After a brief stint with the Phoenix Suns, it looks like Jimmer Fredette could be headed to much greener pastures. According the reports coming out of the Bay Area, Jimmer was released from his contract with the Suns, a trash heap of an organization, allowing him to join the Warriors summer league roster.
There is no guarantee that he’ll make the team coming out of summer league, but this will be a good opportunity to prove himself to a team that will be in need of scoring. The Warriors will be without Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to start the 2019-20 season. Of course both of these players are free agents so the void could be more substantial but even if they do sign with the Warriors they will need to find some scorers.
Not even the most delusional BYU fan thinks that 1) Jimmer could even remote fill the shoes of Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson or 2) even be in the Warriors starting rotation. If Jimmer wants to get minutes in the NBA he’ll be doing it as a spark of offense off the bench. Senior Basketball Editor Steve Pierce here at VTF noted on Twitter that, “Golden State may be one of the few teams where Jimmer’s very distinct style could actually work. I’ve always said he’d need a team to give him the keys to the second unit. You could see him playing the exact same role Steph does, just with the bench guys.”