The Phoenix Suns have reached a deal to sign protector Jimmer Fredette, the team announced Friday.

The two-year deal has a team option from the next year, sources told ESPN’s Ian Begley. The terms of the deal had been first reported by 98.7 FM Arizona Sports.

The 2011 Naismith College Player of the Year at BYU, Fredette played with the past 3 seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association. In November, he scored 75 points to the Shanghai Sharks in a loss to Beikong.

Fredette, 30, has been the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. The Milwaukee Bucks chose him and traded his rights to the Sacramento Kings.

The Suns will be the first time NBA stop for Fredette, who last played for the ny Knicks throughout the 2015-16 season.

In five NBA seasons, Fredette has averaged 6.0 points and 1.4 assists per game.


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