Fredette agreed to a two-year contract with Panathinaikos, Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops.net reports.
Rumors of Fredette potentially heading overseas started swirling as soon as he left the Warriors's summer league team last week, and now it has been confirmed that the sharp shooter is headed for the EuroLeague. His new home should be a fairly large step up in competition for Fredette after he was dominant with the Shanghai Sharks in China.
Fredette has left the Warriors' summer league team, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
A definite reason for his departure isn't immediately available, but it's possible Fredette is evaluating overseas options and doesn't want to risk injury.
Fredette will play for the Warriors' summer league team, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
News of the decision surfaced over the weekend, but Fredette can now officially join the Warriors' entry after the Suns declined his team option for the 2019-20 season. The former lottery pick has found success overseas since flaming out of the NBA in 2016, but he failed to make much of an impact in six appearances for the Suns at the end of last season. In total, Fredette has appeared in 241 NBA games for five teams across six seasons.
Fredette delivered 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and two steals across 22 minutes in the Suns' 118-97 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Fredette's minutes have evenly alternated between single and double digits in the four games he's spent with the Jazz thus far. The 30-year-old guard's scoring total Wednesday was his highest over that span, as were his minutes. However, given that Fredette hadn't seen more than 14 minutes in the three games prior, it's possible his allotment of playing time Wednesday proves to be an outlier.
Fredette finished with six points (1-10 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal over 14 minutes in the Suns' loss to the Jazz on Monday.
Fredette saw his minutes grow from four in Saturday's debut to 14 in Monday's loss, as he played just his second game in three seasons. The former BYU star received a standing ovation from Utah fans when he checked into the game, but all the love from the crowd couldn't help him muster more than six points on a terrible shooting night. It's unlikely he gets too much playing time down the stretch, but if Fredette can manage 15-20 minutes per contest, he could be a dirt cheap daily play with some three-point upside.
Fredette will be available to make his Suns debut Saturday against the Kings, Kevin Zimmerman of 98.7 Arizona Sports reports.
According to Zimmerman, coach Igor Kokoskov is "apprehensive about pushing [Fredette] to play too much too soon." Either way, we should see Fredette make his first NBA appearance since the 2015-16 campaign. The 30-year-old will look to make the most of his new opportunity with the hopes of staying in the NBA next season and beyond.
Fredette agreed to a two-year deal with the Suns on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The deal is guaranteed for the rest of this season, and then Fredette will have a team option for next season. Fredette is still awaiting clearance from China, where he has been for the last three seasons, so it's unclear exactly how soon he will be able to join the Suns. Fredette was last in the NBA back in 2015-16, when he appeared in six games for the Pelicans and Knicks but averaged just 1.5 points per game.
Fredette re-signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association on a one-year, $1.8 million contract, international beat writer David Pick reports.
Fredette last played in the NBA during the 2015-16 season, when he split time with the Pelicans and Knicks. However, he'll be spending a second straight season with the Sharks in China, where he's coming off a spectacular year that included a record-breaking 73-point showing back in April. If he continues to have so much success internationally, there's always a chance another NBA team will give him a shot at a contract.
Fredette signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, international basketball writer David Pick reports.
Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, will head overseas for the first time in his career after failing to receive a guaranteed contract from an NBA squad this offseason. A college star at BYU, Fredette's standout production during his amateur days hasn't carried over to the NBA level, as he's shot just 41.1 percent from the field across parts of five seasons while bouncing around between four different teams. He logged only four appearances in the league in 2015-16, spending most of the campaign in the D-League with the Westchester Knicks. The wide-open play of the CBA should suit Fredette well due to his abilities to light it up from downtown, but it's uncertain if the 27-year-old will be able to parlay his performance into an NBA offer once the CBA season concludes in March.
Fredette will not be re-signed to another 10-day contract by the Knicks, Ian Begley of ESPN reports.
Fredette appeared in just two games for the Knicks during his last 10-day contact, scoring seven total points and accruing no other offensive or defensive stats in 3 minutes per game through both games. Fredette shot rather well (1-1 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-5 FT) in his extremely limited time with the Knicks. Though his sample size might not be enough for another NBA team to sign him right away, his efficient performance probably bodes well for him down the line. Expect Fredette to most likely return to the D-League in the immediate future.
Fredette is not expected to see much of a role with the Knicks after signing a 10-day deal Monday, the New York Post reports.
While Fredette, a former college standout at BYU and a New York native, is still a relatively big name, he hasn't established himself as a productive player at the NBA level, and Knicks coach Kurt Rambis has been openly apathetic about the team's decision to sign him. "A lot of that [decision to sign him] comes from management, too," Rambis said Monday night. Fredette saw action in his first game with the Knicks on Monday but was limited to less than two minutes at the end of the fourth quarter with the result well in hand. If Rambis' attitude is any indication, that's likely the role Fredette will continue to hold for the duration of his 10-day contract. "He's not going to displace someone who's played all year and has worked hard in practice," Rambis said. "He's got to be keyed in to where everyone's supposed to be. I'm not sure he's there yet."
Fredette signed to a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Monday, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.
Fredette shined during 28 games with the D-League's Westchester Knicks, averaging 22.3 points and 4.8 assists. A former first-round pick in 2011, Fredette has struggled to keep his NBA career afloat and will now join the fifth different organization of his career. He last appeared with the Pelicans in four games earlier this season before he was waived in November. Expect the 26-year-old to play a limited role off the bench during his time with the Knicks.
Fredette is expected to sign with the Knicks, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.
While nothing is official yet, the Knicks have an open roster spot and plan to use it to add some depth in the backcourt. The former BYU star is currently averaging 22.3 points, 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game in 28 outings in the NBA D-League this season, and he was named the MVP of the D-League All-Star Game. Fredette is expected to sign just a 10-day contract with New York, however, so his time spent with the team is to be determined.
Fredette was waived by the Pelicans.
After being waived by the Spurs in late October, the Pelicans signed Jimmer in early November. Fredette played a total of four games for New Orleans and averaged 0.5 points, 0.3 assists, and 0.3 steals with 3.3 minutes per contest. It seems difficult for the shooting guard to find a team in the NBA considering he has been on the Kings, Bulls, and Pelicans since he was drafted into the league in 2011.
The Pelicans have used their hardship exemption to sign Fredette, Steve Popper of The Record reports.
The Pelicans are dealing with a glut of early-season injuries, so they've been granted a temporary extra roster spot, which they will use on Fredette. The former BYU star is yet to find a home in the NBA, spending time with the Kings, Bulls and Pelicans since entering the league in 2011. Fredette was with the Spurs throughout training camp and most of the preseason, but he was waived in late-October prior to the final roster deadline. The 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Fredette will likely play only a minor role for New Orleans, but he's capable of playing both backcourt spots.
Once-promising guard Jimmer Fredette was waived by the Spurs on Wednesday.
Fredette has struggled to keep his NBA career afloat after originally being taken by the Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Since then he's had stops in Sacramento, Chicago, and New Orleans with little success. He still has a chance to land elsewhere in the league before the new season begins, but his four-year track record doesn't bode well for future success.
The Spurs agreed to a contract with guard Jimmer Fredette on Wednesday, the team announced. Fredette averaged 3.6 points and 1.2 assists in 50 games last season.
After sustaining an ankle injury during Monday’s loss over the Celtics, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is considered day to day, reports NBA.com.
Holiday has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game at Detroit, but there is no timetable on his return. His next chance to play will be Friday at Philadelphia.
"We think it's day to day, but we're not going to put a timetable on Jrue," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said.
Guard Tyreke Evans is expected to start in Holiday's place and Eric Gordon and Jimmer Fredette could be in line for some playing time at point guard.
The Pelicans are 4 1/2-point underdogs to the Pistons.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams indicated that he plans to have guard Jimmer Fredette in a scoring role during the regular season, The Times Picayune reports.
"You are trying to take advantage of Jimmer’s ability to score," Williams said. "When he plays point, they pressure him full court, so you’re getting into your offense later than you want to."
Fredette has played on and off the ball during the preseason, filling the same role as guard Austin Rivers. Tyreke Evans should be the ball handler while on the court with either Fredette or Rivers, but when Evans hits the bench, Rivers will take the point over Fredette, who should be free to focus on scoring.
The Pelicans have agreed to a one-year deal with former Sacramento guard Jimmer Fredette , according to NOLA.com.
Fredette was a star at BYU but wasn't able to pin down a steady role with the Kings. Sacramento bought out his contract, leading him to sign with Chicago. He did shoot an encouraging 49 percent from three last season, so there could be room for him the Pelicans' rotation with the departure of shooter Anthony Morrow.