Cavaliers among teams interested in Jimmer Fredette

The potential for a Wine and Gold whiteout may soon increase as the Cleveland Cavaliers are among teams interested in acquiring impending free agent Jimmer Fredette, though it has been categorized as “unlikely.”

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Fredette, who is presently in buyout negotiations with the Sacremento Kings, could be a free agent as soon as Thursday. Fredette’s representatives have already commenced talks with interested teams, with one source saying that the third-year shooting guard is giving strong consideration to signing with a “playoff team in the East.” The Cavaliers, presently four games back in the Eastern Conference, are reportedly joined by the Chicago Bulls in terms of potential suitors of the former BYU standout.

The Akron Beacon-Journal reported that the Cavaliers’ level of interest in Fredette could depend on the health of guards Dion Waiters (ankle), C.J. Miles (knee) and  Jarrett Jack (season-long slump), whose respective situations are allegedly expected to be clarified Thursday. Recently adding stretch center Spencer Hawes to the fold, the team is still on the lookout for a consistent three-point specialist—Jimmer Fredette, a career 40-percent 3-point shooter, fits this very mold.

  • RGB

    Is Brown going to fix his defense, too?

  • Lunch

    Hmm.. If the Cavs decided to get Jimmer, does that mean C.J.Miles’ days are numbered?

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack
  • Jimmer Fredette

    LOL as ‘whiteout.’

  • BenRM

    Isn’t he up at the end of the year anyway?

  • BenRM

    If this means Jack & Delly receive fewer shots, I’m sold.

  • Lunch

    I think so, but I’m wondering if C.J. will be waived to make room for Jimmer? Sure they could waive the other guy that they just signed recently, but then who will get the minutes when both players are healthy and available?

  • mgbode

    you think the Cavs can have enough under-sized SGs?

  • Lunch

    Heh! I guess they figure, it’s working out with a number of our backcourt players, so why don’t we give Jimmer a shot.

  • technivore

    Delly, Jimmer, Karasev, Zeller, Hawes. Get it done, Griffin!

  • Jeffrey Brown


    We need a shooter. I am tired of watching crappy shooting. Let these guys drive to the basket, pass into the box, get doubled, and kick out to a wide open Jimmer to rain down 3s. Sign me up.