The first night of Jimmer Fredette's education as an NBA point guard via the NBA summer league looked like a repeat of a bad game from his rookie season.
Fredette shot 2 of 11 amid constant pressure from the Bobcats. Fredette finished with seven points, two assists and three rebounds in a 121-87 loss Friday night at Cox Pavilion.
Bothered by the pressure, Fredette looked uncomfortable for most of the game. But the Kings want him to work through these issues, which plagued him as a rookie.
With starting point guard Isaiah Thomas not playing in the summer league, there will be plenty of chances for Fredette to work on what went wrong.
"At some point, he has to figure it out," said Kings summer league co-head coach Bobby Jackson. "I want him to be a bit more aggressive on the pick-and-rolls. He's got to understand that's what guys are going to do because he can shoot the ball. He didn't shoot the ball well (Friday), but he's got to be the guy that's aggressive and gets us in our stuff. … He'll figure it out."
The Kings need Fredette to figure it out. The team needs another ballhandler besides Thomas, especially if the Kings do not move Tyreke Evans back to point guard.
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