Free agent Jimmer Fredette is on his way to San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN. The Spurs announced on Wednesday that they have signed the guard from New Orleans Pelicans. The details of the deal were not disclosed.
Fredette has struggled to carve out a defined role in the NBA after being selected No. 10 overall by Sacramento Kings in the 2011 draft. He had short stints with Chicago Bulls and Pelicans after spending two and a half years with the Kings.
As a senior at BYU in 2010-11, Fredette was the NCAA Division I scoring leader with a 28.9 per game average.
The Spurs have spent bulk of their financial flexibility to sign LaMarcus Aldridge from Portland Trail Blazers and are keen to find out bargain signings to fill up their roster this coming season. The team’s management are looking for extra shooters. The Spurs also signed D League product Jonathan Simmons, who had a stellar season in summer league.