Jimmer Fredette RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmer Fredette agrees to one-year contract to join the Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a need to replace departed free agent Anthony Morrow, guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract to join the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past..." July 18

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    Sportando @sportando

    Panathinaikos did not get any answer from Nick Calathes and is now targeting Jimmer Fredette, according to @sport24

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Jimmer Fredette has officially cleared waivers and will sign with the Bulls, according to a league source.

  • Bulls close in on Jimmer Fredette

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Bulls are closing in on signing former Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that -- while stressing a deal is not yet complete -- serious mutual interest between the sides has made Fredette's landing..." February 28

  • Jimmer may draw look from Knicks with Felton in doubt

    New York Post "Raymond Felton’s future is in doubt and the Knicks just cut Beno Udrih, so the team figures to be in the market for a point guard. And while Jimmer Fredette is reportedly close to being bought out in Sacramento, he may not be a fit at the Garden despite drawing some interest from the..." February 26

  • Kings finalizing buyout agreement with Jimmer Fredette

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are finalizing a buyout agreement on his contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, will be a free agent should he clear NBA waivers. The Kings tried to move Fredette before Thursday's..." February 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kings still shopping Jimmer Fredette, unable to find deal for him so far, league sources tell Yahoo. A 2014 second-round pick could get him.

  • Jimmer gets ‘first crack’ at Kings’ backup PG spot

    Salt Lake Tribune "A few days ago, Jimmer Fredette was completely out of the Sacramento Kings’ rotation. The former BYU star was stuck behind rookie Ben McLemore and veteran Marcus Thornton at shooting guard. He had only played six games all season, and while fans chanted his name at EnergySolutions Arena when..." December 12

  • Kings' decision on Fredette was wise one

    Sacramento Bee "If the NBA played with a crystal ball, Jimmer Fredette probably wears a different uniform next season. Time and place have not been his allies. He's like the star of a drama series that gets dumped after the pilot airs, prompting questions about what might have been if the program had been..." November 03

  • Kings not picking up Jimmer Fredette option

    USA Today "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..." October 31

  • Cavaliers have no interest in trading for Jimmer Fredette

    Pro Basketball Talk "There were some rumors floating around not that long ago that the Sacramento Kings were shopping Jimmer Fredette and that the Cavaliers might have been interested. But Cleveland is seemingly stocked at the guard positions and while Fredette remains a decent option that may be expendable in..." August 25

  • Fredette seeks fresh start with Kings

    Sacramento Bee "Jimmer Fredette remains popular. He's just looking for a fresh start and an opportunity to play more than sporadic minutes. Fredette arrived in Las Vegas on Monday morning and promptly joined the Kings' coaching staff and teammates Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson for a..." July 16

  • Jimmer Fredette sues clothing company

    Toronto Sun "Sacramento guard Jimmer Fredette has demanded a King’s ransom. According to the National Basketball Association, the former Brigham Young standout filed suit Monday against a Utah-based clothing company over more than $50,000 in royalties that he claims haven’t been paid. Fredette entered an..." April 06

  • Kings' Fredette still has a point to make

    Sacramento Bee "Through all the Kings' lineup shuffling, Jimmer Fredette still believes he's an NBA point guard. Not an undersized shooting guard, but a point guard, the role he's known his entire basketball life. And with 22 games left in the season, Fredette is still out to prove he is an NBA point guard...." March 03

  • Smart settles on point guard plan

    Sacramento Bee "The three-man juggling act is over for now. Kings coach Keith Smart has used Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette as his two point guards in the last two games, leaving Aaron Brooks on the bench. "I couldn't play all three of them," Smart said. "(So I'm going to) try to play two guys and keep..." February 05

  • Jimmer Fredette improves by re-discovering himself

    SB Nation "The transition from college to the NBA for Sacramento Kings second-year point guard Jimmer Fredette was all too familiar. Something he had dealt with not once, but twice before. Like nearly every player who enters the NBA, Fredette faced a struggle of perception, one that oftentimes humbles a..." January 08

  • Kings look to Fredette to assist the offense

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings began Monday ranked last in the NBA with 16.6 assists per game. That's not shocking, considering the Kings are shooting 40.1 percent, also last in the NBA. Keith Smart believes Jimmer Fredette could help in those areas. The second-year guard might be the most popular King, even..." November 13

  • As his fans vent, Fredette focuses on how he can help Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The members of the social media movement to find Jimmer Fredette a new NBA team will be disappointed by this news. Fredette has yet to join them. On Twitter, the #freejimmer campaign has been going on in earnest as Fredette's most vocal fans demand the second-year guard be "freed" from the..." November 11

  • Robinson, Fredette shine in summer-league finale

    Sacramento Bee "It took a while, but Thomas Robinson could finally smile after a game. The second half of the Kings' summer-league finale showcased more of what the Kings believe they have in their first-round draft pick. Robinson shook off another bad start, missing his first six shots, to make 6 of 8..." July 20

  • Fredette's balance still off

    Sacramento Bee "Jimmer Fredette is still being aggressive. But finding the balance between aggression and not dribbling into trouble remains a work in progress. The second-year guard took 17 shots, making five in the Kings' 96-89 summer league loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday afternoon at Thomas &..." July 19

  • Fredette steps up with 30 points in loss

    Sacramento Bee "Kings coaches have pleaded with Jimmer Fredette to be aggressive. On Monday, they got what they wanted from the second-year guard in a 113-91 loss to the Houston Rockets in a summer league game at the Thomas & Mack Center. Fredette scored a game-high 30 points, shooting 10 for 21 from the..." July 17

  • Kings' Fredette struggles in loss to Bobcats

    Sacramento Bee "The first night of Jimmer Fredette's education as an NBA point guard via the NBA summer league looked like a repeat of a bad game from his rookie season. Fredette shot 2 of 11 amid constant pressure from the Bobcats. Fredette finished with seven points, two assists and three rebounds in a..." July 14

  • Kings' Fredette gets opportunity in minicamp, summer league

    Sacramento Bee "There was a "different dynamic" to practice at the Kings' facility Monday, said guard Jimmer Fredette. He was talking about being one of the most tenured players in the gym, though the differences ran deeper than that. A full season now separates Fredette and the college career that fed..." July 10

  • Thomas, Fredette adjust to their first losing seasons

    Sacramento Bee "Isaiah Thomas couldn't remember being a part of one. Neither could Jimmer Fredette. "A losing season?" Fredette said Tuesday. "I don't know if I've ever had a losing season." For the Kings' rookie guards, this has already been a season of adaptation – to the NBA game, its physical toll, the..." April 18

  • Fredette's progress pleases Smart

    Sacramento Bee "Rookie Jimmer Fredette is progressing how Kings coach Keith Smart hoped he would this season. Smart said even though Marcus Thornton is back from a bruised left calf, he plans to keep Fredette in the rotation. Thornton's return from a seven-game absence in January cut into Fredette's playing..." April 11

  • Kings' Fredette goes from mania to murmur

    Sacramento Bee "A year ago, this was his week. He scored 32 points one night, 34 points two nights later. He busted NCAA Tournament brackets, electrified crowds with his brazen shotmaking and court presence, and thrust BYU onto the national scene. So what happened to The Jimmer, anyway? Three months into..." March 25

  • Fans want to see more of Kings' Fredette

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sacramento head coach Keith Smart is starting three guards, and none of them is named Jimmer Fredette. It's a strategy that is frustrating to Fredette's vociferous flock and maddening to his family, but Smart promises that his plan ultimately is the best move for the rookie and the..." March 13

  • Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette's Kings to host Jazz tonight

    The Deseret News "The last time the Utah Jazz saw Jimmer Fredette, he nearly beat them with a last-second, 3-point shot. That was a month ago today when Fredette played the majority of the game, but misfired on a potential game-winner with five seconds left in Utah's 96-93 win. It was one of Fredette's better..." February 28

  • Fredette cracks down on tweeting brother

    Sacramento Bee "Jimmer Fredette said there's no need to worry about his brother criticizing coach Keith Smart on Twitter anymore. Fredette's older brother, T.J., tweeted after Tuesday's loss at Miami in which Jimmer did not play: "can we please get rid of this interim coach who should be an assistant at best..." February 23

  • Fredette's education continues as Kings rookie

    Sacramento Bee "Jimmer Fredette is a rookie, and he will be a rookie next week and the week after that. So for those wondering why the former BYU standout has spent the past two games on the bench – and hello to all you impassioned tweeters from Utah – that's the short answer. The long answer is that Jimmer..." February 05

  • Bummer, Jimmer: Kings denied late-shot heroics

    Sacramento Bee "The storyline was set up perfectly. Jimmer Fredette was back in the state where he became a national phenomenon. And he took a three-pointer to give the Kings the lead late in the game. But there would be no fairy-tale ending to this game. Fredette's shot with 5.9 seconds to play was off,..." January 30

  • Jimmer Fredette still just another NBA rookie

    Salt Lake Tribune "He almost gave them a show they never would have forgotten. Then again, the sight of Jimmer Fredette air-balling the Sacramento Kings' final shot of the game in their loss to the Utah Jazz might be unforgettable itself. The former BYU superstar will likely be kicking himself for missing the big..." January 29

  • Utah Jazz edge Sacramento Kings, 96-93, after Fredette misfires

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward spent the whole game attacking. He scored eight points during the first quarter, 12 by halftime and was the Jazz's most aggressive and dynamic player during a night that saw normal stars Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap struggle. But when Hayward walked off the court Saturday at..." January 29

  • Many Jazz fans find themselves torn with Jimmer headed to town

    The Deseret News "The Jazz have a big game Saturday against the struggling Kings, but it's not the Kings themselves that make this game a big deal, it's the guard who comes off the bench that makes this a marquee match, Jimmer. Jimmer Fredette is headed to the Energy Solutions Arena for the first time as an NBA..." January 26

  • Prestige varies for rookies Rubio, Fredette

    San Francisco Chronicle "As we eavesdrop on a mythical party for NBA rookies, we see Ricky Rubio in a far corner of the room. Quiet guy, doesn't say much. But there sure is a big crowd around him. Some of those admiring women are getting downright pushy. Outside the building, wearing a spiffy new overcoat, Jimmer..." January 23

  • Fredette used to tall-guy tactic

    Sacramento Bee "With Jimmer Fredette listed at 6-foot-2, it's not unusual when he finds himself being defended by a player who has a height advantage.It's something the Kings rookie guard had better get used to.Fredette found himself defended by Matt Barnes (6-7) and Nicolas Batum (6-8) for stretches in his first..." December 30

  • Jimmer already has impact on Kings

    Sacramento Bee "It took only two exhibition games for Kings coach Paul Westphal to see the effect Jimmer Fredette could have on the team's offense. Though Fredette can have an impact without the ball, Westphal said, the Kings need to get the ball to the rookie more often. With Fredette's shooting and..." December 22

  • Kings' Fredette has impressive exhibition debut

    Sacramento Bee "Nervous? Of course he was. Jimmer Fredette is nervous before every game. Yes, even a preseason game. Once the game started Saturday against the Golden State Warriors, the Kings' highly touted rookie looked comfortable in his unofficial NBA debut, scoring 21 points in a 107-96 loss in..." December 19

  • Jazz: Game against Jimmer Fredette's Kings in serious jeopardy

    The Deseret News "The NBA could soon hurt Utah Jazz fans who dig Jimmermania. Barring a negotiating miracle, the Jazz's first game against Sacramento in the Jimmer Fredette era — Nov. 23 at ex-Arco Arena — will be added to the NBA lockout casualty scrap pile. That contest against the former BYU..." October 26

  • Jimmer Fredette takes his stardom in stride

    Sacramento Bee "Men old enough to be his father can't wait to take a picture of him. Young women shriek with excitement when they see him. Using side and back exits of hotels has become the norm the past couple of years. That's life for Jimmer Fredette, who was selected by the Kings in the first round of..." October 02

  • NBA sues Jimmer Fredette along with players' union

    The Deseret News "Surprising news about the NBA filing both a federal lawsuit and an unfair labor practice charge against the players' union included an even more shocking tidbit. The NBA is also suing Jimmer Fredette. The NBA's class-action claim listed the former BYU star — and to-be Sacramento Kings rookie..." August 03

  • Fredette to take green before donning Kings purple

    Sacramento Bee "Jimmer Fredette will play golf in a celebrity Tahoe tournament before he ever hits a three-pointer for the Sacramento Kings. The new Kings player, whose arrival in Sacramento prompted a spirited welcome at Sacramento International Airport last week, will play in the 2011 American Century..." June 27

  • Jimmermania to test Kings

    Sacramento Bee "These Kings rookies are pretty sharp. That old cowbell charm, the power of purple, the power of Jimmer. They know the deal. They get it. During Saturday's introductory news conference at Power Balance Pavilion - that old barn formerly known as Arco Arena - Jimmer Fredette, Tyler..." June 26

  • Sacramento Kings fans turn out as Jimmer Fredette arrives

    Sacramento Bee "The Jimmer jet officially touched down in Sacramento around 5 p.m. Friday afternoon, carrying Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette, and the scene at Sacramento International Airport was fit for a rock star of Bono's ilk, not a smiling 22-year-old from upstate New York. Welcome to the Jimmer Show. A..." June 25

  • Fans go wild as newest Kings hit town

    Sacramento Bee "At one point, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas glanced at each other during what had turned into a tabloid media setting. And without saying a word, their expressions said it all - the scene was crazy. The Kings' 2011 draftees had become a sideshow to the main event, the Jimmer Fredette..." June 25

  • Fredette brings star power, but where does he fit in?

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings took a detour through Milwaukee to get him, but hey, who wouldn't go a few extra miles for a rock star? For Jimmer Fredette? He tweets, he shoots, he scores. He stars in a documentary. He is a one-man, predraft publicity machine. So now that he's here – or almost here – does he..." June 24