Nervous? Of course he was.

Jimmer Fredette is nervous before every game.

Yes, even a preseason game.

Once the game started Saturday against the Golden State Warriors, the Kings' highly touted rookie looked comfortable in his unofficial NBA debut, scoring 21 points in a 107-96 loss in Oakland.

Skeptics said Fredette's high-scoring ways would not translate to the NBA and that he wouldn't be able to defend well.

The Kings, however, were pleased with what they saw.