NBA Trade News: San Antonio Spurs Waive Jimmer Fredette

NBA Trade News: San Antonio Spurs Waive Jimmer Fredette
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Jimmer Fredette signed a camp deal with San Antonio Spurs this off-season. Now the Spurs management has decided to waive Jimmer Fredette. Fredette featured for the New Orleans Pelicans last season.


Fredette had a collegiate career which was almost legendary and was full of hype. He managed to give an impression of a productive as well as a sensational player in the frame of 6-foor-2 inches. The Sacramento Kings picked him as 10th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, ahead of All-star Klay Thompson or Kawhi Leonard, the MVP of the 2014 finals. But the Kings had to cut Fredette before the end of the rookie season. Why didn’t Fredette live up to hype? What actually went wrong in Fredette’s career?

Jimmer thinks everybody is stupid,” said an NBA assistant who used to work with Fredette. “He thinks everybody needs to come and just turn over their offense and let him shoot it anytime he wants. That’s not how the league works.”

Fredette finished last season in New Orleans Pelicans, where the team banked on his sharp-shooting abilities. But Fredette’s performance wasn’t convincing. Moreover, he looked unwilling to assume play-making responsibilities.

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“His foot speed at that position isn’t on par with those guys. That’s a big deal,” the NBA assistant said. “I think the big thing for Jimmer is not offensively but defensively.”