Sacramento Kings to Reportedly Buyout Jimmer Fredette
The Jimmer Fredette Era in Sacramento appears to have come to an end. The Kings are said to be finalizing a buyout with the 25-year old guard, making Fredette a free agent should he clear NBA waivers. Per Yahoo!:
The Kings tried to move Fredette before Thursday’s trade deadline, but were unable to find a destination for him. Fredette had been one of college basketball’s most prolific scorers at BYU – scoring 2,599 points in his career – and earning consensus honors as college basketball’s player of the year in 2011.
Nevertheless, he has struggled to find his niche with the Kings. Still, there are expected to be several teams with interest in signing him for the rest of the season, league sources said.
Fredette, 25, has averaged 5.9 points per game for the Kings this season – and seven in his three-year NBA career.
Before the season, the Kings passed on picking up the 2014-15 option on Fredette’s contract, almost assuring that he’d be elsewhere next season.