Sacramento Kings using Jimmer as trade bait
ESPN has the following:
The Sacramento Kings are looking to acquire a second first-round pick and are using guard Jimmer Fredette as bait. Sources say the Kings have reached out to a number of teams in the mid-to-late first round in an attempt to secure another pick. Both the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are potential destinations for Jimmer. Kings coach Mike Malone is enamored with both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tony Snell, but the Kings feel that they can get them much lower in the draft.
Jimmer has not really gotten a chance to shine with the Kings and does have a lot of flaws. Still, despite playing less minutes in his sophomore season in the NBA Fredette improved his production and shooting percentages. A team like the Pacers could potentially use Fredette to bolster a relatively weak bench, especially with DJ Augustin coming off the books. The Pacers are desperate for some perimeter threats and Fredette could be a decent fit. The Utah Jazz are essentially rebuilding the whole team, and acquiring a young player who showed improvement in his second year would not be a terrible idea.
Tags: Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Bobcats Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Minesota Timberwolves NBA Draft NBA Trade Rumors Orlando Magic Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz