With Isaiah Thomas racing past and greedily snatching up game experience, Jimmer Fredette‘s rookie season may look like some sort of failure. But patience and context are the keys. Take your time machine back to last June and review what was expected. Jump back in, skip forward, and compare that to where he sits now. I believe you’ll find the difference is not as great as swiss-cheese memory makes it appear to be. Fredette is lacking a certain measure of blue-collar tenacity, confidence, and a physicality that will benefit him at both ends of the floor. But watching the development of J.J. Redick should leave you with the thought that his considerable ceiling is still well within reach.Ian Levy, Hickory High A good, balanced take on Jimmer Fredette's rookie season.