Kings trade Ray McCallum to Spurs for second round pick
If nothing else, San Antonio’s Summer League squad may have just gotten better.
Two summers ago, Ray McCallum — the baby-faced son of a coach — played fantastically for the Kings at Summer League and made you think he could be part of Sacramento’s point guard rotation. Last summer he dropped 29 points in the Summer League championship game and even threw in a Jordan shrug at one point, leading the Kings to a win in the Summer League title game.
Now, McCallum is a San Antonio Spur. From Marc Stein of ESPN.
Sources say San Antonio has agreed to a trade a future second-round pick to Sacramento for Ray McCallum to replace Cory Joseph— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 9, 2015
Cory Joseph signed a deal to be the backup point guard for the Raptors.
McCallum is a very Spurs pickup, a high IQ point guard who does a lot of the little things right (like you expect from the son of a coach). He started 30 games for the Kings last season and averaged 7.4 points a game, he seemed to make strides in his game (although his three point shooting percentage slipped to 30 percent from 37 percent the season before, the Spurs will expect the higher number).
McCallum is the kind of player that will find his grove in the Spurs system and by the second half of the season he will be someone Popovich will trust. Plus, he makes less than $1 million. This seems like the kind of move that just always works out for San Antonio.