RUMORS: Is Jimmer Fredette Really Getting Traded?

First off, for the record, this website and the opinions expressed do NOT necessarily represent Jimmer Fredette, his family, or his agents. GetJimmered.com is not owned or operated by Jimmer Fredette.

Second off, I’m sure many of our fans and followers have seen the video we created about how the Kings SHOULD trade Jimmer (for his own good since they are a sub-par franchise at best in our opinion).

Although we’ve not been as actively involved in writing about what’s happening with Jimmer these days for reasons we won’t go into at this time, we have been reading, commenting, and keeping a close eye on his progress.

We just read this rumor today and wondered your thoughts:

Sports Illustrated has confirmed that Fredette is on the trading block and the latest has Milwaukee as the top option. The Bucks need some scoring punch off their bench and after showing scouts and GMs his shooting touch is in good form this summer, a deal between the two teams could happen in the next few days.

Is this true?

Do any of you have the low-down on what’s really happening?

Since we’re in Utah, we’d love if THIS JIMMER RUMOR came true:

…there could be a spot on another team. The obvious possibility for sentimental reasons is the Jazz. Jimmer became a national sensation during his senior season at BYU in Provo, Utah and would instantly generate buzz and revenue if traded there to play again.

It makes sense from a basketball standpoint as well. Last year, Utah was 27th in three-point percentage and 28th in three-pointers made. One of their biggest weaknesses is one of Jimmer’s biggest strengths.

He would make a solid backup for recently acquired Mo Williams, as the two are both capable scoring guards. Jimmer could also log minutes at shooting guard as a catch-and-shoot option.

We’re pretty sure this won’t happen though since the Jazz just picked up Randy Foye.

Finally, we read this Lakers rumor:

…trade for Jimmer Fredette!

According to ESPN.com’s entertaining NBA Trade Machine, the Lakers and Kings could swing a straight-up trade involving Jimmer Fredette and Josh McRoberts. While this trade alone would not put the Lakers in the finals or the Kings in the playoffs, it would improve both teams.

Why Jimmer Fredette to the Lakers Makes Sense

The Lakers have no depth off the bench at the point guard or shooting guard positions. Steve Blake has been uninspiring during his two seasons in L.A. while Kobe Bryant has no legitimate backup at shooting guard.

Conversely, the Kings have a glut at the guard position. Sacramento currently has Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton, Aaron Brooks, Isaiah Thomas, and Jimmer Fredette who all need and deserve minutes. There is no way the Kings can keep all five guards happy next year.

The Jimmer Fredette Trade Rumor Conclusion

At the end of the day, we just want to see Jimmer play on a team that respects him for what he truly is – a lights-out shooter and play maker who is better than most give him credit for on defense.

We’ve seen Jimmer DOMINATE teams that had great offensive and defensive players.

We’ve seen him score 11 points in 13 minutes and then get BENCHED by a “Smart” coach.

Somewhere there has to be a place where Jimmer can really thrive.

What are your thoughts on where Jimmer should be in 2012-13?

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