NBA Buyout Rumors: Jimmer Fredette wants to sign with Eastern Conference playoff contender

Dec. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette (7) reacts on the court in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Kings 101-90. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette (7) reacts on the court in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Kings 101-90. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings don’t want Jimmer Fredette anymore, but he’s drawing interest from other teams around the NBA. With the former BYU star’s buyout expected to be finalized by Thursday, it appears that Fredette is not only going to get out of Sacramento but he’s going to get as tara away as possible — to the Eastern Conference, to be specific.

According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Fredette is eyeing an Eastern Conference contender as his next team, which means reports that the Chicago Bulls being after him may end up leading somewhere legitimate.

Per Stein:

Fredette’s representatives have already commenced talks with interested teams, with one source saying that the third-year shooting guard is giving strong consideration to signing with a playoff team in the East.

So far it looks like the Bulls are the best bet to land Fredette, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have reconsidered their interest. Chicago can’t afford to get into a bidding war for Fredette and the Cavs may not actually need or completely want Fredette at the end of the day.

Either way, either the Bulls, Cavs or another Eastern Conference contender will land Fredette and we will get to see if his lack of explosiveness was his fault or just Sacramento not using him properly.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Jimmer Fredette

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