A few days ago, Jimmer Fredette was completely out of the Sacramento Kings’ rotation.

The former BYU star was stuck behind rookie Ben McLemore and veteran Marcus Thornton at shooting guard. He had only played six games all season, and while fans chanted his name at EnergySolutions Arena when the Kings came to town, he didn’t see a minute of action against the Jazz.

But Sacramento’s trade for Rudy Gay has opened a door.

With the departure of Greivis Vasquez, Fredette will "get first crack" at being the team’s backup point guard, coach Mike Malone said, who must eventually decide between Fredette and rookie Ray McCallum