Apr 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmer Fredette (32) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans, Jimmer Fredette agree to one-year deal

When the Sacramento Kings acquired the rights to former BYU Cougars’ star guard Jimmer Fredette on draft night in 2011 after the Milwaukee Bucks made him the 10th-overall pick, there were a lot of questions about Fredette’s future in the league.

Although everyone knows Fredette can shoot, many wondered if his speed and deficiencies on defense would keep from being a a rotation player in the league. The Kings quickly decided his weaknesses were too much to overcome and released him last season after 41 games. He signed with the Chicago Bulls and played in eight games, but like the Kings, the Bulls decided to move on. 

Fredette has now found a new home.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a one-year deal with Fredette.

As Stein points out, Morrow left the Pelican in favor of signing with a contender, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fredette is nothing more than a minimum salary player at this point so if the Pelicans can get anything out of him, they will be very happy.

Fredette averaged 5.6 points, 1.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds in only 10.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.1% from the field, 47.6% from beyond the arc and 90.5% from the free throw line last season. In his three-year career, he has put up 6.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game while shooting 41.7% from the field, 40.1% from three and 85.7% from the charity stripe.

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