Sacramento, CA - According to Sam Amick of the USA Today, the Sacramento Kings are very open to trading guard Jimmer Fredette and have received trade interest from six teams about him. Jimmer was a sought after commodity a couple years back in the NBA Draft, but has been unable to live up to the hype that many had for him. Sacramento doesn’t seem to be an ideal place for him at this time and a trade could be exactly what he needs to get his career going.
Fredette is coming off of a solid second season last year with the Kings, averaging 7.2 points, 1.3 assists, and 1.0 rebounds per game. He is entering a third year that makes or breaks many NBA players and it doesn’t appear that the Kings intend to utilize him too terribly much either. If another team does decide to throw an offer on the table, don’t be surprised to see Fredette move before the trading deadline this year.
There are no reports on what teams are involved in the trade discussions, but one team that does not sound like they’re involved is the Utah Jazz. Many people would love to see him head back to Utah after playing his collegiate career at BYU. That does not appear likely to happen at this time.
The Kings declined their $3.1 million option on Fredette’s contract for the 2014-15 season on Thursday and it does not appear like he is in their future plans. Rumors swirling have his trade value currently at around a second round pick. There are quite a few teams who could and should throw a second round pick or late first round pick into the fire to get a guy with the talent that Fredette has.