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Monson: Jimmer Fredette’s NBA career spinning in the air

NBA » Ex-BYU star may yet make it in the NBA, but it probably won’t be in Sacramento.

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It would be the best thing for him.

But, at some point, sooner not later, the famous former BYU guard has to discover and realize for himself who he is and what he can do, and then actualize it. He has to find his confidence again. In the NBA, a shooter who hesitates to shoot because he’s intimidated by his teammates or his opponents is a dead man.

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Fredette has his limitations, but it’s too early to call him a bust. The truth is, he can shoot … accurately, even. And, fickle phenomena of basketball or not, shooters make places for themselves ­— and good money — in the NBA.

"I’m just going to keep being aggressive, no matter what, whether the shots are falling or not," he said. "Keep being aggressive, have a short-term memory, just keep playing hard."

GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 1280 and 960 AM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.

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