Will the Sacramento Kings Regret Drafting Jimmer Fredette?

September 17th, 2011 by Danny Hauger Leave a reply »
The Sacramento Kings acquisition of Jimmer Fredette from the 2011 NBA Draft comes at a crossroads for the struggling organization. The last time the Kings saw postseason action was 2006 and fan support has dwindled ever since. The drafting of Jimmer Fredette could represent the next phase in a rebuilding process or another undeveloped pick in Sacramento Kings history.

Bismack Biyombo was not the star, or even role player, that the Kings were hoping to snatch from the 2011 NBA Draft. James "Jimmer" Fredette was a welcome sight after his storied tenure at Brigham University leading the NCAA Division I in scoring. Indeed the acclaim of being the Wooden, Naismith, Adolph Rupp, and Oscar Robertson award winners bring a royal resume fit for a team by the name of Kings.

Bliss gives way to reality when taking a look at the Sacramento Kings depth chart projections for 2011. The team is full of medium stature defensive liabilities. The ongoing lack of specialized role players to fill the many voids of the franchise has prevented recent growth. Donte Green, Francisco Garcia, and J.J. Hickson all serve the same role and have new prospects to challeng ...

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