WASHINGTON Jimmer Fredette said there's no need to worry about his brother criticizing coach Keith Smart on Twitter anymore.
Fredette's older brother, T.J., tweeted after Tuesday's loss at Miami in which Jimmer did not play: "can we please get rid of this interim coach who should be an assistant at best and bring in a real head coach!!"
Fredette said that's something that won't happen again.
"When I got aware of it, I definitely talked to him about it," Fredette said.
"He obviously regrets it. He's sorry and I'm sorry on behalf of him as well. It's something that will never happen again. It will be controlled, and he realizes that. We just apologize to everybody, coaches, teammates and everybody."
Smart declined to discuss T.J.'s tweet or talk much about Fredette's playing time.
"I don't like to make this into a one-player show and why is this guy not playing and another guy is playing," Smart said. "Let's keep it as our team. We're going to play the guys we feel comfortable with that particular night against that particular team. And whatever guy that might be, that's who will play."
Break time The Kings are off for the All-Star break until Monday, when they will practice.
DeMarcus Cousins will play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and is the only Kings player in an event over All-Star Weekend.
Smart expects his players to get their rest but hopes they don't take it too easy.
"Hopefully, you understand you can't take three days off; you have to do something," Smart said. "Get on the elliptical, get on a treadmill, do something because we're still going to have a practice once we get back (Monday) night."
Salmons sits again Kings forward John Salmons sat out a second consecutive game because of a sore hip.
"We'll get him through this break and then come back and see how he feels," Smart said.
Salmons lost his starting job the third game of the trip. He has been in a shooting slump all season, but Smart is still inclined to use Salmons as a defender late in games.
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