Found February 22, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
The Sacramento Kings have lost six in a row and first-round pick Jimmer Fredette has hardly played recently. Jimmer has played 63 minutes during the six-game losing streak. He missed one game with a stomach illness and did not play in Tuesday’s loss to the Heat because of coach Keith Smart’s decision. The benching Tuesday prompted Jimmer’s older brother T.J., who has pushed Jimmer throughout his career, to call out Smart via Twitter. T.J. called Smart an “interim coach” who “should be an assistant at best,” but later deleted the tweet. Fredette also tweeted with fans saying things like “check the games isiahs played well, all losses!! they gave up 92 in the paint one game, guess that was all jimmers fault.” Almost all of the tweets have been deleted, though a few calling for Jimmer to play remain on his account. The Kings are 10-22 on the season and have the second-worst record in the Western Conference. They went 2-5 (.285) under Paul Westphal and have gone 8-1...

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Jimmer Fredette apolgizes for brother T.J.’s tweets criticizing Keith Smart

After Jimmer Fredette’s brother T.J. Fredette ripped Kings coach Keith Smart on Twitter earlier in the week, everyone had to expect Jimmer to be unhappy. The Kings are not having a good season, and Jimmer has played very limited minutes. That has obviously bothered T.J., who called Smart an “interim coach” and said “he should be an assistant at best.” Both Jimmer and T...

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Kings steadiness outlasts Wizards down the stretch; Kings beat Wizards for the 1st time in 7 years in DC 115-107

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LeBron broke out this questionable dance during game against Sacramento

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Kings lose to Miami 120-108

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Fredette's rookie year comes with a learning curve

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John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins have bond like brothers

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Kings rally to beat Wizards 115-107

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Kings break 6-game skid, beat Wizards 115-107

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Kings notes: Fredette cracks down on tweeting brother

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