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Coach Westphal Summer Interview Part 1: Jimmer Fredette

Editors Note: This interview took place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 before the NBA locked out their players.

Over the next few days, we will be filtering in a new interview series with Coach Paul Westphal.  Before heading home to Southern California for what is shaping up to be a very long summer, Westphal took some time out of his busy schedule to hang out with us here at Cowbell Kingdom.  We will kick off the discussion with a little Jimmer chatter, which seems to be everyone's favorite topic at the moment.   James Ham: Coach, you just moved from pick no. 7 to pick no. 10, you picked up John Salmons and you picked up Jimmer Fredette - how do you see Jimmer fitting in right away?  Is he a role player?  Can he compete for a starting job from day one? Coach Westphal: I really can't envision him taking a spot ahead of Tyreke Evans or Marcus Thornton, assuming we re-sign Marcus.  But if he can, he'll start.  I do think that we can rely on him to play significant minutes.  I'd be really surprised if it doesn't unfold like that and I think he's a point guard.  I think he is a point guard who has great leadership skills, great maturity, great fundamentals.  I don't think there is much concern about him not being a good player.  How great he will become over a period of time, nobody can tell you that either, but there is nothing that leads me to think he can't be a solid contributor right away. Read more after the jump. ... More

The storm before the calm?

 

Jimmer Fredette, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas show off their duds.

Thursday morning, rumors began flying that the Kings were involved in a three team, five player, three draft pick deal that sent point guard Beno Udrih to the Milwaukee Bucks and brought John Salmons back to Sacramento.  Since then, it has been a wild ride in the river city. ... More

Video: Tyreke Evans on Jimmer Fredette and the aftermath of the 2011 NBA Draft

Tyreke Evans wrapped up the second day of his two-day basketball camp at the Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center in Oak Park.  If you recall, we were unable to get Evans' comments on the trade to move down from the seventh pick and reacquire forward John Salmons yesterday, as the trade wasn't made official until the ... More

Petrie and Westphal on 2011 NBA Draft, Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons and beyond

After the final pick of the NBA Draft was made tonight, Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie and Head Coach Paul Westphal addressed the local media at the Kings Practice Facility.  Updated (12:45 am) with video. Geoff Petrie httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtjek5KN0Xo Audio: Right-click, save-as ... More