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Sacramento Kings: 10 Reasons Drafting Jimmer Fredette Was a Mistake
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The Sacramento Kings made a mistake snagging Jimmer Fredette in the 2011 NBA draft.

On the verge of relocating at the end of last season, Sacramento needed a spark. Desperate to keep fans in the seats for another year, the Kings made a draft-day trade for the most exciting player in the draft rather than finding the most logical fit.

In his senior year at BYU, Fredette averaged nearly 30 points per game and dazzled the nation with what seemed like an inability to miss.

What's not to love?

Midway through the season however, the Kings are a Pacific Division-worst 11-22. The spark hasn't ignited yet, and in Sacramento, the Jimmer Fredette fire may never flare up.

It's still too early to call Fredette a bust, but Sacramento's drafting of the BYU guard has been a blunder so far. Read on to find out why.

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