Free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette has signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
ESPN's Marc Stein first reported Fredette, 26, was close to a contract with San Antonio. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Fredette and the team are working on a training camp deal with a “modest” financial guarantee.
Fredette was selected 10th in the 2011 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings after a highly successful individual career at BYU. He spent nearly three largely quiet seasons with the Kings before being bought out. He spent the rest of the 2014 season with the Chicago Bulls and appeared in 50 games last season for New Orleans.
In five NBA seasons, Fredette has averaged 6.1 points on 41% shooting (38% 3FG) in 10.2 minutes per game. He will look to secure a bench spot in San Antonio after the Spurs underwent some significant roster movement, adding star forward LaMarcus Aldridge and veteran David West while losing guards Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph from their reserve group.
- Jeremy Woo