Two days after celebrating his 25th birthday, point guard Jimmer Fredette will soon be celebrating a new opportunity in his young NBA career.
Thursday afternoon, he and the Sacramento Kings agreed to a buyout that will enable him to sign with any team for the remainder of the season—so long as he clears waivers and signs with said team by the March 1 deadline (for playoff eligibility).
Fredette, the 10th pick of the 2011 NBA draft, was in the last year of his rookie contract. He is garnering interest among some playoff contending teams—and respectfully so, he is shooting over 49-percent from three this season.
An all-around class act, he made sure to thank everyone in Sacramento for his time there.