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Cavaliers have no interest in trading for Jimmer Fredette

Aug 24, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT


There were some rumors floating around not that long ago that the Sacramento Kings were shopping Jimmer Fredette, and that the Cavaliers might have been interested.

But Cleveland is seemingly stocked at the guard positions, and while Fredette remains a decent option that may be expendable in Sacramento, Cleveland isn’t a team that would be willing to give up assets in exchange for the pure shooter’s talents.

From Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

A few weeks ago, there was a rumor about Jimmer Fredette. I heard it again recently. But the Cavs haven’t even talked to Sacramento (Fredette’s team) in more than a month. The Cavs like their guard rotation of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Jarrett Jack, and C.J. Miles.

Fredette is likely to be on the trading block, given the limited role that the Kings have available for him with so many other guards in tow. But for whatever it’s worth, Cleveland doesn’t appear to be Jimmer’s ultimate destination.

  1. ohioteamsusuallysuck - Aug 25, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    If he can be had for 1 or 2 2nd rounders than do it

  2. bougin89 - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    And neither does anybody else.

  3. 2016olympics - Aug 25, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    Given some PT, he’s got poor man’s J.J. Redick written all over him.

  4. clownsfan - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    The only person in Cleveland interested in this kid is radio host/moron Chuck Booms.

    • cavs1giovanni - Aug 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      Haha That’s Awesome because i was just thinking the same thing!

  5. antihypocritz - Aug 25, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Yeah, why would anyone want a player that in 2012-2013 shot 41% from three above the break, 45% from the corner and 48% in the restricted area?

    Or that in 2011-2012 shot 36% from three above the break, 50% from the corner and 59% in the restricted area?

    Some people are just so ignorant and stupid that it’s comical for the rest of us that actually do have a clue.

    • eventhorizon04 - Aug 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      First, shooting 48% in the restricted area is awful.

      Second, while his 3-point shooting percentages “improved” last year, he only attempted 156 3’s all season (an average of 2.2 per game), down from 3.5 attempts per game in the year before.
      By contrast, Kyle Korver shot 5.6 3’s per game last year. Ray Allen shot 4.2 3’s per game. JJ Reddick shot 5.8 3’s per game.
      So Fredette’s “improvement” as a shooter could be an illusion due to him taking fewer shots.

      Third, defense is half the game of basketball. Fredette is still a work in progress in that area and doesn’t project to be a good defender.

    • bougin89 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      48% from the restricted area is brutal. 59% isn’t good either. But yeah, people that have a clue definitely want to trade for a catch and shoot player that can’t do anything else. Kings have little leverage here, that’s why they aren’t receiving any offers. To have leverage in a trade you have to have something in demand. Jimmer is not in demand, at all.

    • imakcds - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      you wouldn’t happen to be talking about the majority of gm’s in the NBA, would you??

  6. illegalblues - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    really see no reason why he can’t be a good spot up 3 point specialist. tons of those dudes making decent money around the league now.

  7. brannu23 - Aug 25, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Only if Demarcus Cousins comes with him … in other reason is pointless.

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