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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 scored a season-high 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting with zero rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Spurs.
McCallum missed his only 3-point attempt and did not get to the foul line, and so far he hasn't shown the versatility one wants in standard fantasy formats. If he can shoot with any degree of effectiveness he's well-positioned to be a fantasy asset, but shooting has been the issue holding him back throughout his career. Regardless, he's worth a look in standard formats. Feb 28 - 4:24 AM

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With news that Darren Collison (hip) is likely to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season, Kings' head coach George Karl said that he intends to have Ray McCallum and Andre Miller split minutes at the point guard slot.

"I think Ray’s played well," Karl said. "I think right now probably my desire is to split them, probably 24-24 is kind of in mind what it’s going to end up. Probably defensively, Ray would be in the game when it counts and Andre would be in the game probably offensively." As a starter this season, McCallum is averaging 9.3 points, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game, limiting his value to deeper leagues.
Feb 26 - 4:36 PM

Ray McCallum started again on Wednesday but had just 10 points, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-7 shooting in a win over the Grizzlies.

Ray-Mac was fired up after the game and said so on Twitter, but he hasn't come close to matching the production of Darren Collison, who remains out with a hip injury. Collison should see a specialist soon, but the news as of late Wednesday night is that his season is likely over. With McCallum struggling and Andre Miller getting 26 minutes, four points, six boards and seven assists tonight, it's possible that Miller takes over the starting job at some point, not that he'll become a must-own player in most leagues if it were to happen.
Feb 26 - 2:28 AM

Ray McCallum started for Darren Collison (hip) on Friday against the Celtics, scoring eight points on 3-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

McCallum hasn't developed like the folks in Sacramento had hoped, but he plays hard and if he could ever develop a shot then he'd have a nice future as a backup point guard. Approach him with some caution in standard leagues while Collison is out.
Feb 21 - 4:22 AM

Ray McCallum is in line to start at point guard against the Celtics on Friday.

With Darren Collison (hip) already doubtful and newly-acquired Andre Miller unlikely to suit up on Friday, McCallum could be in line for big minutes against the Celtics. While fantasy owners in season-long leagues can ignore this news, McCallum would be an interesting (and cheap) option in daily leagues if he gets the start on Friday.
Feb 19 - 12:29 PM

Ray McCallum played 30 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block.

The Kings went small tonight and used Rudy Gay at the four down the stretch. They won't be able to get away with this too often and Ramon Sessions (back) won't be out long. While McCallum did get some run at shooting guard on Friday, he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Mike Malone won't commit to a steady role for Ray McCallum.

McCallum is playing behind both Darren Collison and Ramon Sessions. "Every game, we’ll see how the game unfolds," Malone said. "And if there’s an opportunity to get Ray in like there was [Monday], we’ll get him in." McCallum could also see some minutes at shooting guard if Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas continue to struggle. Malone did say that he has "trust" in McCallum, so we'll see how his playing time progresses.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Ray McCallum said he is patiently awaiting his opportunity for playing time.

McCallum has been buried on the Kings' bench as their third point guard, but the second-year player isn't panicking. "I’ve been through this before last year," McCallum said. "I think going through all that, having that experience helped me a lot." Head coach Kevin Malone said he'll look for ways to get McCallum involved more, but fantasy owners can feel free to look elsewhere.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Ray McCallum did not play against the Raptors on Sunday night.

There is no talk of an injury and he seems to be bumped from the rotation. McCallum won't be worth drafting in most fantasy formats.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Ray McCallum is likely to lose minutes to Ramon Sessions.

The Kings were swinging and missing through most of the offseason, but Sessions will serve as a key ball-handler in their rotation. McCallum wasn't very efficient and isn't the best long-range shooter, so he'll likely fall behind as the third-string point guard. Plus, rookie Nik Stauskas will hurt Ray Mac's chances as a combo guard.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:18:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 12:07:00 AM

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.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:01:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 01:12:00 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.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:08:00 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.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 08:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
3Andre Miller
4David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins