Jimmer Fredette will get an opportunity to direct the Kings' offense during summer league play that begins Friday in Las Vegas.
"And I think that's what we're focusing around him," said Bobby Jackson, the Kings' summer league coach. "He's going to have the ball in his hand at the end of the game, in game situations. He's got to learn how to make calls, know who's hot and who's not hot, and that's part of being a point guard.
"He's going to have a lot of freedom to do a lot of things, play at point and just run the team. We just want him to flow into the offense, if he sees some mismatches, take advantage of it, and just show us he can be that point guard that he was in college."
Keith Smart recently met with Fredette to clarify the second-year guard's role with the Kings.
"He just kind of told me what he expected out of me, what he wanted me to do," Fredette said. "He wants me to be a point guard, go out and make plays, be aggressive.
"I can dish when it's available, but also that threat to be able to score the basketball helps you get your teammates open. It's just all about the timing of it, when you've got to score or pass. It's a tricky thing, but I'll continue to get better at it."