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. 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.

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