Found February 07, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Jimmer Fredette was known in college for his pure scoring ability. He single-handedly turned BYU into a national championship contender by having an uncanny ability to hit shots from anywhere on the floor. Defenders who covered Jimmer inside the three-point line quickly realized they had to come out past it. When defenders came out past the arc, Fredette knocked down shots from beyond NBA-range anyway. Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart is looking for that Jimmer.
“We can work on the point guard (skills) this summer and we want Jimmer to make plays,” Smart said according to the Sacramento Bee. “But when he comes off a pick, he has to take that shot. He needs to become a little selfish.”
“He makes it tough on himself because he wants to prove people wrong,” Kings assistant Bobby Jackson added. “But I told him: ‘You’re not that fast or that athletic, but you have something a lot of guys don’t have – scoring ability. Stop trying to drive all the time.’ His outside shooting opens things
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MINNEAPOLIS -- It shouldn't have been him. He shouldn't have been the one sinking 3-point shots, scoring off steals and tallying 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Jimmer Fredette was not supposed to be the player responsible for the Kings' comeback. Ask anyone. He had been on the bench for two recent games. He's not athletic. He's not fast. His game doesn'...
Jimmer Fredette has struggled in his rookie season, but his coach insists that for the Sacramento Kings to be successful, Fredette has to look for his own shot more often. Per the Sac Bee: “Fredette, drafted 10th overall by Milwaukee and immediately traded to the Kings, is being asked to sort things out quickly and amid enormous hype and expectations. There hasn’t been a lot...
MINNEAPOLIS - When Jimmer Fredette gets into a rhythm on offense, it's fun to watch.
Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette fends off Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio for a loose ball. Fredette scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter.
Ducks and Honda Center owners Henry and Susan Samueli were joined by Anaheim city leaders Wednesday in a ground-breaking ceremony for the 20-million Grand Terrace project, described as the most extensive upgrade in the venue's history and another sign of the city's still-strong interest in enticing the NBA's Sacramento Kings to move south.
"We can envision a day...
DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-92 victory over the slumping New Orleans Hornets on Monday night.
Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, when Sacramento took its first lead on Marcus Thornton's free throw with 6:24 left. Isaiah Thomas scored 17, including a 31-foot 3...
Due to popular demand from our TWolves Blog Forum members, once again here is the Game Thread for Tuesday night's game at Target Center.
Can we defeat the 8-15 Sacramento Kings, without Kevin Love suiting up for the Wolves? I have a scary feeling that DeMarcus Cousins and/or Jason Thompson run wild on us. Hopefully Big Pecker can slow them down... somehow.
Kings coach Keith Smart couldn't be happier for DeMarcus Cousins.
The Kings' DeMarcus Cousins (15) tries to maneuver past the Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic. Cousins had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
NEW ORLEANS DeMarcus Cousins had a first half that pretty much summed up the Kings'.
Bill Haber Associated Press
DeMarcus Cousins shoots over New Orleans' Al-Farouq Aminu. Cousins finished with 28 points, a season high, and 19 rebounds.
Bill Haber Associated Press
Tyreke Evans, right, and Marcus Thornton celebrate the Kings' victory over the Hornets, who...
DeMarcus Cousins hopes to build on one of his best games as a professional when the Sacramento Kings shoot for a season-high third straight victory tonight in the Big Easy against the New Orleans Hornets.
It's only been five weeks since the last time the New Orleans Hornets and Sacramento Kings played a game against each other, but what a difference that relatively brief timeframe has made for both teams.