Kings Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Sacramento Kings and the NBA.

July 15, 2013
Jimmer Fredette visits Kings in Las Vegas

20130116_HA_kings_was2nd 0359.JPGLAS VEGAS - Perhaps the most popular King is in Las Vegas.

Jimmer Fredette will spend a couple of days here at summer league where he can meet the new Kings management and coaches and work out with the new coaches.

Marcus Thornton, Isaiah Thomas and Jason Thompson are working out this morning with coaches. Thomas and Thornton practiced with the summer league team Sunday night.

Fredette's role on the Kings is uncertain at best.

Fredette was drafted as a point guard but the Kings have acquired Greivis Vasquez and drafted Ray McCallum to go with Thomas, who finished the last two seasons as the starter.

Fredette might have to play off the ball to earn time, but he'll have to beat out Thornton, and rookie Ben McLemore for time at shooting guard.

The Kings have not actively looked to trade Fredette, but it's hard to imagine they'd pass on the chance to land a late-first round pick.

Fredette's salary is relatively low ($2.6 million) and he has a team option for next season.

Fredette has struggled to find consistent playing time since Paul Westphal was fired early in his rookie season.

Questions about Fredette's ability to handle defensive pressure, defend and get off his shot against tough defense persists. Fredette has shown flashes of being able to score in bunches, but finding a position to do that has been tough.

Ideally, many see Fredette as a catch-and-shoot player, but like many of the Kings' guards, he's best when handling the ball.

PHOTO: Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) celebrates a turnover in the final seconds of a game between against the Washington Wizards on January 16, 2013 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua

Kings Bloggers

Tag Cloud


November 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monthly Archives