Jimmer Fredette set to leave Sacramento Kings

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It seems that the Sacramento Kings have finally given up on point guard Jimmer Fredette.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Kings and the player are finalizing a buyout agreement on the former 10th overall picks contract.

Fredette came out of college ball with a lot of hype, being the best scorer in the country in his senior year. The former BYU guard was also named College Basketballs Player of the Year and he was expected to become a mainstay of the Kings lineup for years to come. 

It hasn't panned out that way however. Fredette's minutes have slowly declined ever since he was selected in 2011 and this season he is averaging 5.9 points per game in 11.3 minutes on the hardwood.

The 6"2 guard struggled to find his niche in the Kings setup, unable to budge Isaiah Thomas as starting point guard, and never really fitting in as a shooting guard despite his high three-point percentage which has increased to 49.3% this season.

Teams looking for a backup guard, i.e San Antonio, the Lakers or even Knicks, will take notice of the 24-year old as he still has the talent to provide vital minutes off the bench, and a solid shooter in the clutch. 

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