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NBA Free Agency: Jimmer Fredette to Spurs, Pablo Prigioni to Clippers

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If there’s any team that can save Jimmer Fredette‘s career, it’s the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs will try to do just that, as the team announced Wednesday that they’ve signed Fredette to a contract. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski had some details:

Fredette was the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, but his career has been a disappointment. While he’s shown some potential as a shooter, knocking down 38.1 percent from three for his career, he really can’t do anything else. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings and spent two-plus seasons there before latching on with the Chicago Bulls.

However, Fredette barely played with the Bulls and moved on to the New Orleans Pelicans last season. Unfortunately, he was a disaster in New Orleans, averaging 3.6 points while shooting 38 percent overall and 18.8 percent from three in 10.2 minutes per game. He appeared in 50 games.

Playing in the Spurs’ system could bring out the best in Fredette, but there’s just as good a chance he flames out. But it’s a low-risk move, so it’s hard to criticize.

San Antonio wasn’t the only Western Conference contender to make a move on Wednesday:

Pablo Prigioni was just traded to the Denver Nuggets in the Ty Lawson deal, but the veteran point guard was waived soon after. Upon clearing waivers, the Los Angeles Clippers scooped him up.

Prigioni, 38, will provide a veteran backcourt presence on the bench to go along with the younger Austin Rivers. Prigioni saw a good amount of playing time in the postseason with the Houston Rockets thanks to the Patrick Beverley injury, and while he shot poorly throughout his time with the Rockets, he’s a steady player at the point.

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