LAS VEGAS Jimmer Fredette is still being aggressive.
But finding the balance between aggression and not dribbling into trouble remains a work in progress.
The second-year guard took 17 shots, making five in the Kings' 96-89 summer league loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday afternoon at Thomas & Mack Center.
That Fredette wasn't passive on offense was a plus, but he still needs to make better decisions with the ball.
"I would like to see him move the ball more," said Kings summer league co-head coach Alex English. "When he gets in trouble, if it's not there, you've got to move the ball. Sometimes you have to move the ball before the trouble happens. It's a learning experience, and I think he learned something else today."
Fredette scored a team-high 19 points, but he was forced into tough shots and two turnovers by Toronto's defense.
When Fredette is a threat to score, defenses have to adjust, which should open up passing lanes. But that won't happen if Fredette dribbles into trouble and is trapped by a double team or forced to take a tough shot.
"You have to determine where the trouble spots are and what defense they are playing on you, and how you can effectively beat it," Fredette said. "That's something you have to learn and adjust to."
Money game Guard Josh Akognon is averaging 19.3 points in the three games he's appeared for the Kings.
Akognon's playing time has been limited. He scored 18 points against the Raptors in 18:34.
A standout in the Chinese Basketball Association, Akognon said his experience playing professionally overseas helped him relax because it paid the bills.
"I think one of the biggest things is I'm financially stable," Akognon said. "Most of the guys come out (of college early) and they need the money, and they kind of press because of that. That's what I did when I came out of (Cal State Fullerton). I didn't know where my next meal was coming from, so I felt like I had to be that much more selfish."
Jackson exits Co-head coach Bobby Jackson left the team Tuesday to deal with a family matter. That left English to coach the Kings alone.
The Kings are 1-3 entering their final summer league game today against the Boston Celtics.