Panathinaikos president: “Fredette is free to go”

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Giannis Askounis

04/Jul/20 16:05

Panathinaikos OPAP president, Takis Triantopoulos confirms Jimmer Fredette will not be returning in Greece.

By Johnny Askounis/

Roster adjustments are underway at Panathinaikos OPAP. The new era recently officially launched will not include Jimmer Fredette, confirmed newly appointed team president Takis Triantopoulos on Friday’s press conference about the new season.

“We don’t have anything new about him,” he mentioned referring to the status of the 31-year-old American guard, “He is informed that he is free to go, his agent also knows this and he is on the market for a new team. We are waiting for any new development.”

The former BYU standout inked a two-year contract last summer but will not return for the 2020-21 season. After the COVID-19 crisis, his contract became too hefty for Panathinaikos. All involved parties seem to understand the situation and are looking for a solution. Typically, however, Fredette still has a contract with the Greeks for next season.

His first European campaign, cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, saw him average 12.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per Turkish Airlines EuroLeague contest. Fredette shot 41.7% from long range. He also put up 13.7 points per game in Greece’s Basket League.

Despite evolving into an NCAA star at a young age, Fredette struggled to maintain pace into his professional career playing in 241 NBA matches between five teams. Apart from his move to Greece, competed in China’s CBA as a member of the Shanghai Sharks from 2016 to 2019.