Jimmer Fredette Done With Summer League

Jimmer Fredette has left the Warriors‘ Summer League team to make sure he doesn’t get injured while he sifts through his options overseas, according to Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News.

Fredette, 30, accepted the Summer League opportunity with Golden State after playing six games for the Suns at the end of the season. He has been a star in China for the past three years, setting several scoring records and collecting a CBA International MVP award.

“He still can play. I think he should still play,” said Aaron Miles, the Warriors’ Summer League coach. “I should say this – I think he should do whatever he feels is best for him and his family. I know a lot of times as you get older, sometimes it’s more mental than physical. But I don’t know his situation. I don’t know what the reasoning behind it. But he definitely has a lot of basketball left.”

Fredette averaged 9.5 PPG and 20.5 minutes of playing time in two games in the California Classic League. However, the Warriors are more concerned with developing their draft picks, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall and Alan Smailagic, along with second-year guard Jacob Evans and fourth-year center Damian Jones.

A source tells Medina that Fredette decided to leave the league after several foreign teams contacted his representatives about his availability.

A prolific scorer at BYU, Fredette had a journeyman NBA career after being selected with the 10th pick in the 2011 draft. After spending his first two and a half seasons with the Kings, he had short stays with the Bulls, Pelicans and Knicks before leaving the league in 2016.

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13 thoughts on “Jimmer Fredette Done With Summer League

  1. Archie M.

    Won’t be surprised if LBJ tells Rob Pelinka to offer him a 1-year contract.

    • djsnippets

      Just stand at the 3 point line and be ready to fire. With the 3 headed monster, 2 dudes will be open at any given time.

  2. arc89

    Saw one game that he played and he did nothing to show he is ready for the NBA. He probably realize that the young and faster players are to much for him.

  3. petersdylan36

    From SDSU and BYU to being picked just a few picks from each other in the draft, Jimmer and Kawhi have been engraved as the biggest rivalry we have seen this decade. Now with him opting out of summer league, we get to see them battle it one more time… through free agency. The lakers, clippers, and raptors will be fighting tooth and nail for these guys, and one team will be looking lost when they are denied of both talents.

  4. denimvest

    bro just go back to China and kill it. you think you’re better than starbury? you’re not. and he made way more money before he went.

  5. 30 years old n still playin in summer league. The NBAs done with Jimmer Fredette.

    • Jimmer’s problem is that he can’t shoot for his life, probably the worst shooter in the league… & can’t do anything else either! Go back to China they love you there dude!

      • upandcomerballplayer1087

        I didn’t even know who that guy was, but from the way you guys are talking about him he sounds like swaggy P bad… maybe even worse lol

  6. azentropy

    I wish Jimmer luck, but he was just plain awful last year with the Suns. Was totally lost on both defense (always was) and even out of place on offense. When he did have a shot he couldn’t make it.

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