Another one hits the dust.
One of the few remaining ‘assets’ from the Maloof/Geoff Petrie era has apparently played his final game as a member of the Sacramento Kings as Jimmer Fredette is expected to be bought out in the near future.
The Kings had shopped Fredette very hard in the weeks leading up to the NBA’s trade deadline, but were unable to find a suitor – even for a second round draft pick.
The inability to score such a selection likely stemmed from the fact that Fredette would be a free agent at season end and no team was willing to give up an asset for a player they could potentially sign in free agency just a few months down the road.
Selected 10th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Fredette did exactly what the Maloof family wanted – lined their pockets with record jersey sales and got the Kings into the national spotlight, all be it just for a moment.
But with an organization in such turmoil and uncertainty, Fredette was unable to crack a poor Kings rotation and struggled for minutes during his two and a half year tenure with the Kings.
He’ll finish his Sacramento career averaging 7 points in 15 minutes per game.