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Jimmer Fredette Gets First Start For Sacramento Kings Vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmer Fredette wasn't expected to do a lot in his first season with the Sacramento Kings. It only took him just over two weeks to get a starting spot.

With Marcus Thornton sidelined with a thigh contusion, Fredette takes over two-guard responsibilities and will start alongside Tyreke Evans in the Sacramento backcourt. Fredette will probably be tasked with guarding the sharpshooter Jodie Meeks, so this might be a nice matching duel of two players with similar skillsets. Jimmer's defense will be challenged here, as he's had trouble matching his offensive production on the floor.

Even if this is a road contest in Philadelphia, there will definitely be Jimmer fans in attendance, as this picture courtesy of doktakra on Twitter makes perfectly clear.

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Can the Sixers make the Kings pay for Jimmer being on the floor for 30-35 minutes? We shall soon find out.

To discuss Jimmer and the Kings, head on over to Sactown Royalty. To discuss the Sixers, check out Liberty Ballers.