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2011 NBA Draft Results: Milwaukee Bucks Take Jimmer Fredette For Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings have been high on Jimmer Fredette throughout the pre-draft weeks, and now it looks as if the MIlwaukee Bucks have ensured that he's heading their way. The Bucks picked Jimmer with the tenth pick, and he's on his way to Sacramento with the tenth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Jimmer will provide more instant offense for the Kings, and he should be a great offensive complement with Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins as they continue their rebuilding effort. 

That's not to say this was an unanimous decision for the Sacramento management. Sources close to the situation state the Kings coaching staff is not happy with the Jimmer pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Kings wanted a veteran guard like Tony Parker or Raymond Felton to help boost the team immediately, and they wanted Sacramento to improve quickly, probably to ensure they all keep their jobs. But enough people in high places seem enthralled by the Jimmer phenomenon, and here he is.

It does make you wonder why Sacramento would trade down to get Jimmer and take John Salmons's awful contract when they could have drafted him at seven, but oh well.

Kings fans, are you happy with the Jimmer pick? Let us know in the comments!

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