Feb 01, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette (7) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Kings 89-80. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Sacramento Kings Aren't Trying To Trade Jimmer Fredette

Earlier today, Marc Stein of ESPN suggested that the Sacramento Kings were trying to trade Jimmer Fredette, using the former BYU guard as bait in hopes of securing an additional first round pick.

However, Jason Jones of the Sacramento hints that while teams are showing interest in Fredette, the Kings aren’t actively shopping the sharpshooter.

Per Jones:

FWIW: I hear Kings aren’t shopping Jimmer Fredette but teams are interested in him. Goes along w/ what I’ve heard for some time.

Fredette still has a season under contract with the Kings along with a qualifying year in 2014-15 so the Kings have little reason to rush a move.

It’s difficult to get a read on what the Kings new front office wants to do, so any rumor involving Fredette (or anybody else for that matter) needs to be taken with a heavy grain of salt.

While it remains likely that the Kings are indeed trying to secure an additional first round pick as multiple sources have indicated, Fredette may not be the piece they’re dangling to do so.

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