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November 14, 2012
The Morning After: Jimmer remains a 'plus' on the court

The statistics continue to support that Jimmer Fredette needs to play more.

Fredette is one of two Kings to not have a negative plus/minus rating this season. Fredette is at zero. John Salmons, who has played in just three games, has a plus-9.

Last season Fredette finished tied with Salmons for second-worst plus/minus on the Kings (-209).

Adding to that -- Fredette's average per 48 minutes is 36.9 points per game.

Fredette has played 72 minutes, 40 seconds, so the sample size isn't huge. But thus far this season, good things have happened when Fredette has played.

Fredette and Salmons were the only Kings without negative plus/minus ratings in Tuesday's 103-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Fredette was a part of the group that helped make Tuesday's game close at halftime. Fredette was also on the bench in the third quarter when the Blazers opened up a big lead.

Not to say Fredette would have stopped the run all by himself. But after 13 points and a career-high six assists in 25 minutes (a season high), it appears more Jimmer might be good for the Kings.

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