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Kings, Raptors In Talks On Jimmer Fredette Deal?

11:14am: Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee hears conflicting information, and suggests that no talks are ongoing. Still, the connection between Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro, who worked together in the Nuggets front office, should lead to plenty of rumors, Jones points out (All Twitter links).

10:43am: The Kings and Raptors are discussing a swap of Jimmer Fredette for Aaron Gray, tweets Kevin Bryant of The one-to-one deal would be a near even match of salaries, and it could take place before December 15th, since neither player signed new contracts in the offseason.

Fredette has been a frequent trade candidate, and Sacramento’s decision to decline its 2014/15 team option on him means he’s on an expiring contract, perhaps lifting his value. Gray is also in the last year of his deal. Fredette, the 10th overall pick in 2011, has appeared in just six games so far for the Kings, averaging 12.2 minutes per contest. Gray has seen even less playing time, appearing for a total of 20 minutes this season.

The Kings were reportedly taking an aggressive posture in trade talks as of last month, and they’ve already pulled off one deal, acquiring Derrick Williams for Luc Mbah a Moute. Hoops Rumors readers identified Fredette as the second most logical trade candidate, though I’m not sure if many would endorse a trade for so little in return. Gray is the 49th overall pick from the 2007 draft, and apart from having managed to stay in the league each season since, he doesn’t have much to offer in exchange for a former lottery pick. Perhaps there’s more to this deal, even though the salaries match. Both teams are interested in a swap, but there’s nothing imminent at this point, Bryant notes (Twitter link).

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14 thoughts on “Kings, Raptors In Talks On Jimmer Fredette Deal?

  1. Truth928

    ANYTHING to get Fredette out of this sick , losing , degenerate organization…
    PLEASE Toronto take Fredette . The boy can flat out ball. He has a complete game, Very high basketball IQ, great passer and might be the best shooter on the planet…

    • Ryan Silva

      I’m going to miss Jimmer, but I won’t miss his sick, losing, degenerate fans.

    • rtzyyz

      Ummm if he can pass then the Raptors are no place for him. If he can shoot and his name is not gay then this is the wrong place for him. The question is really can he watch.

  2. Gary Slippoy

    Maybe just the beginning?

  3. DirtyJay


  4. Akaash Sharma


    • lol raptors giving derozan is stupid

      • Akaash Sharma

        Nope it actually makes sense because DeRozan and Gay are redundant talents. They both do the same thing, which is slash to the hoop. It would be better to put a shooter next to Gay and Jimmer can do that.

        • zain Murtaza

          Did u.just compare Derozan and Gray and mention they are similar talents
          U guys really need to do ur homework B4 u comment. Demar
          Avgs 21ppg a game and is more than a slasher. He’s has
          A great mid rang game and is shooting 39% from 3s. And has improved
          Every year. He was only a slasher in his rookie year. Pls don’t say that
          Again lol.

        • zain Murtaza

          Wait did u mean Gay or Gray??? Lol sorry bit if meant Gay
          then I wud still say Demar is better. Demar FG and scoring had improved
          Nearly every year while Gay is on a steady decline last couple of years
          And a drastic one this year.

        • What we should do

          Nope it doesn’t since Demar is shooting better than anyone on the raptors(including novak) and gay isn’t being aggressive anymore taking dumbass 3’s. Demar is also averaging over 21 ppg and is better than rudy this season

    • butterfield

      The Raptors aren’t going to take all that shit back, especially not for DeRozan. Gay is not part of the future.

  5. Stephen Pike

    Keep jimmer here in Sac, ship Thornton to Miami for an expiring contract. Or anywhere else willing to take him for an expiring contract. If jimmer doesnt work out with playing time that would free up about 11m for the off season if they are both gone to go after a true center. Move King Cuz to the power forward spot. Then pick up another 3 in the draft like parker or wiggins.

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