Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette is a mystery.
A once highly-touted prospect who was drafted 10th overall in 2011, Fredette has already been labeled as a bust, with some not-so-glorious stats in his first two seasons.
Now, the Kings may be looking to deal Fredette. but reports are conflicting on that matter.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Monday night that the Kings were looking to acquire another first-round pick, and were using Fredette as trade bait. Stein points out the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz as potential destinations for Fredette,
However, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reported earlier today that the Kings were not shopping Fredette, but teams were interested in him.
Fredette averaged 7.4 points per game in his first two seasons in the NBA. He rarely started, and was a victim of an inconsistent rotation being used by head coach Keith Smart, who will not be with the team next season.
Fredette was a star during his college days at BYU, averaging 28.9 points during his senior year, earning national player of the year honors.
Given his range and natural shooting ability, there’s no reason to doubt that he can become a solid catch-and-shoot-type player in the NBA, like a Mike Miller.
Except Mike Miller probably has never consistently made shots from this far back: