Under the exception, teams can extend their roster to 16 players if four players miss at least three games. Fredette, who was on the training camp roster San Antonio Spurs, was drafted by the New York Knicks’ D-League affiliate on Oct. 31.
Fredette played 50 games with New Orleans last season, averaging 3.6 points per game. In his career, Fredette has averaged 6.1 points, 1.4 assists and one rebound per game in four seasons with the Pelicans, Bulls and Kings.
Fredette was drafted 10th overall in 2011 after winning national player of the year his final season in college. The Pelicans are currently dealing with injuries to Omer Asik, Jrue Holiday, Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole and Tyreke Evans.