NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings Looking to Deal Jimmer Fredette?

April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) in action against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Topics: Jimmer Fredette, Sacramento Kings

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  • JAZZ_NATION

    It seems like a fair trade from my couch. Sac gets 14th and 21st, Utah gets 7th and Jimmer. Fair enough deal for both teams IMO. Sac doesn’t need Jimmer. Utah does not have any PG’s. This could work?

    • Ed

      That’s laughable! A more likely trade would be Jimmer for the 14th pick and that’s it. There is no way Sactown should give up the 7th pick!

      • Daniel Smith

        Utah is not giving up the 14th for Jimmer maybe the 21st. 21st for Jimmer or 7th+Jimmer for 14th+21st are the only deals the Jazz would pull the trigger on.

        • Ed

          Then no deal…I would say. The Pacers might be a better alternative than your Utah Jazz since they might trade straight up.

          • Daniel Smith

            The Pacers have the 23rd pick so that would be even worse. The original story published by ESPN was that Jimmer may get traded straight up for either Utah’s 21st pick or Indiana’s 23rd pick. That is plausible, though I doubt Sacremento will even get that much value for him.

          • Ed

            There is no way we give the 7th and Jimmer for the 14th and 21st! If Utah does not want to trade the 21st for Jimmer straight up, then I’m saying we would go for the Pacers’ 23rd pick since they are interested. That’s what I’m saying.

  • Take 2

    jimmer with a solid coach that has his back will be just fine!

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