Found July 18, 2014 on Sports-Glory:
The New Orleans Pelicans lost deadly three-point shooter Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason, and they didn’t take long to sign his replacement. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette has been one of the most disappointing players to come out of college in recent years, but the main reason is that he hasn’t seen consistent playing time in the NBA. ESPN sources say New Orleans is signing Jimmer Fredette to a one-year deal — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2014 Pelicans needed a shooter to replace Anthony Morrow and have closed on a deal with Jimmer Fredette, sources say — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2014 There is no doubt that this move will instantly bring in some interested viewers for the Pelicans this season, and it is likely that Fredette will finally get the opportunity for consistent minutes. New Orleans isn’t expected to compete in the Western Conference this coming season, but they have the necessary pieces to surprise some people. If Fredette is able to step in and be the knockdown shooter that he was in college, this move will make them much more dangerous. Fredette split last season between the Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls, and ended up averaging 5.6 points, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 rebounds per game. There certainly aren’t high expectations for him this season, but he finally will have a chance to prove himself. All of that being said, there is no denying his talent and potential to break out in the right situation. Overall, this will be a very fun situation to keep an eye on for any basketball fan. Fredette was such a polarizing figure in college that he instantly became a fan favorite, and if he sees regular minutes that is likely to happen once again. He is a very capable shooter and that is exactly how the Pelicans will be using him this season. Follow @massey_evan// The post Pelicans agree to one-year deal with Jimmer Fredette appeared first on Sports Glory.
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