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Jimmer Fredette gets first start Tuesday in Philadelphia

Jan 10, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

Jimmer Fredette , Kurt Thomas, Nolan Smith AP

Jimmer fever has finally reached the starting lineup.

Jimmer Fredette got his first start with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, due to Marcus Thornton suffering a bruised thigh. He had been averaging 24 minutes a game off the bench but played almost the entire first quarter of this one.

Fredette has shown potential but is still struggling to find his shot in the NBA, hitting just 36.6 percent (29 percent from three). The Kings are not the most functional place to find your way in the NBA right now, but you get the feeling he will come around. This start just being the next step in many.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Jan 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Jimmer might have 5 points by the end of this one…if he’s lucky.

  2. b7p19 - Jan 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Poor Jimmer drew the best D in the NBA for his first start. It’s not going terribly well for him (Sixers up 23 as I type), but I hope he succeeds in the league.

  3. kvanhorn87 - Jan 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Nice shot Jimmer, kings routed by sixes. PIP love.

  4. ezwriter69 - Jan 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    A shooter who can’t get his shot off in the NBA, with no hope of defending anyone, and more turnovers than assists… he’s exactly who everyone thought he was. Nice kid, fun to watch, but simply without the physical skills to play in the NBA.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      We said the same thing about JJ Redick as a rookie. We’ll see how hard Jimmer is willing to work for it, because Redick busted his a– to remake his game.

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