Jimmer Fredette remains popular. He's just looking for a fresh start and an opportunity to play more than sporadic minutes. Fredette arrived in Las Vegas on Monday morning and promptly joined the Kings' coaching staff and teammates Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson for a workout. While his name surfaces in trade rumors, Fredette, the consensus national Player of the Year at BYU in 2011, is waiting to see what happens next. "Hopefully, I'll be a big part of this organization next season," Fredette said. "You never know what their vision is exactly, but that's why I'm here. I'm able to talk with them, meet with them and see what their vision is." The Kings drafted guards Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum last month. Tyreke Evans is gone, but Greivis Vasquez will replace him. Thomas and Thornton are back. "We just have a ton of guards," Fredette said. "That's who they decided to draft, and I'm sure they have a game plan for what they want to do with this team. … Like I said, I don't worry about things I can't control. You worry about yourself, try to be a great teammate and be a great part of this team. That's what I worry about." Coach Michael Malone said Fredette would be given a fresh start and an opportunity to earn playing time. "As I told him, 'Jimmer, I've never coached you before, but you're a high-character kid. You're a kid I used to watch at BYU lighting it up. So you come in here, and it's an open tryout,' " Malone said. "Nothing is set in stone."
Fredette seeks fresh start with Kings
Sacramento Bee | Jul 16