Spurs Finalize Deal With Jimmer Fredette

By George Middleton

Feb 11, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard

Jimmer Fredette

(32) and Indiana Pacers forward

Shayne Whittington

(42) scramble for a loose ball during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pacers defeated the Pelicans 106-93.Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a deal with Jimmer Fredette. The former BYU star, who was selected with the 10th pick in 2011 hasn’t been the sharpshooter most thought he would be.

It’s not too late, he now has a chance to be an important role player. He is only 26-years old. The deal is a training camp deal, which means he has the opportunity to make the roster.

Last season Fredette averaged 3.6 points in 10.2 minutes. He shot an abysmal 19% from three-point range. In his career he is a respectable 38% from downtown. On a positive note he did shoot 96% from the free-throw line (43-45 ft).

If Fredette were to make the roster it would come out a cheap cost. He would be a nice replacement for Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli, as they earned good money in the offseason. The problem with Fredette is that he is only 6″2 and he excels as a scorer, instead of a playmaker. He is also a poor defender that lacks size, athletic ability, and the IQ he possesses on offense isn’t there on defense.

Don’t be surprised if Fredette makes the Spurs and makes a few big shots in the playoffs after all it is the Spurs.