Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette has agreed to play for the Denver Nuggets during the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Summer league #Nuggets: In addition to Josh Scott; Josh Adams, Jimmer Fredette, Ondrej Balvin, Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) June 29, 2016
Fredette will be looking to work his way onto yet another NBA roster after floating around the league for several years. After leaving BYU, Fredette was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to Sacramento. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound combo guard spent nearly three seasons with the Kings before stints with the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, and most recently the New York Knicks.
Fredette saw only two games of action with the Knicks scoring seven points in five minutes of play. The 27-year old Fredette spent most of last season with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate in Westchester, NY. Fredette averaged 21.1 points per game while shooting 45.8 from the field with Westchester. He also averaged five assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals.
If Fredette isn’t able to find his way onto another NBA roster this summer, he will likely opt not to return to the D-League, but instead seek more lucrative opportunities in Europe.
If you’d like to watch Fredette in the Las Vegas Summer League, here are the Nuggets’ matchups:
- Friday, July 8th @ 5:30 p.m. PT - Minnesota vs. Denver @ Thomas & Mack
- Saturday, July 9th @ 5:00 p.m. PT - Denver vs. Memphis @ Cox Pavillion
- Monday, July 11th @ 5:00 p.m. PT - Miami vs. Denver @ Cox Pavillion
The Las Vegas Summer League Playoffs will be July 16-18. Those matchups will be determined by the Nuggets’ win-loss record in the three summer league games. All Las Vegas games will be carried on one of ESPN’s networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, or WatchESPN).