Jimmer Fredette Bails On Warriors Summer League Team After Two Games

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Jimmer Fredette Bails On Warriors Summer League Team After Two Games

 

After being one of the most hyped college players ever, Jimmer Fredette never really made it in the NBA. This led to him eventually going abroad and join the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2016.

Saying he played well would be a huge understatement. In his first season, he averaged 37.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting 47.4%  from the field, 39.6% from 3-point range, and 93.3% from the free throw line. He easily lead the league in scoring and won the international MVP award.

Then, last November, he said in an interview that he’s working on an NBA comeback and that he’s confident to do better this time.

 

“I want to have another opportunity in the NBA because there is some unfinished business for me there. After this season is over, I want another NBA chance. This time, I’ll succeed.

I feel really good about how I am playing. I know that if I get a chance, I will take advantage of it and be successful and help a team win. I’m excited to see what the future holds. I’m going to finish my contract in China this season and be the best I can be for my team. But after that, I will see what is out there and try to be on a roster for the NBA postseason.”

 

The Phoenix Suns eventually made Fredette’s dream of playing in the NBA again possible and signed him for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to convince teams that he (still) got what it takes to be in the NBA, in his 6 games with the team.

That’s why he took the Summer League detour this summer and joined the Golden State Warriors’ Summer League Team. Apparently though, this didn’t last long, as he’s decided to leave the team after just two games.

 

 

It appears that Fredette is considering overseas option and doesn’t want to get injured, that’s why he ‘bailed’ on his team. So what’s in store for Jimmer? We don’t know! Back to China? A stint in Europe? Maybe the Lakers after all? We’ll find out eventually.

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