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.