Former BYU star guard Jimmer Fredette has been named to the Golden State Warriors summer league roster, according to Warriors assistant general manager Larry Harris.
Jimmer Fredette signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on March 21 after playing three seasons in China. The former Naismith Men’s Player of the Year was set to make just shy of $2 million for the 2019-20 season with the Suns, but though nothing has been announced by the team, it seems he is no longer on contract with Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns will decline guard Jimmer Fredette’s team option for the 2019-20 season, clearing way for him to play for the Golden State Warriors in NBA Summer League, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2019
Jimmer’s contract came with a team option for the 2019-20 season, which means his salary was not guaranteed and he could be released at any time. It seems that the Suns are not picking up their team option on the former No. 10 overall pick, which allows him to join the Warriors’ summer league roster.
Warriors assistant GM says Jimmer will be on Golden State’s Summer League roster
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) June 24, 2019
The Warriors’ summer league schedule is set to begin on on July 1 in Sacramento, California. Jimmer and the Warriors will play the Kings, Lakers and Heat, with the chance of moving on to play in the knockout stages held in Cox Pavillion, home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The consolation and knockout rounds begin on July 12.
Jimmer averaged 3.7 points and 1.3 assists per game while averaging 10.8 minutes of playing time with the Suns in 2019. Jimmer could find himself in a fitting setting with the Warriors as the team heavily relies on their 3-point shooting and quick ball movement.