Jimmer Fredette has been released by the San Antonio Spurs and the five-year shooting guard is without an NBA team less than two weeks before the start of the regular season.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the release of Fredette, who had signed a training camp deal with the Spurs earlier in the 2015 off-season.
Fredette is entering his fifth NBA season with a career that has been largely disappointing after being taken the 10th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2011 NBA Draft. Fredette never played in Milwaukee but had stints with the Sacramento Kings (2011 to 2014), Chicago Bulls, where he played in only eight games in 2014, and New Orleans Pelicans last season.
In a four-year NBA career, Fredette has averaged merely 6.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 38.1 percent three-point field-goal shooting on a limited 13.2 minutes per game.
Fredette played for Brigham Young University from 2007 to 2011, and he was the National College Player of the Year in his senior season as NBA scouts projected him to be the first-rounder in the rookie selection. In his final season in college, Fredette averaged 28.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in 37 outings for his school.
However, Fredette’s game never translated well at the pro league and the Kings eventually decided to buyout the contract of the shooting guard.
Along with Fredette, the Spurs also waived Youssou Ndoye, Keifer Sykes and Deshaun Thomas to trim down its roster.