Kings Exploring Trading Jimmer Fredette?

July 20 2012 at 9:31am CDT By Luke Adams

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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