Feb 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) brings the ball up court during the first half against New York Knicks shooting guard Toure

Sacramento Kings Reportedly Close To Buying Out Jimmer Fredette

 

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly in discussions with former first-round pick Jimmer Fredette to buyout his contract.

Through 41 games this season Jimmer has averaged 5.8 points, 1.5 assists and is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. This story broke early Tuesday by Yahoo Sports; Marc Spears, writer for Yahoo Sports, joined radio host Carmichael Dave on Sacramento’s KHTK 1140 and said that should be looked at as a professional courtesy to Jimmer Fredette. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski had more on the story, as well.

It’s no secret that Jimmer’s playing time with the Sacramento Kings has been anything but consistent through his three-year stint. A buyout for Fredette gives Jimmer the opportunity to possibly find a team out there that could use his services. How big the market is in the NBA for Jimmer is somewhat of a big question; Jimmer is not a true point guard and he is not someone who can come in and look to take over a team; however, his shooting ability, particularly being able to knock down the open 3, could make him useful to the right team.

According to Wojnarowski, via Twitter, there was interest from Denver before the trade deadline and that there is one other team that is still considering Fredette, who was taken 10th overall in 2011 by the Kings.

 

 

The buyout has not happened yet, but seems to be at the closing stages. The Sacramento Kings are in the rebuilding stages of their franchise and by not picking up Jimmer’s option early this season made it clear that he was not a part of their team’s future.  Jimmer’s NBA career is just now beginning and now he has the opportunity to choose which team he would like to go to, and start turning his career around.

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