Speculation continues to mount that Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti will attempt to trade for underused Sacramento Kings shooting guard Jimmer Fredette before the 2012-2013 campaign commences on November 1.
Fredette, who was taken out of Brigham Young University by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in a mere 18.6 minutes of action during his rookie season.
The 6-foot-2, 195 pound scoring phenomenon, who deservedly won every major National Player of the Year honor as a senior Cougar, can shoot the ball from anywhere on the court and his aggressive nature poses problems for defenses.
Sacramento head coach Keith Smart looks like he possesses a 24th chromosome by steadfastly refusing to give Fredette quality minutes on the hardwood.
Since the former Hoosiers hero sparingly plays the sixth ranked high school scorer in the history of New York, Presti should make a move to acquire Fredette.
Durant, a three-time scoring champ, once tweeted that “Jimmer Fredette is the greatest scorer in the world!”
In actuality, Fredette is not “the greatest scorer in the world!”
However, Jimmer Fredette, with his skills, swagger, confidence and diligence, could be the piece to propel the Thunder to a title.
Sam Presti needs to swiftly act and bring “Jimmermania” to “The 405.”by