The NBA career of former college sensation Jimmer Fredette took another turn for the worse Thursday, when, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Sacramento Kings informed him they would not exercise the 2014-15 team option that would have paid him $3.1 million for that season.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced.

Fredette, the former Brigham Young star who was taken 10th overall in the 2011 draft, didn't play in the team's regular season opener Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets and is behind Greivis Vasquez, Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton and rookie Ben McLemore in the Kings' backcourt and will now be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Where he's playing leading up to that point is another question entirely.