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Rotowire: Jul 22 / 2:29p ET
News: Fredette is finalizing a deal to sign with the Spurs, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Impact: Fredette's future in the NBA was looking bleak after he once again failed to consistently be part of a rotation in his fourth NBA season, as he appeared in just 50 games for the Pelicans in 2014-15 and played just 10 minutes per game. However, it looks as if the Spurs are going to give the sharp-shooter an opportunity. There is a chance this pans out for the organization given that they lost some depth in their backcourt last season with both Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli signing elsewhere, but the former BYU star will still likely have to prove his worth in training camp. Should Fredette's time with the team extend beyond preseason, he would be able to provide a shooting stroke off the bench that the team currently feels they lack.
StatsLLC: Jul 22 / 12:00a ET
News: The Spurs have signed Fredette. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Wednesday.
Impact: The former BYU player spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points, 1.4 assists and 10.2 minutes. He has career averages of 6.1 points and 1.4 assists in 229 games in four seasons with Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans.
Rotowire: Jun 9 / 2:47p ET
News: Fredette, in his fourth NBA season and final under a guaranteed contract, appeared in just 50 games for the Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points and 1.2 assists over 10 minutes per game.
Impact: Fredette continues to struggle to find a role in the NBA, and it's still not looking too good for the former college hoops superstar. Through the entire 2014-15 season, Fredette was buried on a roster filled with point guards, and it appeared that New Orleans was doing everything they could to not put him on the floor. When starter Jrue Holiday went down with a leg injury, Tyreke Evans took over the starting duties, and then the team went out and acquired Norris Cole via a trade with the Heat and Toney Douglas via free agency. Both players immediately found the floor in a reserve role before Fredette. Even when Fredette did see the floor, he still did not impress, as he shot 38 percent from the field and just 18.8 percent from behind the arc, which is supposed to be his claim to fame. The former lottery pick is now a free agent heading into the offseason, and while it's likely a team takes a chance on him because of his offensive potential, Fredette is running out of time and opportunities to make an impact in this league.