Posted February 25, 2014

Reports: Jimmer Fredette, Kings finalizing buyout

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Jimmer Fredette averaged 7.2 points per game last season with the Kings. (Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

The Kings took Jimmer Fredette with the 10th overall pick of the 2011 draft. (Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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