Reports: Jimmer Fredette, Kings finalizing buyout
The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are close to reaching a buyout agreement on his contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sam Amick of USA Today confirmed the pending buyout via Twitter.
The Kings unsuccessfully attempted to trade the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft before Thursday’s deadline. Wojnarowski tweeted the Nuggets took a long look at Fredette before acquiring Aaron Brooks.
Upon reaching a buyout agreement, Fredette will become a free agent. Wojnarowski cites league sources who expect several teams to show interest in signing Fredette.
Fredette entered the NBA as a prolific scorer, amassing 2,599 points in his career at BYU. He was a consensus college basketball player of the year in 2011. He’s averaged just 7 points and 1.5 assists in his three NBA seasons.
Can confirm that Jimmer Fredette is close to a buyout agreement with the Kings. Add another interesting name to Feb. free agency.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 25, 2014
Denver had significant trade discussions with Sacramento on Jimmer Fredette before the deadline — then made the move for Aaron Brooks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 25, 2014