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08:07 AM ET 02.06 | Between a coaching change, a crowded backcourt and the lockout, Jimmer Fredette didn't stand a great chance of making an impact on the NBA as a rookie. So where does that leave Jimmer? During Saturday's overtime win over Golden State, it left him on the bench for a second consecutive game and visibly disappointed. On most days, it leaves him trying to figure out how his leadership and shotmaking skills translate to the NBA. "I never sat out an entire game before," he admitted. ... "I'll keep working and finding ways to get better." Six weeks into the season, the Kings are convinced of this much: They regard the 6-2 Fredette as a shotmaker and superb deep shooter who will benefit immensely from a traditional offseason.

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February 6, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Little Isaiah Thomas is getting your minutes lately......not as easy as it was in college

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February 6, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Can You Run With The Big Dogs, Bro?

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February 6, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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Your least is still too high! Terry and Paxson were pretty great compared to Jimmer. Hummer is erratic!

the guy is like 25 games into his pro career, are you really writing him off already?
he's got time to figure out his role in the league.
it is not really a surprise that he has struggled on a team entrenched in losing the way sac is.
eventually, a smart team may buy low on jimmer and turn him into a nice spark off the bench.

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February 6, 2012  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It took JJ a few years before he found his role on the Magic.

JJ was a far better shooter than Jimmer. JJ had almost perfect form where Jimmer is a bit of a unconventional shooter. His % in college was never that good and was wildly inconsistent, not so with JJ. Both can't play defense.

February 6, 2012  12:53 PM ET
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No way will he be John Stockton. More like....Jeff Hornacek. Solid all around player.

Hornacek was a far better ball handler and could play defense. Jimmer doesn't know the meaning of defense.

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February 6, 2012  02:02 PM ET

Guy can be the next Steve Kerr/ Craig Hodges. If he is willing to take changes and get floor burns while hitting the open 3's, any team in the league could use him.

February 6, 2012  02:21 PM ET

The Kings aren't exactly the perfect fit for Mr. Fredette.

February 6, 2012  02:41 PM ET

Keep in mind that BYU players dont transition well in the NBA, they have alot of talent in college but fail in the NBA.

 
February 6, 2012  02:45 PM ET
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Keep in mind that BYU players dont transition well in the NBA, they have alot of talent in college but fail in the NBA.

I think that's a lot of college players in general. I don't think you can single out BYU...unless of course you're a Pokes fan. :)

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