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Fredette has been a per-36-minute stud this season.
Jimmer Fredette has long since fallen out of favor with the Sacramento Kings organization, but it's hard to shake the feeling that he could be a useful NBA player in the right situation.
Fredette's a career 40 percent shooter from deep and is hitting a whopping 47 percent on the year.
Like most cheap shooters, Fredette is a big minus on the defensive end, but unlike most cheap shooters, he's a competent shot creator and secondary ball-handler.
Fredette's averaging nearly five assists per 36 minutes, and while his high turnover rate (17 percent) takes some of the luster off that number, he's certainly capable of creating shots for himself and his teammates.
Part of the problem with the Timberwolves bench is that J.J. Barea is more or less its only source of offense.
Chase Budinger's return was supposed to alleviate a lot of Barea's offensive responsibility, but he's been disappointing thus far. Fredette would at the very least take some of the pressure off of Barea and could help out with the second unit's spacing as well.
Fredette has always been a terrific spot-up shooter, but he's also been surprisingly good in the pick-and-roll this season, per Synergy Spots Technology (subscription required).
He turns the ball over a tad too much in those sets, but he's an able passer and can hit those Stephen Curry-esque pick-and-roll threes that put so much pressure on opposing defenses.
Fredette's averaging just 11 minutes a game with the Kings, and Sacramento likely wouldn't ask for much in return for him. Given the minutes, he could be an intriguing off-the-bench scorer for the Wolves.