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Fredette's improvement impresses teammate


08:06 AM ET 10.12 | The buzzword for Jimmer Fredette this offseason was "aggression." The Kings wanted to see the guard rebound from a rookie season in which he looked timid offensively. But aggression wasn't to be limited to offense, and Fredette has responded, showing more fight on defense at the start of training camp, surprising coaches and teammates. "I want to be able to stay on the floor as much as I can," Fredette said. ... Fredette hasn't reached defensive All-NBA status, but he has improved noticeably from last season, when he took more of a hands-off approach to defense. "He's just overall a better player, and defensive-wise he's a presence," said guard Isaiah Thomas. "He's just not a guy you can just go at."

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October 12, 2012  09:05 AM ET

The issue I would say is are you just a practice player who can stop guys on your team or can you do it 82 games and 25 to 30 minutes. A lot of guys look good in practice and cant translate it over to games but the way this kid shoots I would find some time for him.

October 12, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Wow, here we go, championing the cause of the NBA's version of Tim TeBrow, yeah, you know, the guys got talent be just not at the level it needs to be in order to stay on the floor/field.

Now here comes the rah rah crew, talkin bout what dees cats can do, he can shoot dat, he can pass dis, these muthafukas can't play and dats da $hiit you muthafukas miss!

October 12, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Better Save Your Money, Bro.

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October 12, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Everyone is reportedly better there.....jimmer, Evans, cousins, etcThey still likely won't win 30 games


October 12, 2012  11:26 AM ET

GOOD MORNING FN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NBA BASKETBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 12, 2012  12:05 PM ET

They need to find a new city first!!!

October 12, 2012  02:31 PM ET

Sorry I never thought that the kid would amount to much in the league. A short somewhat unathletic two guard usually doesn't do well. He will have to develop defensively like they are claiming, and garner some point guard skills of some sort and shoot a better % than last season.

October 12, 2012  06:43 PM ET

It's all about finding the right team. Jimmer Could play the Mike Miller role for the Heat or the Kyle Kover role for the Bulls and not miss a beat.

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October 12, 2012  07:14 PM ET

It's all about finding the right team. Jimmer Could play the Mike Miller role for the Heat or the Kyle Kover role for the Bulls and not miss a beat.

He would have to shoot better than 38% from the field to play that role for anyone in contention

October 13, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Kings won't be the worst team in the west this year. Far from the best, but I think they'll make a little jump this season. They have a ton of young talent. Another year or two they could turn into the next Thunder with a couple more young pieces in place. Sadly for Sacramento it will be in another city, also making them similar to the Thunder.

October 13, 2012  02:01 PM ET

White Men can Jump!!! a rebound!!!

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