It's time to free Jimmer Fredette.
"The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are finalizing a buyout agreement on his contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports," reports Adrian Wojnarowksi. And if he's no longer with the Kings, he'll finally have an opportunity to shine elsewhere.
Ever since reaching mythical status at BYU and getting thousands of basketball fans to yell out "Jimmer range!" as they launched a deep three-pointer, the point guard has been unable to stick in the Sac-Town rotation. The Kings selected him with the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but he's started just seven games in his three-year career.
Despite showing improvement each season, Jimmer has been employed by a Sacramento organization that staunchly refuses to give him much of a chance to show off his skills over a lengthy period.
Intrigued by his incredible talent from beyond the arc and the untapped nature of his game, plenty of teams will come calling once the buyout is completed. Assuming he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign wherever he sees fit.
The "Free Jimmer" movement will finally be complete. And due to the combination of need, off-court appeal and stylistic fit, these five teams would make the most sense of all when it comes to his next landing spot.