Jimmer Fredette was solid in his 26 minutes of play off of the bench. He ended up with six points on 3-of-8 shooting, with most of the misses coming in the second half.
He was very strong in receiving contact while shooting the ball. Although he was hesitant on shooting the deep ball that we were so accustomed to seeing in college, he did allow the Kings’ offense to have great spacing.
We also got to see a lot of Jimmer playing the point, where he set up Cousins on a beautiful bounce pass. He ended up with three assists, and it looks like we might have a future point guard on our team.
The biggest question concerning Jimmer was if he could play some defense, and he seemed balanced and very capable of moving his feet. Although he was guarding the aging Derek Fisher, Jimmer did keep Fisher in front of him. He played adequate defense in this game, and he's strong enough to guard the players in this league.
It's a great thing that Jimmer will be coming off of the bench, as he has Evans and Thornton in front of him to learn from. I expect him to score a lot more once he feels comfortable in this offense.