The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a buyout agreement with third-year guard Jimmer Fredette, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.
The former BYU sensation who was drafted 10th overall in 2010 never found a consistent role with the Kings, and it appeared likely leading up to the Feb. 20 trade deadline that he would be sent elsewhere.
But when that wasn't the case, he clearly wanted to play these final months leading up to free agency somewhere other than Sacramento rather than continue to struggle for playing time with the Kings.
This season, Fredette was averaging 11.3 minutes and 5.9 points per game (47.5% overall, 49.3% from three-point range).
The Kings decided at the start of the regular season not to pick up Fredette's team option for the 2014-15 season that would have paid him $3.1 million. Yahoo! Sports first reported that the two sides were nearing an agreement.