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Jimmer Fredette | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Brigham Young
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Jimmer Fredette says the New Orleans Pelicans have told him that his role with the team will be to just be himself and score.
Fredette has had a difficult time being his college self during his three NBA seasons as he's only averaged 6.9 points, 1.0 3-pointers, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 179 career games. While he could help fantasy owners in deep fantasy leagues in the 3-pointer category, The Jimmer is better left undrafted in standard leagues. Sep 11 - 1:18 PM

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Jimmer Fredette is excited to get a fresh start in New Orleans, and has been working hard this offseason to improve his defense.

"I've worked on a lot of different things," Fredette said. "The pick-and-roll game is real big in the NBA, so I've worked on that both offensively and defensively. I think being in Chicago helped me out on defensive schemes being able to get into the right positioning. I think that's improved my game." Fredette also added that Pelicans management wants him to "score the basketball," and they brought him in to be a 3-point threat off the bench. However, Fredette's career averages are unimpressive to say the least, and with a very crowded backcourt it would be shocking to see Fredette suddenly emerge into fantasy relevance during his fourth NBA season. He's not a target in standard leagues.
Sep 8 - 6:54 PM

Pelicans sign G Jimmer Fredette.

He was very close to playing overseas, but the Pelicans will use him as an end-of-the-bench combo guard. Rookie Russ Smith looked phenomenal in summer league and he may have the inside track as the backup point guard behind Jrue Holiday. Fredette is off the radar in most leagues.
Jul 24 - 7:25 PM

Jimmer Fredette has reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Pelicans for the veteran's minimum.

Jimmer is a career 40.1 percent shooter from beyond the arc, however, he has never averaged more than 7.6 points in a season. As the current roster stands, Jimmer will be competing for minutes with the likes of Austin Rivers, Russ Smith, and John Salmons, and it doesn't seem like there's enough minutes to go around for Jimmer to be a reliable contributor. His college career was impressive, but that was back in 2011, and he has still yet to emerge as a relevant fantasy option in the NBA.
Source: NOLA.com
Jul 18 - 9:03 AM

Greek team Panathinaikos is targeting Jimmer Fredette this summer.

Those on Jimmer Time may have to adjust their clocks. Fredette hasn't been able to do much in his time in the NBA because his coaches are apprehensive about putting him out on the court. An NBA team probably won't offer him as much money as a foreign team would.
Jun 20 - 10:58 AM

Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points off the bench with D.J. Augustin (personal) out on Monday, hitting 7-of-14 shots (including a three) with three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

With the Bulls still maintaining a chance at the No. 3 seed it seems logical that Augustin could play on Wednesday, but if he doesn't then Jimmer will be worth a look for scoring and threes.
Apr 14 - 11:04 PM

Jimmer Fredette scored two points in three minutes off the Bulls' bench on Sunday.

He was just acquired and coach Tom Thibodeau probably wants to see him in a few practices before really plugging him into the rotation, especially given Fredette's reputation as a poor defender. He projects as a perimeter shooter with a spot-minute role off the bench.
Mar 2 - 3:44 PM

Jimmer Fredette has officially signed with the Bulls for the remainder of the season, and will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

While Fredette offers the Bulls some much needed 3-point shooting (currently they rank 27th) it's unlikely he will offer much fantasy value for owners in standard leagues. However, if you're in a deep league and desperate for some treys, Fredette could make for an intriguing add.
Mar 2 - 10:18 AM

Jimmer Fredette has officially cleared waivers and will sign with the Bulls, as expected.

The signing has a more profound effect on the Bulls' playoff odds than it does in fantasy leagues, where Fredette's scoring and 3-point shooting are unlikely to give him value in standard leagues. Tom Thibodeau has essentially been using an eight-man rotation with Taj Gibson, D.J. Augustin and Tony Snell off the bench, and Jimmer isn't likely to earn much playing time while the backcourt is healthy.
Mar 1 - 5:12 PM

Jimmer Fredette has verbally committed to signing with the Bulls if he clears waivers, according to USA Today.

This confirms previous reports and it seems like a good fit for both sides. The Bulls rank 27th in 3-pointers made this season and could use a perimeter sniper like Jimmer, whose defensive shortcomings may be less glaring in Tom Thibodeau's defense which is allowing an elite 92.3 points per game. Fredette is worth a look for deep-league owners hunting 3-pointers, but not much else.
Source: USA Today
Mar 1 - 9:17 AM

Sources tell ESPN that the Bulls are closing in a deal with free agent Jimmer Fredette.

Fredette, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Kings Thursday. He reportedly is "highly intrigued" by playing for Tom Thibodeau, who has allowed smallish score-first guards like Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin to struggle. Thibs, a master of teaching defense, could also help Jimmer in that department. Regardless, we wouldn't expect enough minutes for a fantasy impact. There's been more name than game here ever since Fredette left BYU.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 28 - 10:10 AM

The Kings officially bought out Jimmer Fredette's contract on Thursday, freeing him to sign with another team once he clears waivers.

The Bulls, Cavaliers and Grizzlies all reportedly have interest in Jimmer, who is averaging 0.9 three-pointers this season on stellar 49.3 percent shooting beyond the arc. His defensive weaknesses are glaring but in the right situation he could find a productive niche off a good team's bench. Just don't expect him to surface with reliable fantasy value, no matter where he lands.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 27 - 4:35 PM

The Chicago Bulls are rumored to be interested in Jimmer Fredette once he receives a buyout from the Kings.

The Kings' rumored buyout of Fredette has been happening at glacial pace, but he needs to be signed by Saturday in order to be eligible for the playoffs so Thursday could be the day the two sides part ways. Fredette's fantasy value is likely limited to deep leagues no matter where he lands, but he could provide a boost in 3-pointers as a member of the Bulls since Chicago is in desperate need of an outside shooter.
Feb 27 - 9:18 AM

With a buyout looming, Jimmer Fredette will not play on Tuesday.

Fredette will eventually become a free agent and a team like the Knicks could probably use his services.
Feb 25 - 8:21 PM

The Kings are finalizing a buyout with Jimmer Fredette.

The Kings were unable to find a taker for the 25-year-old before Thursday's trade deadline, so it looks like The Jimmer Era in Sacramento will come to an end via buyout. Once he is bought out, Fredette has until Saturday to hook on with a playoff team so there could be an ounce of fantasy value left here for owners searching for 3-pointers in deep leagues.
Feb 25 - 9:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Russ Smith
3Austin Rivers
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2John Salmons
3Darius Miller
4Dionte Christmas
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Luke Babbitt
3Scotty Hopson
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Patric Young