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MIDTERM GRADES
CHRIS MANNIX
February 20, 2012
How four of the more enigmatic picks from the 2011 draft are faring
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February 20, 2012

Midterm Grades

How four of the more enigmatic picks from the 2011 draft are faring

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JIMMER FREDETTE, NO. 10, Kings

REASON FOR INTRIGUE

Fredette was a 6'2", 195-pound (college) scoring machine with a deadly (college) jumper, but NBA scouts were divided on whether the skills that electrified (college) crowds would translate to the NBA.

SEASON SO FAR

Fredette has had his highs (a four-game stretch at the end of January in which he averaged 16.5 points) and lows (back-to-back DNP-CDs to open February). His biggest problem: He's not playing as aggressively as he did at BYU. "We want Jimmer to make plays," Sacramento coach Keith Smart said recently. "When he comes off a pick, he has to take that shot. He needs to become a little selfish."

GRADE: C+

ENES KANTER, NO. 3, Jazz

REASON FOR INTRIGUE

Kanter sat out last season after being declared ineligible at Kentucky for receiving extra benefits while playing for a pro team in his native Turkey.

SEASON SO FAR

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