NBA Trade Rumors: Jimmer Fredette, Chuck Hayes To Cavaliers?

April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) in action against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors – The Sacramento Kings are interested in Monta Ellis, but need to create cap room in order to sign the trigger-happy guard. To do so, the team is trying to send Jimmer Fredette and Chuck Hayes to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.

Sources say that the Kings, meanwhile, have been shopping the likes of Jimmer Fredette and Chuck Hayes to the Cavaliers to create the requisite salary-cap room to try to sign Ellis comfortably. Hard to see Cleveland wanting Hayes, whose contract runs through 2014-15 and thus potentially cuts into Cleveland’s reserves earmarked for a free-agent run at LeBron James next summer. Fredette’s $2.4 million salary is a virtual expiring deal.

(via ESPN)

Ever since the Kings hired Mike Malone, there have been rumors that Ellis could potentially reunite with a coach he is familiar with. Now that the rumors seem to be picking up steam, Sacramento is looking to move some contracts.

Just like the ESPN report says, it’s hard to imagine Cleveland taking on Chuck Hayes’ contract, although Fredette could potentially be a good fit on a young roster.

Sacramento’s interest in Ellis is a little puzzling, especially considering that the team drafted Ben McLemore in this year’s draft and developing him should be the priority.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Jimmer Fredette, Monta Ellis, Sacramento Kings

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  • eddiev

    Give jimmer a good team that plays team basketball and he will do what he does score.The mess in sactown is just that one on one with selfish players and no defense Free jimmer from that street ball mentality and he will do just fine

    • Take 2

      Hayes was a hugely over paid/injuries (short 5) Center and jimmer appears to be the sugar…!

      BUT WE love our smart high scoring potential jimmer…

  • futureCAVSGM

    I’ll take Jimmer for a year, but you can keep Chuck Hayes… unless SAC is willing to lift the 1st rounder restrictions they have on their pick of ours…

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