Jimmer Fredette rumors link the former BYU guard to the New York Knicks. The Fredette rumors started up again after he found a lot of success at the D-League All-Star Game, and now he might get the shot to play for another NBA team. A report from the New York Post states that the Knicks have an open roster spot, which is why there have been rumors of him joining the team.
There are a lot of NBA trade rumors that involve the Knicks right now, which is why the team would likely wait until after the NBA trade deadline to make a move on Jimmer Fredette. His agent has already been in contact with several teams (including the Knicks), so it might just be a matter of time until he signs his next NBA contract.
On Saturday, February 13, Fredette won the MVP in the D-League All-Star Game. By scoring 35 points in the game, Fredette caused a number of NBA teams to take notice again. His averages in the D-League are 22.6 points and 4.8 assists a night, but it’s still questionable whether those numbers could translate to the NBA.
Since getting selected as the 10th overall selection of the 2011 NBA Draft, Jimmer Fredette has been with a number of teams. After the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him, Fredette was traded to the Sacramento Kings. He remained with the Kings until he was waived during the 2013-14 NBA season. Since then, Fredette has been with the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, and New Orleans Pelicans.
Fredette appeared in four games for the Pelicans this year, averaging just 3.3 minutes a game before getting waived. Now he is a free agent who can sign with any NBA team that will have him. During 233 total NBA games, Jimmer Fredette has averaged 13.5 minutes, 6.0 points, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 rebounds per game. He has done it on 41 percent shooting from the field, 38 percent from three-point range, and 87.8 percent from the free throw line.
The promise that Fredette showed in college for BYU hasn’t translated to the NBA yet. In his senior season at BYU, Fredette averaged 28.9 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. NBA teams hoped he could be a decent shooter in the league, but it just hasn’t worked out for him yet. At 26-years-old, Fredette could now be facing his last opportunity to catch on with an NBA franchise. He spoke with the New York Post about the potential of playing for the Knicks or another team.
“I feel I’ve definitely proven I can still play and provide something for a team out there. I’ve shown that. And I’m definitely confident if I do get an opportunity, I’ll be able to produce. The D-League has helped me to get better and develop as a basketball player. I hope there’ll be a team that takes notice and gives me a chance. You never know what could happen — whether it’s the Knicks or another team. I’m hopeful there is a team that will arise, but I’m not positive who that will be.”
There are certain to be more Jimmer Fredette rumors once the NBA trade deadline has passed, because at that point, teams will have a better feel for how their rosters will shake out. As a free agent, Fredette could then sign a contract with any team that has an open roster slot. Will another NBA franchise give the former BYU star a chance to show that he can play at a high level in the league? Is Jimmer Fredette finally going to get the chance to show what his fans have been clamoring to see for the past four years?
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