Watch: Jimmer Fredette is in a good place and ready to move forward with the Sacramento Kings

The journey of Jimmer Fredette, the NBA player, has not been particularly fun.  The 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft has struggled to acclimate to the pro game and found rotational minutes hard to come by.  He is on to his third coach and second owner before his third seasons in the league, one of which was shortened by the lockout.

But everything is new in Sacramento this season and the former college player of the year is ready to make his mark on the league under new head coach Michael Malone.

“I’m excited to go into training camp with a clean slate, showing them what I can do and hopefully earning a lot of minutes,” Jimmer told Cowbell Kingdom during Monday’s media day.

The former BYU star has an uphill battle in front of him, but he’s not the type to shy away from a little competition.  He is in a dog fight for minutes with veteran Marcus Thornton and rookie Ben McLemore at the shooting guard position.  He will need a very solid camp if he hopes to earn consistent minutes this season.

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About: James Ham

James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.