After inexplicably being shelved for two consecutive games, jackass Sacramento head coach Keith Smart played Jimmer Fredette for an entire four minutes during the Kings 106-99 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
Fredette, a 23-year-old who was taken out of Brigham Young University by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in a mere 18.6 minutes of action during his rookie season.
The 6-foot-2, 195 pound scoring phenomenon, who deservedly won every major National Player of the Year honor as a senior Cougar, is averaging 7.8 points, 1.3 dishes and 0.9 boards while playing 14 minutes over 38 games as a sophomore member of the ignoble Kings.
“Unfortunately, sometimes a guy that may be playing well or (his) numbers may be looking well, but overall the situations that particular game might dictate something (different),” said Smart, 48, a village idiot who began leading Sacramento in January 2012.
Fredette, who can shoot from anywhere on the court and possesses an aggressive nature that poses problems for defenses, reportedly worked on developing a repertoire of ball and head fakes to increase his field-goal percentage and shed five pounds during the offseason to become quicker on the hardwood.
Snubbed in favor of bush league ballplayers Aaron Brooks and Isaiah Thomas, rumors will soon begin stirring that Smart was born with a 24th chromosome if Fredette’s minutes don’t dramatically inflate.
Battling to reach the basement of the Western Conference Pacific Division with a feeble mark of 16-27, the former Hoosiers hero has no excuse to continue robbing the sixth ranked high school scorer in the history of New York of quality time on the floor.
Fredette, with his skills, swagger, confidence and diligence, can absolutely spawn “Jimmermania” in “Sac-Town.”
The only man seemingly capable of preventing Jimmer Fredette, “a guy that (could) be playing well,” from maturing into a superstar is an incompetent boss by the name of Keith Smart.by