After tearing up the CBA with Shanghai Sharks, former Sacramento Kings’ guard Jimmer Fredette recently expressed his desire to get another shot it the NBA. Now it seems like he got one since ESPN’s Ian Begley reported on Thursday that Fredette is close to signing with Phoenix Suns.
According to 98.7 FM Arizona Sports, Fredette is going to ink a two-year deal with the Phoenix having a club option for the second year. The financial terms are still to be disclosed.
Jimmer Fredette spent the last three years with Sharks during which he made three CBA All-Star appearances and won CBA International MVP honors in 2017. He averaged 36.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.6 steals in 2018/19 season.
Fredette was an accomplished college basketball player during his four years with BYU and managed to win National College Player Of The Year award in 2011. Although there were doubts about the way his game will translate to NBA, Milwaukee Bucks drafted him 10th overall and subsequently traded him to Sacramento Kings.
While he had an encouraging start of his career in NBA, Fredette struggled with consistency for the most part of his time with the Kings which forced the team to buy out his contract after less than three years. He later had stints with New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, but failed to find his footing in either of these places.
Jimmer Fredette’s NBA career averages include 6.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.