Nov 19, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) controls the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Waive Jimmer Fredette


It’s officially over for Jimmer Fredette with the Sacramento Kings, with the team announcing Thursday it has reached a buyout agreement with the former No. 10 overall pick and placed him on waivers.

“This was a very tough decision, but we’re confident that the agreement reached [Thursday] represents the most productive path forward, both for Jimmer and the Kings,” general manager Pete D’Alessandro said. “Echoing a sentiment that everyone who knows him appreciates about Jimmer, he’s a tremendous person and a consummate professional. We thank him for the meaningful contributions he made to the team and in the Sacramento community. On behalf of an entire organization, we wish him nothing but great success in the future.”

Fredette never seemed to get consistent minutes, either under former coach Keith Smart or this season under first-year coach Michael Malone.

He started seven games as a rookie in 2011-12, when he averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game. His playing time dwindled each of the three seasons he was in Sacramento, dropping to 14 minutes a game in 69 games last season and 11.3 minutes in 41 games, with 16 DNPs, this year.

If he clears waivers, he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 48 hours.

According to CBSSports.com, there is interest in Fredette from the Bulls, Grizzlies, Heat, Thunder and Spurs.

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