this signing.
  24. HndsmCelt

    HndsmCelt Well-Known Member

    The guy is a mixed bag, but I like his hustle.
  25. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    I like this signing.

    He will be a good defensive player. Stick him on the big small forwards like Lebron, Leonard, and Durant's of the NBA.

    He reminds me of a young Ron Artest, body and size wise, before Ron developed his offensive game.
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  26. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    I really like how the kings are utilizing the G League to develop their players.

    Unlike some teams, who are ignoring the G League, the kings seem to be ahead of the game in using their affiliate to give valuable playing time to develop their young players.

    I think in the long run, the kings will be able to harvest some good players out of their Reno team.

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