Combo guard Jimmer Fredette is signing a D-League contract and will be eligible for Saturday’s D-League draft, reports Adam Johnson of D-League Digest (Twitter link). The former No. 10 overall pick cleared waivers after the Spurs waived him last week. Fredette will still be able to sign an NBA contract should an offer emerge.
The Jazz, Hawks, Suns and Knicks all reportedly had interest in Fredette, though no contract offer materialized for the former BYU star after being let go by San Antonio. Fredette had signed with the Spurs in late July on a one-year, minimum salary contract that was guaranteed for $507,711, which was half of his 2015/16 salary, giving him a bit of a financial cushion as he awaits another NBA opportunity in the D-League.
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.