Jimmer Fredette’s quest to return to the NBA on a permanent basis has apparently come to a halt. Fredette decided to quit the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Summer League team and is considering going overseas once again.
Warriors summer league coach Aaron Miles confirmed the news saying that he found out about the decision on Tuesday night.
“He was great with us, that veteran leadership he provided for us,” – said Miles. “We appreciated what he did for us.”
“We wish him well,” – he added. “I’m not sure exactly what’s going on with him. He’s still got a lot of basketball left in him. I’m not sure what the plan is for him.”
Reportedly, Fredette quit the team in order to minimize the injury risk. He managed to play two games in this year’s NBA Summer League before departing.
Jimmer Fredette came into the NBA as a coveted college player, earning Naismith and Wooden Awards after being named National Player of the Year in 2011. Fredette, however, never managed to adapt his game to be successful in the pros and lasted only six years in the league before deciding to go and play in China.
Fredette had a brief NBA comeback towards the end of the 2018/19 season when he signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns. However, he only appeared in six games, averaging 3.7 points per game.