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Jimmer Fredette
PG/SG - 6'2, 195lbs - 35 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Shanghai Sharks
  • Birthdate: 02/25/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Brigham Young
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Jeff Austin/Chris Emens (Octagon)
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Milwaukee.
2011 NBA DraftNBAAs a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Milwaukee to Sacramento, along with John Salmons, and along with Corey Maggette to Charlotte, in exchange for Beno Udrih from Sacramento, and Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the draft rights to Tobias Harris (#19) from Charlotte.
9th December, 2011NBASigned four year, $10,128,036 rookie scale contract with Sacramento. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
17th October, 2012NBASacramento exercised 2013/14 team option.
31st October, 2013NBASacramento declined 2014/15 team option.
27th February, 2014NBAWaived by Sacramento.
2nd March, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contact for the remainder of the season with Chicago.
23rd July, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
22nd July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
21st October, 2015NBAWaived by San Antonio.
31st October, 2015D-LeagueDrafted 2nd overall in the 2015 D-League Draft by Westchester Knicks.
10th November, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New Orleans.
19th November, 2015NBAWaived by New Orleans.
23rd November, 2015D-LeagueRe-acquired by Westchester Knicks.
22nd February, 2016NBASigned a 10 day contract with New York.
6th March, 2016D-LeagueRe-acquired by Westchester Knicks.
2nd August, 2016ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanghai Sharks.
23rd July, 2017ChinaRe-signed by Shanghai Sharks to a two year contract.
23rd August, 2017D-LeagueDrafted 39th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Memphis Hustle.
22nd March, 2019NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2020 with Phoenix. Included team option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Brigham Young (NCAA)
June 2011 - February 2014Sacramento Kings (NBA)
March 2014 - June 2014Chicago Bullls (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
July 2015 - October 2015San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
October 2015 - November 2015Westchester Knicks (D-League)
November 2015New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
November 2015 - February 2016Westchester Knicks (D-League)
February 2016 - March 2016New York Knicks (NBA)
March 2016 - June 2016Westchester Knicks (D-League)
July 2016Denver Nuggets (NBA)
August 2016 - March 2019Shanghai Sharks (China)
March 2019 - presentPhoenix Suns (NBA)
Articles about Jimmer Fredette

June 25, 2011

Pick 10: Without ever really citing why, Jon Barry decides that Sacramento - picking here as a result of the aforementioned three team deal - should take Jimmer Fredette. It turns out that he's right - they do.

Personally, I do not see the attraction with Jimmer. The thing he's best at is hitting tough shots, but unless someone is going to encourage him to take tough shots, this isn't as big of a virtue as it sounds. Fredette can hit open shots too, of course, but you don't pick spot-up shooters at #10. And not to put too fine a point on it, but what are the chances that Fredette is ever as good as Beno Udrih, the man who he will now try to replace? It is certainly not a given. Udrih is a good NBA player.

Furthermore, Sacramento now boasts Jimmer, Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, John Salmons, Marcus Thornton and DeMarcus Cousins on the same team. Jason Thompson and Omri Casspi may never get another field goal attempt.

The story early this week was that Sacramento were talking about dealing the #7 pick to San Antonio in exchange for Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson. Instead, they use and Beno Udrih to land John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette. They tried to land two former all-stars, and instead landed two probable backups.

Jimmer Fredette has Dwyane Wade's jaw.

Heather Cox interviews Jimmer's brother, T.J, while Stu Scott speaks of simpler times when he and Jimmer would play at a local prison, just to get a game. Stu Scott mentioned that Jimmer scored 44 in his first such prison game. Who keeps score in a prison game?

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June 22, 2011

Jimmer Fredette - Jimmer's most endearing quality is his ability to regularly hit 30 foot jumpshots. Unless you're not human, you surely recognise the attraction in 30 foot jumpshots. 24 foot jumpers are boring and samey - when you've seen Ray Allen hit 2,300 of them, then you've seen them all. But 30 footers? Those are exciting. Those draw vowel sounds. People laugh when you hit those. Those are fun shots.

But the reason Jimmer regularly hits 30 footers is because he regularly takes 30 footers. And as much as we may wish to pin that on the otherwise sedentary BYU offense, the fact is that he just takes bad shots. The turnaround contested 20 footers with 25 seconds still on the clock are not Noah Hartsock's fault.

Jimmer's shot selection is really, really bad. Let's call it like it is.

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