Jimmer Fredette signs with Spurs

The Spurs have never met a shooter they didn’t like. Jimmer Fredette still carries the cachet of a big-time shooter. So the former BYU legend may be getting his last and best chance to prove that he can be a real NBA contributor with announcement that he’ll go to training camp in San Antonio.

With Marco Belinelli having gone to Sacramento in free agency, the Spurs are in need of a shooter and there is really no better system for anybody who can spot up and make than in Gregg Popovich’s offense.

Fredette spent last season with the Pelicans, appearing in 50 games, averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 assists in 10.2 minutes.

The four-year NBA veteran was originally drafted by the Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft.  He was dealt to the Kings in a draft night trade where he spent two-plus seasons.  He also played for the Bulls before moving to New Orleans last season.

In 229 NBA career games, Fredette has averaged 6.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 13.7 minutes while shooting .412 (514-1,248) from the field, .381 (192-504) from beyond the arc and .878 (187-213) from the foul line.

6 Comments

  1. Deutztony says:

    Though it is too early to predict this, but based on the team roster, but I see Super Spurs vs Warriors in the West finals. Let’s just hope that Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili will be healthy all year as well as Aldridge.

  2. birdie says:

    The Spurs have met lots of “shooters they didn’t like.” This is a training camp invite, that’s all.

  3. Ismael says:

    With the economy of nba and strategic teams like the Spurs able to form teams 15 deep can you media guys get Silver to do away with the inactive player rule?! Let there be 15 active nightly! Lets do this Fran help us out!

  4. tompro27 says:

    So is this contract like any other free agent or undrafted rookie?