The Kings IMHO did some quality, good things this summer. The draft was solid. Fox looks solid at 5, same with Jackson and hopefully Giles can get back to being a dominant paint presence. Hill is an underrated player still in his prime who many felt had as much to do with Utah's turnaround last season nearly as Hayward/Gobert. Financially getting minimal guarantee on that third year was strong. They brought Bogdan over, which was solid as the threat still loomed he would stay in Europe. They also signed a couple of solid two way contracts as well. The Randolph/Carter signings, which took up a large portion of the cap was, IMHO, a little bit more controversial. As a fan, my expectations of how to spend the teams resources is a little bit more valuative then looking for mentorship. As in business, I'd like the biggest asset return on investment. While I know many disagree with that stance. Thus I expected the team to maybe either get compensation for contracts ,or, if they thought the team was still too young although we've yet to field a definitive core, sign players that are still reasonably in their primes so they would have marketable value. Signing players in their late 30s and early 40s doesn't necessarily equate to them being useful on the floor as soon as next year, although we hope they are Practically speaking, I feel as if the money tied up to those two players could've been used in another manner this summer and next. For instance, it can be argued that Carroll will have better on court impact than a turning 41 Carter, with compensation. Next summer 12 mil (I believe) will be tied to a 37 Randolph when the market for compensation for bad contracts will be greater But, in any event, the bottom line is that I don't necessarily agree with the philosophy of using resources of a lottery team for teaching from vets on last legs. I don't see it widely employed by other lottery teams. There are other avenues to bring in vets on more minimal salaries or additional coaching if necessary for mentorship I would think. I'm also a little dubious that WCS/Skal will necessarily change in their makeups for being around a tough nosed Randolph, if he chooses to mentor them extensively. But I hope that would be the case. How do you feel about the signings and did they meet your expectations? Is there other logistical reasons for the signings that aren't as readily apparent?