Spurs Sign Jimmer Fredette

5:02pm: The signing is official, the Spurs announced via a press release.

4:25pm: The Spurs and unrestricted free agent Jimmer Fredette are finalizing a deal that would bring the guard to San Antonio, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter links) classifies it as a training camp deal that includes a modest financial guarantee.

San Antonio is seeking to boost its outside scoring, and a partially guaranteed deal will allow the team to see how Fredette fits within its system. The Spurs already have 13 guaranteed contracts on the books for next season, so it’s a long shot that the 26-year-old makes the team. Fredette had been considering an offer from Italy’s Olimpia Milano to play overseas.

Fredette made 50 appearances for the Pelicans last season, averaging 3.6 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 10.2 minutes per contest. His slash line was .380/.188/.956.

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7 thoughts on “Spurs Sign Jimmer Fredette

  1. Chuck Myron

    I just said in the chat that it’d be tough for him to get a contract, so I guess I was wrong about that, but it’s not surprising that it isn’t fully guaranteed. The key number here: .188, his three-point shooting percentage from last season. Granted, that only came in 48 attempts, but that says something, too.

  2. T-Lee

    I thought the Spurs also have Jonathon Simmons fully guaranteed for next season.

    • Eddie Scarito

      the signing went official right as I posted this. Both the article, as well as the roster counts have been adjusted to reflect Simmons being added. Thanks!

  3. Z.....

    Interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if they can turn him into a belinelli type player for them. This is a good fit for him. If he doesnt make it there though…probably looking overseas lol

  4. jeremy

    with how players turn out playing for the spurs i wouldnt be surprise if jimmer find some magic playing with the spurs. if not i doubt he will find another NBA team wanting him

  5. Jake Wade

    Why do you say it’s a long shot he’ll make the team if they only have 13 guaranteed contracts? I think he can beat out the competition for one of the final roster spots.

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