Jimmer Fredette’s time with the Sacramento Kings could be coming to an end. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the organization is actively shopping the guard.
According to Wojnarowski, Sacramento could accept a second-round pick in the upcoming draft for Fredette. In the 2011 NBA Draft, the BYU graduate went No.10 overall.
Fredette hasn’t been a major contributor to the Kings in his nearly three years with the club. He’s only gotten seven starts and been relegated to a role at the end of the bench. In his rookie year, Fredette averaged 18.6 minutes per game. In the 2013-2014 season, that’s down to 11.3 minutes per contest.
Despite his limited playing time, Fredette has shown promise. He’s made the most of his minutes this year, shooting a career-high 47.5 percent from the field and 49.3 percent from three-point range. Fredette’s shooting has gradually improved every year he’s been in the league, even as his playing time decreases.
Teams looking to add a shooter could be interested in trading for the 24-year-old. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that the Washington Wizards have Fredette on their radar. They are looking for a point guard to back up John Wall.
The Kings might have trouble getting much value for Fredette, considering he’d only be a rental for the second half of the season. In November, they made the former lottery pick a free agent in the upcoming offseason by declining to pick up his option. Sacramento would have had to pay Fredette $3.1 million for the 2014-2015 season. Now, he’ll be able to sign with any team that has the salary cap space.
Sacramento has not been shy about making trades this season. Earlier in the year, they acquired Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors and Derrick Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Wednesday, the team traded Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.