Kings Exploring Trading Jimmer Fredette?

Earlier this week, the Kings agreed to sign Aaron Brooks to a two-year deal, adding a third point guard to a roster that already included Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette. While the acquisition of Brooks doesn't mean another roster move is imminent, the Kings have "entertained some trade discussions" involving Fredette, according to Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld.

It seems unlikely that the Kings would be ready to part ways with last year's 10th overall pick after one unspectacular season. However, Fredette's camp has "made it known" it would like to either get an idea of the 23-year-old's role in Sacramento, or get a trade to somewhere where he'd see more playing time, according to Kyler.

SI.com's Sam Amick acknowledged this week that Fredette's camp was "clearly surprised" by the addition of Brooks, but Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee (Sulia link) feels trade speculation involving Jimmer is overblown. According to Jones, the Kings didn't want to rely on two second-year players to handle the point, and Fredette is often at his best when he's not the primary ballhandler anyway. Considering Brooks may not even be back in Sacramento next season (the second year of his deal is a player option), his signing doesn't necessarily hurt Jimmer's long-term future with the Kings, says Jones.

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10 Comments on "Kings Exploring Trading Jimmer Fredette?"


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JAZZ_NATION
3 years 1 month ago

I think the Jazz could use the outside shooting, no question about it. I think the Jazz would see an increase in ticket sells as well, just b/c he did play college ball at BYU. It makes too much sense for the Kings and Jazz to trade for Jimmer. But what would the Jazz give up to make the swap? Kings are loaded with combo shooting guards, but they lack a veteran presence. The Jazz have not completed the buy out of Raja Bell yet, so maybe Bell and a 2nd round pick would work for both sides? I am not a BYU fan, but from an NBA stand point and need basis, I would welcome Jimmer as a Jazz-man.

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Tonysfield-Montero Circle-m
3 years 1 month ago

I was thinkin in the lines of Jimmer for Alec Burks. OR Jimmer . Isaiah Thomas , honeycutt for Burks and Gordon Hayward.

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JAZZ_NATION
3 years 1 month ago

Jimmer would be our third PG, not giving up starters for King’s third pg. Try again.

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Matt Johnson
3 years 1 month ago

Kings don’t need a veteran G. We have enough Guards. If Kings wanted Bell they could wait for him to hit FA. 2nd rounders are usually sold for cash. I’d say a 1st for Jimmer is reasonable (top 10 protected)

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nlruizjr
3 years 1 month ago

the Lakers could use another 3pt. shooter and the Kings could use a big, McBob. Both are young and have potential.

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Matt Johnson
3 years 1 month ago

Kings have Thompson, Hayes, Robinson, Cousins. What exactly do they need a big for

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nlruizjr
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Matt, I was just replying to someone else’s comment, I don’t keep up with the Kings, didn’t mean to hurt your feelings but, oh well !!!!!

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Matt Johnson
3 years 1 month ago

yeah my apologies could have rephrased my response better. I just believe if the Kings were to trade Jimmer it would be for a pick. Appreciate your response though

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Brandon Sanjo
3 years 1 month ago

Trade him for a 1st round draft pick and cash. Everyone knows the Maloof’s needs the dough

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Hank Rockwell Jr
1 year 9 months ago

Free Jimmer.

 

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