International Notes: Fredette, Hamilton, Seraphin

After considering a possible NBA return, Jimmer Fredette will spend at least one more season in China, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. Fredette has agreed to a one-year deal in the $1.8MM range to remain with the Shanghai Sharks. The 28-year-old is coming off an MVP season in the Chinese Basketball Association, averaging 37.4 points per game, along  with 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

The 10th player taken in the 2011 draft, Fredette started his career in Sacramento but never developed into the player the Kings had hoped. He also spent time with the Bulls, Pelicans and Knicks before leaving the NBA after the 2015/16 season. He reportedly turned down several 10-day offers at the end of last season.

There’s more news on the international front:

  • Justin Hamilton, who was waived by the Raptors last week after being acquired in a trade with the Nets, has signed with the Beijing Ducks of the CBA, according to Orazio Carcia of Sportando. Hamilton, who was part of the deal that sent DeMarre Carroll to Brooklyn, averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 64 games with the Nets last season.
  • Barcelona has interest in Kevin Seraphin if he isn’t retained by the Pacers, according to Dario Destri of Sportando. Seraphin’s $1,974,159 salary for next season doesn’t become guaranteed until August 1st, and the Pacers already have 14 players with guaranteed deals. He signed with Indiana last summer after spending five years with the Wizards and one with the Knicks. In his only season as a Pacer, Seraphin appeared in 49 games, averaging 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per night.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono, a former Italian league star who spent last season with the Spurs’ affiliate in the G-League, will return to Italy with Juvecaserta, tweets Chris Reichert of 2 Ways and 10 Days. Arcidiacono was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Villanova.
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8 thoughts on “International Notes: Fredette, Hamilton, Seraphin

  1. knoxchristopher79

    Maybe he’s okay now but Jimmer seems like he shuts down on the big stage. Dude can really shoot but never brought it to the NBA

  2. 123Redsox

    Chris reichart is a dope. Arcidiacano was at Villanova last year for his senior year. Not a star in an Italian league last year.

    • Bransonreynolds

      Actually he tweeted “Ryan Arcidiacono (Austin Spurs) has signed in Italy with Juvecaserta, the team announced #GLeagueAlum” so really Arthur Hill is the one who made the mistake

  3. kylewait89

    If Jimmer is averaging 8’boards a game in China, I’m wondering what the average pick up ball guy is averaging. I mean it seems like 37/8/4 in China could translate to idk….6/1/1 in the NBA. Or you know, worse.

  4. SD Speak For Myself

    Jimmer has never had a coach give him a real shot in the NBA. With everyone in love with the deep 3’s… I would give him the chance. BYU an issue??? Ainge to the rescue! He needs the right coach…Stevens, Carlisle, Kerr

    • GuruGray

      The article says that teams have been trying to sign him to 10 days, but I guess he just likes dominating in China lol

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