Jimmer, Kings agree on contract buyout

Jimmer, Kings agree on contract buyout
February 27, 2014, 1:30 pm
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In 171 games with the Kings, Jimmer Fredette averaged 7.0 points, and 1.5 assists in 15 minutes per game and shot 40% from 3. (USATI)

The Kings and Jimmer Fredette mutually agreed to a contract buyout, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

“This was a very tough decision, but we’re confident that the agreement reached today represents the most productive path forward, both for Jimmer and the Kings,” said Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Echoing a sentiment that everyone who knows him appreciates about Jimmer, he’s a tremendous person and a consummate professional. We thank him for the meaningful contributions he made to the team and in the Sacramento community. On behalf of an entire organization, we wish him nothing but great success in the future.”

Through 41 games, Fredette is averaging 5.9 points (.475 FG%, .493 3pt%, .895 FT%), 1.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 11.3 minutes per game in 41 games off the bench. He has accrued career averages of 7.0 points (.416 FG%, .402 3pt%, .855 FT%), 1.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 15.0 minutes per game in 171 career contests with Sacramento.

Fredette was selected by the Kings as a senior out of BYU with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Courtesy Sacramento Kings media services 

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