Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Jimmer Fredette Trade Possible From Sacramento Kings With Chuck Hayes As Team Wants DeMarcus Cousins, Spurs Gary Neal An Option

  • Print This Article
Jul 19, 2013 09:53 AM EDT
Sacramento Kings Jimmer Fredette
Toronto Raptors Anthony Carter (L) tries to push past Sacramento Kings Jimmer Fredette in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto January 11, 2012. "

The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the most active teams in the offseason this summer and after losing Monta Ellis in free agency, the team has signed a number of players, including Carlos Delfino and Zaza Pachulia and they could be ready to deal again, as the team could trade for Kings star Jimmer Fredette.

The Bucks and Kings both have made significant moves this summer and with new management and a front office coming to Sacramento, Fredette has been put on the trading block and early reports said the Cavaliers were the top option. According to Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico and Bleacher Report, another team has emerged as a possible option, as the Bucks could step up and deal for Fredette for draft picks, giving them a solid shooter while the Kings could get the chance to truly rebuild.

Sacramento made a strong play for Andre Iguodala as well as the Bucks' free agent in Ellis, but after missing out on both they settled in for Carl Landry and now they could try to swing a deal with Fredette as they try to sign DeMarcus Cousins long term. While Fredette has not done much in Sacrament since being drafted, he could be the perfect trade option for the Bucks, as they need to make up for the offense that Ellis took with him to the Mavericks and Fredette is an above-average shooter. The Bucks also traded for Luke Ridnour and a deal for Fredette could be a solid option to add to the roster.

Fredette took the NCAA by storm in college and turned that into a top 10 draft selection by the Kings, but so far since being drafted he has been a disappointment and he is averaging just 7.4 points on 38.4 percent shooting from three-point land, so a change of scenery could be a help to him and his career. Fredette improved his long-range shooting this season with 41.7 percent and if he is dealt the Bucks would hope for more improvement in that area.

The Kings really don't need Fredette with Ben McLemore and Marcus Thornton as well as Landry in the fold and adding draft picks could be very beneficial to the team. The Kings signed Landry to a four-year, $26 million deal this offseason and that could make letting Fredette go sting less and since the team hasn't give him much of a chance, a deal wouldn't hurt much, as he averaged 7.4 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds. Chuck Hayes' name has come up in trade talks as well due to owing him over $11 million for the next two seasons and he could be added into a deal with the Bucks as well.

The team also has Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Grevis Vasquez after dealing away Tyreke Evans and that could also help get the deal done. Another interesting option for the team could be Spurs restricted free agent Gary Neal, as he hasn't received much attention on the market and could be moved eventually or signed to an offer. The Spurs gave him a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent and after his performance last season in the playoffs, he could be valuable to a number of teams.

Get the Most Popular Stories in a Weekly Newsletter
© 2015 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
  • Print This Article

Join the Conversation

  • Get Connected
  • Share
  • Like Us on Facebook
  • @sportswr
  • Recommend on Google
Real Time Analytics