The Sacramento Kings made headlines when they drafter Brigham Young University guard Jimmer Fredette after he had a monster NCAA tournament, becoming a household name. Now, just one year later, things are looking down for Jimmer.
Yesterday, the Kings inked former Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns guard Aaron Brooks to a two year deal. With Brooks now on the roster, Jimmer has moved down the depth chart at both of his potential positions, point guard and shooting guard.
Ahead of him at the point guard position are now Brooks and Isaiah Thomas, while Tyreke Evans, John Salmons, and Marcus Thornton at the shooting guard position.
So where does Jimmer go?
Brooks’ former team, the Suns, could be a possible destination. Phoenix was high on Fredette until he came off the board just a few picks before. The Suns could use Fredette at the point guard position where they really only have Sebastian Telfair. However, that means Fredette would have to immensely improve his game, and who knows if that will happen.
An interesting destination could be the Utah Jazz, where he became a popular player at BYU. The Jazz could use some more fans in the seats, and bringing in Fredette would be a sure fire way to do that, especially if he play and plays well.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could also use a shooting guard. They have a plethora of point guards, but not many shooting guards. Nothing entirely special there, though Ridnour did play well last season.
With a plethora of options ahead of Fredette in Sacramento, it would not be a surprise to see him sent somewhere soon.