Wouldn't you love to be in a restaurant, sitting near a table where Jimmer Fredette and Tim Tebow are having dinner?
The conversation between the former BYU basketball star and Heisman Trophy winner from Florida would go something like this:
Tebow: "Hey, Jimmer, remember how great it was in college? It could be great again if I only got another chance."
Fredette: "At least you started some games in Denver. I really haven't been given a chance in Sacramento."
Many doubt Fredette will get a chance. One anonymous NBA scout told Sports Illustrated before the season that Fredette would soon be out of the league and playing in Europe because he doesn't create his own shots, isn't a conventional NBA point guard and will not adapt to the professional game.
But it sure is fun to watch Fredette when he does play. The second-year guard is averaging 8.2 points in 13 minutes a game. He is playing with confidence, finding open teammates, yet is unafraid to hit the open jumper.
And that running jumper is a real threat.
When Fredette plays more than 20 minutes, he averages 16.5 points. Starting point guard Aaron Brooks averages 9.2 points in 24.2 minutes, and Isaiah Thomas gets 9.9 points in 19.5 minutes.
The Kings have the second-worst record in the Western Conference at 9-18, and the playoffs are unlikely.
So why not give Fredette a chance to start and see what happens? Give him the ball, give him a chance.
At least the Kings will know for certain if Fredette has a future in the NBA or in Europe.
What to watch
NBA, Kings at Portland, 7 p.m., CSNCA: DeMarcus Cousins returns from his latest suspension.
Would you like to see Jimmer Fredette start for the Kings?
Yes, give him a shot
No, stick with Brooks
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Tuesday's poll results
What do you think of DeMarcus Cousins' one-and-done indefinite suspension?
Not harsh enough: 88%
Just right: 9%
Should not have been suspended: 3%
Total votes: 192