Fredette came into the league with a lot of hype, the result of his scoring exploits at BYU. The Kings made a trade to draft him 10th overall -- five spots ahead of Kawhi Leonard -- but he never found his footing in Sacramento, coming off the bench for limited minutes. He was then traded to Chicago, where his role shrunk even more. Last season he played for the Pelicans and couldn't really crack the rotation, averaging 10 minutes a game and appearing in just 50 contests.
The most intriguing part of Fredette's skill set has always been his outside shot and that's what has intrigued the Spurs, according to the reports. He has a career average of 38 percent on field goals from beyond the arc and can both pull up or hit spot up shots. He's never been able to replicate the success he had in college during his four-year NBA career but he showed flashes of potential as a productive bench player before being shipped out of Sacramento.
Training camp contracts are make-good deals and Wojnorowski reports Fredette's only carries "a small financial guarantee." Teams can carry up to 20 players in the offseason, so this signing doesn't mean the Spurs have filled the 15th roster spot for the regular season. It simply represents a chance for the coaching staff to see if the 26-year-old former lottery pick has some untapped potential.