Free agent guard Jimmer Fredette is headed to New Orleans to take Anthony Morrow’s spot. Fredette agreed to a one-year deal with the Pelicans for the veteran minimum of $1.2 million. Per the Times-Picayune:
Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past season by supplying 3-point shooting off the bench. Morrow opted out of his contract with the Pelicans last month and signed a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Oklahoma City Thunder as an unrestricted free agent.
Fredette has had problems getting up his desired shots against taller and more athletic guards in the NBA. However, in 41 games with the Kings last season, Fredette made 49 percent of his 3-point attempts despite averaging 5.9 points. He is a career 40.1 percent shooter from beyond the arc.
With the additions of Fredette and small forward Darius Miller, who agreed to re-sign on Thursday night, the Pelicans will have 14 players under contract. But small forward Omri Cassipi who was acquired from the Houston Rockets in three-team trade that involved center Omer Asik coming to New Orleans, will likely be waived before his contract becomes guaranteed on Aug. 1.