HoopsHype Jimmer Fredette rumors

January 18, 2014 Updates

Jimmer Fredette has had an up and down start not only to this season, but also to his NBA career. His minutes have yo-yoed back and forth during his time with the Sacramento Kings. Lately, that’s started to change and Fredette is finally seeing some consistent action on the floor. He may not be playing the minutes his diehard fans would like, but Fredette now knows he’s part of the rotation. That may be one of the reasons for the third-year guard’s improved comfort level on the floor according to Chris Jent. Among his many duties, the Kings lead assistant often works on shooting with Fredette and the other guards as well the wings during pregame warmups. Cowbell Kingdom

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The Nuggets were sending a strong message this week in Reno that Miller would be moved in a matter of days after his spat with coach Brian Shaw and subsequent excusing from the team, but he remains and, according to The Denver Post, could even return to the lineup sometime soon after missing four games. It's a safe bet he's not the only unhappy player here, though: the Kings' Jimmer Fredette will be a free agent this summer and is hoping to find momentum in a new uniform before that time arrives. The former BYU star deserves immense credit for his professionalism in these last few frustrating years, and that's the very reason you won't likely hear him complain publicly (or even privately) about his lot in Kings Land. But with Sacramento hoping to get at least a second-round draft pick in return for him in any possible deal, count me among the masses who hope he's on the move sooner rather than later and that he finds a better fit elsewhere. USA Today Sports

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The Kings have offered Marcus Thornton and a future second-round pick as the framework of a deal for Miller, and have presented a package including Jimmer Fredette and a future second as an alternative, two people familiar with the scenarios said Wednesday. Those people familiar with the terms of those offers did not know the third scenario presented by Sacramento, but executives gathered here for the D-League Showcase surmised that it likely involves forward Jason Thompson. Executives scouting the development league event suspect that the Kings are now showcasing Thornton, who has moved ahead of first-round pick Ben McLemore in Sacramento's starting lineup. The Kings would have to furnish another player in a potential deal involving Fredette to make the trade work under NBA rules. CBSSports.com

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It was just a rumor of course. Jimmer is still wearing Kings’ purple and black. But without a guaranteed deal for next season, the former BYU star knows that his tenure in Sacramento could come to an end at anytime. “In the NBA, there’s going to be rumors all the time,” head coach Michael Malone said before the Kings took on the Lakers on Friday night. “This guy’s going here and (Friday), there’s a report that Jimmer’s getting traded to Toronto. But all that is talk. It’s a distraction and it cannot take you away from keeping your eyes on the prize.” Cowbell Kingdom

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Cowbell Kingdom Friday morning that there was no truth to the rumored deal with Toronto, but in many instances, the damage is already done. Players are people and hearing your name pop up in trade rumors is uncomfortable at best. “I think Pete D’Alessandro does a great job,” Malone added. “If something is going on, Pete is a great communicator and he’ll make sure that he’s talking to the parties that may need talking to.” Cowbell Kingdom

CK: How are you holding up on a day like today when there are rumors and there are all of these other things going on? Jimmer: I’m doing fine, you know. I continue to work. You can’t really worry about things you can’t control. So you just continue to fight, work hard, knowing at some point, you’re going to get an opportunity. So you have to stay ready for it, stay focused on it and so you just can’t really worry about it as much as people think. Cowbell Kingdom

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Barely used in his two-plus seasons with the Kings, Fredette could be an attractive target for an offensive-starved team that still believes he may have a future in the league. Fredette's expiring contract pays him $2.57 million this season and should it fairly easy for the Kings to trade him, but Sacramento won't get much back in return. ESPN.com

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