Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette is considered by many to be the NBA equivalent of Tim Tebow. While Fredette isn't nearly as divisive as the Jets backup quarterback, he shares a similarly limited skillset, a sterling college resume and strong religious convictions.
In March, Tebow was traded from Denver to the Jets. Before his second season, Fredette may be on the move as well.
After enduring a subpar rookie campaign, in which he averaged 7.8 points, 1.8 assists and a 38 percent shooting percentage, Fredette found a glimmer of hope in his first crack at the Las Vegas Summer League after last season's was canceled due to the lockout.
After going 5-for-22 from the field and scoring 22 total points in his first two games, Fredette scored 30 points against the Rockets summer league team on Monday.
Unfortunately, that same day the Kings signed former Phoenix Suns point guard Aaron Brooks. In his last NBA season, Brooks averaged nearly 11 points per game in 21 minutes per night and averged a career high 19 points per game in 2010. Last season, Brooks also averaged 21.1 points and 4.6 assists per game for China's Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Brooks' signing creates a logjam at point guard for the Kings. He'll likely battle with Isaiah Thomas, who emerged as a Rookie of the Year candidate last season after being picked last in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Fredette has the size of a point guard with a shooting guard's mentality, however, the Kings are already two-deep at that position as well.
Tyreke Evans has gradually regressed since becoming the first rookie in NBA history to average 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. However, third-year pro Marcus Thornton also averaged 18.7 points per game in his first full season as a King.
Fredette's problem is that teams aren't exactly clamoring for volume scorers with slow feet on defense and subpar athleticism.
Even against summer league competition, Fredette is averaging 18 points per game but his scoring totals are offset by his paltry 33 percent shooting percentage.
Out of his 60 field goal attempts, nearly half, 29, have been from three-point attempts. He's made five. That equates to a 17 percent three-point shooting clip.
ESPN.com writer and famed personal trainer David Thorpe took notice of effect that Fredette's reckless abandon had on his teammates.
It's very possible that the former NCAA scoring leader could be playing alongside new teammates next season. But what teams would trade for him?
Utah Jazz- The Jazz are shallow at guard but most importantly the fan base would welcome the former BYU star home with open arms.
Phoenix Suns- The Suns recently traded two-time MVP Steve Nash to Los Angeles and acquitted Goran Dragic from Houston but lack depth at guard. Alvin Gentry's fast-paces system would be beneficial to Fredette.
Fredette likely won't garner much in the trade market but he also won't cost much financially. It remains to be seen where he'll be chucking up shots once the regular season, however, Fredette will continue to be an enigma for whomever he suits up with next season.