Jimmer Fredette and the Sacramento Kings are close to reaching a buyout deal to make THE JIMMER a free agent. I'm not exactly sure why they want to do that, but they do.
The contract buyout for Sacramento's Jimmer Fredette is on target to be completed today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 26, 2014
Jimmer is a pretty limited player, but he's a great shooter. He's a career 40% shooting from three-point range and is shooting 49% from there this season.
He's also a guard which is something that the Cleveland Cavaliers really need right now. With both Dion Waiters and C.J. Miles hurt, the Cavs' depth at the shooting guard position is nonexistent. Jimmer could help with that. Jason Lloyd wrote about the possibility of the Cavs getting Jimmer in his final notes from last night's game.
Now Jimmer. The Cavs have internally discussed the merits of pursuing Jimmer Fredette, but right now that seems unlikely. Fredette's buyout with the Kings will be complete on Thursday, and once he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign with any team.
Lloyd goes on to talk about how the Cavs could really need depth at the guard spot if Miles and Waiters are out for much longer. The problem with that is that neither injury is thought to be serious. They'll be back sooner or later and then Jimmer wouldn't have a lot of playing time. And since Jimmer will be a free agent and able to pick where he wants to go, it probably makes more sense for him to go somewhere that can guarantee him a more permanent opportunity.
All things considered, I think Jimmer would be able to help this team with his shooting. But once Waiters and Miles come back, there's not really much of a need for him. He'd probably be better off going elsewhere and getting a better chance to play consistently.