Seriously? How else do you explain him getting 2 DNPs in these games against Charlotte and New Orleans? Something else is going on here.
Common excuses I've heard for Jimmer not getting minutes
*His defense (because IT, Brooks, and Thorton are so much superior lol!)
*one-on-one play (isn't that what all the kings do best? Give him 30 minutes a game and I guarantee he averages more assists than Brooks or IT)
*His teammates (from what I've seen, they all seem to support him and play better because of the spacing on the court when he is in the game. I would love to see his +/- compared to the rest of the team)
*Turnovers (See Brooks and IT)
My theory - Coach Smart isn't feeling the pressure to play Jimmer now that the Maloofs and Petrie are out of the picture. He knows his walking papers are coming. Either that or Jimmer did something to piss him off. Jimmer will play 10 + years in the league and will be a solid player. Keith Smart will be unemployed soon.