Jimmer Fredette says goodbye to the Kings
The Jimmer Fredette era in Sacramento ended on Thursday afternoon when the Kings announced that they had reached an agreement to buyout the former BYU star. Just days after his 25th birthday, one of the most proficient long range shooters in the game is about to become a free agent target for some of the leagues best teams.
There are too many reasons to address why Jimmer-mania didnít work in Sacramento. Franchise instability, rotating coaches and a guard heavy roster are just a few. The Kings franchise is in recovery mode. From the coach, to management, to ownership, everything is new.
It was clear on Oct. 31 when general manager Pete DíAlessandro decided not to pick up the former first round picks fourth-year option on his rookie contract, that Jimmerís days in Sacramento were limited. He becomes the eighth Kings player to leave the roster during this whirlwind first season under new management.