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07:08 AM ET 07.16 | To some degree, Jimmer Fredette's summer trip to Las Vegas is about gambling on himself. Entering his third season Fredette is hoping for a chance to show what he can do after playing 14 minutes per game last season. "Hopefully I'll be a big part of this organization next season," Fredette said. "You never know what their vision is exactly but that's why I'm here. I'm able to talk with them, meet with them and see what their vision is. Hopefully I'm a part of it next year." But there are still a lot of guards on the roster -- including rookies Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum who are playing in the summer league game. That doesn't include recent addition Greivis Vasquez and returners Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Thornton. "We just have a ton of guards," Fredette said.

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July 16, 2013  09:02 AM ET

I believe almost every team now has influx of guards. The only way to stay in the NBA is to make sure that your game gets way better and more consistent.

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July 16, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Translation:My NBA career might be over

Doubtful. The kid can play. He just happens to be on a team with 6 guards.

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July 16, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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This ain't college anymore. Jimmer can't create his own shot or play decent defense. His career is almost over.

Yes he can, he just hasn't been in a situation where he can show what he can do. He basically brings the ball up court, passes it in to Cousins and hopes for a kick out for an open trey. Kid doesn't even have a chance to develop a rhythm for him to be effective. I feel bad for the kid. Doesn't help the Kings overvalue him to teams trying to trade for him so the kid is flat out stuck in Sac town till his contract's up.

July 16, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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This ain't college anymore. Jimmer can't create his own shot or play decent defense. His career is almost over.

I say again, doubtful. He can create his own shot. That's not what the Kings need from him. The last thing this team needs is someone else looking for his own shot. Plus, he doesn't handle the ball enough to call his own number. Have you watched the Kings lately?

July 16, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Yes he can, he just hasn't been in a situation where he can show what he can do. He basically brings the ball up court, passes it in to Cousins and hopes for a kick out for an open trey. Kid doesn't even have a chance to develop a rhythm for him to be effective. I feel bad for the kid. Doesn't help the Kings overvalue him to teams trying to trade for him so the kid is flat out stuck in Sac town till his contract's up.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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July 16, 2013  09:51 AM ET

J.J. Redick lite 2.0?

July 16, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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J.J. Redick lite 2.0?

Not! Redick is a hard worker and was/is very consistent. The height difference is also glaring. JJ is taller which is a big asset for a SG.

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July 16, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Nothing Special, Bro.

July 16, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Who?

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July 16, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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J.J. Redick lite 2.0?

J.J. averaged 14 ppg this year. Now just watch his numbers significantly improve in LA.

July 16, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Not! Redick is a hard worker and was/is very consistent. The height difference is also glaring. JJ is taller which is a big asset for a SG.

Hence "lite" appendage - JJ was in the same boat his first couple years in the league is my point. I'm also saying he's going to have improve like JJ did over the years in order to keep playing in this league.

July 16, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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just sayin-he couldn't get burn in SACRAMENTOhow is he going to get burn on another team?

...because Sacramento is loaded up with guards....all of which are expendable.

July 16, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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J.J. averaged 14 ppg this year. Now just watch his numbers significantly improve in LA.

Maybe not. They have other players that's expected to score. He just needs to continue to make shots.

 
July 16, 2013  11:21 AM ET

Nothing wrong with having a great college career and making some nice coin in the NBA. Nothing can take the memories of his college days away.

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