The Knicks plan to sign guard Jimmer Fredette from the team’s D-League affiliate, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Ian Begley was first to report the news.
Fredette, 26, was selected by the Westchester Knicks in the D-League draft but signed by the Pelicans shortly thereafter. He played 13 minutes in four games before being reacquired by the Knicks.
In the D-League All-Star Game last weekend, Fredette scored a 35 points, the most in the history of the event, and was named MVP. He is fourth in the D-League with 22.3 points per game this season.
Fredette starred at BYU before being taken with the 10th pick in the 2011 draft. He began his NBA career with the Kings, who cut him midway through his third season. In 233 career NBA games, he has averaged 6.0 points and 1.4 assists.
“I feel I’ve definitely proven I can still play and provide something for a team out there,” Fredette told the New York Post earlier this week.
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The Knicks have an open roster space after declining to sign another D-League player, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, to a second 10-day contract.
- Dan Gartland