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Ray McCallum | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Detroit
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Ray McCallum shot 4-of-11 from the field for 10 points vs. the Spurs on Friday to go with six boards, two assists and one turnover.
The Kings lost out on Isaiah Thomas today -- or whatever you want to call it. That means Ray McCallum is going to be in the rotation and back up Darren Collison. The former Clipper hasn't thrived in ball distribution, so Ray Mac could be a better fit. He'll be worth watching this offseason, especially after his strong finish last season. Jul 12 - 12:07 AM

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Ray McCallum shifted to the bench on Sunday, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, six assists and one block in 28 minutes of action.

The rookie averaged 45 minutes while filling in as a starter, so there's no way to sugarcoat the loss of value with Isaiah Thomas (quad) back in action. IT2 is headed for a payday as a restricted free agent and McCallum could find himself with an unquestioned starting job if the Kings balk at matching his contract.
Apr 14 - 12:01 AM

Ray McCallum turned it around on Wednesday during a loss to the Blazers, making 7-of-15 from the field for 23 points with four boards, eight assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone admitted he's been running his rookie guard into the ground, which is not exaggerated at all considering McCallum's 45.4 minutes per game in his previous eight starts. Isaiah Thomas is likely out for the season and the Detroit product has proven to be a must-start player the rest of the way.
Apr 10 - 1:12 AM

Ray McCallum played 45 minutes but hit just 3-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss.

He's getting crazy minutes, but his shooting is a real problem, and the production hasn't been matching the minutes. But it sounds like Isaiah Thomas is going to possibly sit out the rest of the season so the minutes should remain for McCallum. If you own him, hope that he puts it all together for a monster line before the season is over.
Apr 9 - 1:08 AM

Ray McCallum was held to eight points on 4-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss, but he added four rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one block while playing a full 48 minutes.

He's averaging a ridiculous 45 minutes per game as a fill-in starter for Isaiah Thomas, who remains day-to-day with a nasty thigh bruise. The rookie PG is shooting only 37.8 percent from the field and 70.6 percent at the FT line this season, but his other averages as a starter suggest nice fantasy upside -- 15.3 points, 0.8 triples, 3.7 boards, 7.2 assists and 1.2 steals.
Apr 6 - 8:59 PM

Ray McCallum hit just 2-of-14 shots in Friday's 33-point loss to the Warriors, finishing with four points, two rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in 44 minutes.

After tearing through bottom tier point guards in mostly garbage-time games, Ray Mac ran into a Warriors team playing to ensure their playoff status. It's unclear when or if Isaiah Thomas (quad) will return so owners can hold here, especially since McCallum will continue to get heavy minutes and touches if Thomas remains out.
Apr 5 - 1:51 AM

Ray McCallum got another start for Isaiah Thomas (quad) in the Kings' 107-102 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring a career-best 27 points on 12-of-22 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and five assists in 46 minutes.

Ray Mac is on a roll and it doesn't really matter that a lot of his success has come in garbage-time elements -- he's killing it for fantasy owners right now. Thomas has slowly moved toward shutdown territory with his quad injury and the Kings really want the rookie to succeed for a number of reasons, including their negotiations with Thomas this summer. He should be owned in all formats for the chance this ride doesn't stop for another handful of games or more.
Apr 3 - 2:17 AM

Ray McCallum set career-bests with 22 points and 10 assists in Monday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 9-of-19 shots (including a three) with two rebounds and two steals in 44 minutes.

Ray Mac looked good against a truly terrible Pelicans team, and while he'll continue to get 20-25 minutes per game when Isaiah Thomas returns he won't be handling the ball on every possession like he is right now. Thomas may accelerate his timetable for return after a night like this and he was potentially going to return for tonight's game. Get ready for some Ray Mac fever, as the local papers have been trying to find a way to explain their swing-and-miss on Isaiah Thomas for some time.
Apr 1 - 1:41 AM

Ray McCallum played all 48 minutes against the Mavericks on Saturday, scoring a career-high 16 points with four boards, eight assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

It was easily his best game of the year and he only turned the ball over twice. McCallum had a couple horrific games in the past couple weeks due partially to poor shot selection, but he was able to stay aggressive even thug it wasn't enough in the loss. It's hard to believe, but he's the best rookie on the Kings right now and is getting better as a passer as well. He should have value as along as Isaiah Thomas (quad) is out, which probably won't be long.
Mar 30 - 12:36 AM

The Kings want rookie PG Ray McCallum to attack the paint more often, rather than settling for jump shots.

"If he can get to the foul line six times a night, he becomes such a different player," said coach Mike Malone. "Now you’re no longer just a jump shooter, you’re a guy who can attack the basket, draw fouls and knock down your free throws." McCallum hasn't played much this season, but on a per-36-minute basis he's attempting under two free throws per game. He's also shooting 35.9 percent from the field, so it's easy to see why Sacramento wants him to be more aggressive.
Mar 29 - 10:43 AM

Ray McCallum scored 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and five assists in another start for Isaiah Thomas (thigh, wrist, rest) on Friday.

McCallum was dominated on both sides of the floor and got his numbers in garbage time, but that will likely be the way things work if this test run gets another go. Thomas is dying to get back into the lineup but it's unclear if the team will push him to sit for another game. Judging by the way tonight's game went, they might want to keep Ray Mac from getting roasted too much.
Mar 28 - 10:35 PM

Ray McCallum started on Wednesday for Isaiah Thomas (quad) and struggled in the first half, but played well after the break to finish with 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal on 3-of-14 shooting.

He didn't kill you if you started him, but would have been much more effective had his shot been falling. The Kings play the Thunder on Friday and if Thomas is out again, McCallum will be worth a look in daily leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:49 AM

Ray McCallum will get his first start of his career in place of Isaiah Thomas (quad) on Wednesday.

He is a score-first guard, so chances are he won't have the ball in his hands too frequently. McCallum is also a bit turnover prone, but he should still get plenty of run and is worth a look as a spot start in the plus matchup.
Mar 26 - 9:25 PM

Kings rookie Ray McCallum is averaging 10.0 points, 1.0 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists 0.8 steals and 0.3 turnovers over the past five games.

He's shooting just 36.9 percent on the season and he's a combined 24-of-67 from the field since Feb. 19, but with Marcus Thornton gone the Kings will continue to give McCallum heavy minutes. He has flashed some 3-point range and only has one multi-turnover game all season (he committed three turnovers on Sunday), but fantasy owners are better off leaving him untouched.
Mar 10 - 11:26 AM

Ray McCallum scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Don't be surprised if he continues to get anywhere between 24-30 minutes per game, but it would take an injury to one of the Kings' Big Three before he'll get the touches necessary to return any real fantasy value. The Kings would be wise to play him next to Isaiah Thomas more since they are the team's only plus ballhandlers.
Mar 7 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
3Jason Terry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Quincy Acy
3Omri Casspi
4Travis Outlaw
PF1Reggie Evans
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Alex Oriakhi
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson