Although the Sacramento Kings have yet to agree on a buyout with Jimmer Fredette, it’s expected the two sides will eventually come to an agreement (likely in the near future as Fredette will need to be waived by midnight Saturday to be eligible to play in the postseason).
It’s nothing more than a goodwill gesture on the part of the Kings front office, who attempted to trade the sharpshooter before the clock struck on the NBA’s trade deadline.
Fredette would like out (understandably) and rather than waste away on the Kings bench for the last few months of the season, his ‘people’ (read: agents) would like to give him a new opportunity elsewhere. The Kings agree and the gesture will only help built the reputation of the Sacramento front office.
Per Alex Kennedy:
Rather than forcing him to wait out the rest of the season in a limited role on a losing team, the Kings decided to let him go now so that he has an opportunity to prove himself before hitting the market. Agents really appreciate – and remember – that kind of gesture and it only helps create a player-friendly reputation for the front office.
Just in case you were wondering, Rudy Gay – a potential free agent at season end – is represented by Octagon Sports, the same agency who represents Jimmer.