I've heard from a lot of Kings fans they would like to keep Salmons around. Specifically. The question centered on who do you keep if you blow the team up.
His play has improved a bit and he's had some really good nights when his shot is on, but that contract is horrendous. They may keep him to meet the salary floor, but they really need to clean house. I really wish we could get rid of Thornton, Chuck (great guy but really there's no room or use for him on this team), Outlaw (another terribad contract), and James Johnson. I guess keeping Salmons wouldn't be that bad as he'd be an expiring contract we could use as an asset and we probably won't find anyone else to fill in the 3 spot. I'd tender both Isaiah and Tyreke and maybe bring back a piece or two in a S&T for Evans. As much as i'd like to see him on the roster next year, i really do think he'd improve and grow as a player elsewhere, if he can find a good fit.
Game will come down to if KG plays and does so effectively. If he does then I think we have a pretty decent shot at the win with you guys coming off a back to back and us playing really well at home lately. If KG doesn't play or is limited it will likely be a cake walk for you guys.