Today is the deadline to pick up a team option on players that were drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft.
The Sacramento Kings have informed guard Jimmer Fredette that they will not pick up his option for the 2014-15 season, which would have been worth $3.1 million, according to Sam Amick of the USA Today and NBA Confidential.
Fredette has been a disappointment since being selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Fredette had a wildly successful career as a BYU Cougar, but his collegiate success just hasn’t translated to the NBA.
Last season, Fredette averaged just 7.2 points, 1.3 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game. He shot 42.1% from the field, 41.7% from beyond the arc and 85.9% from the charity stripe.
His numbers went down from year one to year two because he played less (18.6 minutes per game in the 2011-’12 season to 14.0 minutes per game in the 2012-’13 season). However, all of his shooting percentages went up.
In the Kings’ 90-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night, Fredette didn’t enter the game, earning a “DNP COACH’S DECISION.”