635 results for tag: Jimmer Fredette

Arena deal falls by the wayside, but saga isn’t over yet

Sacramento's story is far from finished. More

Road Reaction: Hornets 105, Kings 96

On the road, the Sacramento Kings lose their sixth-consecutive game. More

Video: 1-on-1 with Jerry Reynolds (Part 1)

Cowbell Kingdom catches up with the Sacramento Kings' color analyst and director of player personnel. More

Understanding Keith Smart’s rotation

Suffering from back spasms, Tyreke Evans sat out the Sacramento Kings' final visit to Utah Friday.  Reserve Travis Outlaw started in his place at small forward. It was Outlaw's first start this year.  Fast forward just three days later and the veteran forward recorded his 24th "Did Not Play - Coach's Decision" of the season. Regardless of what you might think about Keith Smart's distribution of playing time, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings says he "keeps all guys...ready to play." "When you are a guy that’s not in the top eight," said Smart during media availability before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Nets.  "You have to always be ready to play. "So based on your rotation, he’s (Outlaw) on the fringe," he added when I asked him about the peculiarity of starting a player who appears to be on the periphery of his rotation.  "Based on my rotation, he is as close to the fire as any of our players." Smart's lineups have become the ire of some Jimmer Fredette fans, who complain about the rookie guard's inconsistent playing time.  But just like Outlaw, Fredette's minutes have fluctuated depending on a number of factors, including team injuries and match-ups presented by the opposition. "I look at the game, the situation," said Smart, who also noted that the condensed schedule hasn't played a role in deciding playing time.  "After the eighth man, I look at how the game is going to be played." ... More

Before injury, Jason Thompson breaks out

Has the Sacramento Kings big man finally turned the corner? More

Jimmer Fredette Update: Patience Please

I guess we missed the memo.  It should be standardized by now.  Every third week of the month is Jimmer Fredette week.  Everyone who covers the Kings or the NBA for that matter MUST write something on the former BYU star, just to appease the masses. That’s what it is, just in case you didn’t know - appeasing the masses.  And trust me, there are masses of Jimmer fans and a lot of detractors as well. I once wrote a post, in which I compared Jimmer Fredette to Fernando Valenzuela.  That post still stands tall as the most viewed post in Cowbell Kingdom history.  Stop laughing, I'm serious. For reasons we cannot explain, anything Jimmer flies off the shelf.  The theories, the updates, the reasons or excuses – depending on who the reader is. The fact that Jimmer got another DNP-CD Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors only feeds the storyline.  And there are a plenty of storylines over the last few days. ... More

CK Press Box Report: Jazz 103, Kings 102

The Sacramento Kings fight back from a double-digit deficit, but lose in the end to the streaking Utah Jazz. More

Game 47 Preview: Kings vs. Jazz

Previewing tonight's match-up between the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz. More

CK Press Box Report: Kings 119, Grizzlies 110

Unselfish play leads the Sacramento Kings to a third consecutive win. More

Game 46 Preview: Kings vs. Grizzlies

Previewing tonight's match-up between the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies. More