Sacramento Kings: Why Fans Shouldn’t Worry About Jimmer’s Lack of Playing Time

March 17th, 2012 by Bryant West Leave a reply »
It can't be easy being Jimmer Fredette. After all, when you raise such high expectations, you're almost certain to fall short of them.

After a fantastic college career at BYU in which he became a NCAA superstar, Fredette was taken with the 10th overall selection in the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and came to the capitol of California with fans hailing him as a savior of the struggling franchise.

Let me get this out of the way first—I was never a fan of the Fredette selection. From the start, I worried that Fredette's talents would not transition into the NBA well, and for the most part, they haven't.

I would have rather the Kings stayed with the No. 7 pick and taken either Brandon Knight, Bismack Biyombo or Kawhi Leonard.

But even so, I, an unabashed Jimmer doubter, am absolutely not ready to give up on Fredette or his future as a Sacramento King.

Fredette struggled to stay with the faster, more athletic opponents and his offensive game (so far) hasn't sparked. Considering the expectations that he came into the league with, even if he was getting 30 minutes a game, it'd be very likely that he'd be failing to meet th ...

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