It seems as though Jimmer Fredette’s time with the Knicks has come and gone. He was signed to the Knicks following some strong performances with the Developmental League affiliate team in Westchester. According to reports on Wednesday, his contract will not be extended. New York will not be signing the 27-year-old guard.
In the two games of his 10-day contract, he played a total of five minutes and did not play at all in three games. In that time he did knock down a three-pointer just before the buzzer in the Knicks 122-95 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on last Monday, February 22 during his 1:49 of play.
Fredette also played the final 3:13 on Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers and made 4-of-5 free throws. In the final minutes of the game, there was a wave of “Jimmer” chants in the 104-85 loss. He did not play in three games and logged 1:49 in another contest.
The guard tried to make the most of the time he was allotted for a good showing in front of interim coach Kurt Rambis. Even though fans have been actively asking for him to join the Knicks and cheering for him, the coaching staff does not think his performances were enough.
Jimmer received a chance in the league after his outstanding performances and statistics with Westchester. He is averaging 21.8 points on 46.4percent shooting and 40.5 percent from three-point range in the D-League. He also averages 4.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.
The former BYU standout is a great point guard in the D-league exhibiting his dribbling skills, athleticism, and perimeter shooting ability. Although this may be it for a chance with the Knicks, perhaps the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft can find his chance with another franchise in the future.
The Knicks are still looking for a point guard to join the team. The New York Daily News reported that they were considering either Ray McCallum or Tim Frazier.
New York had also been having discussions about pursuing point guard Ty Lawson, after he was waived by the Rockets on Tuesday, but it seems as though they will not be acting on that.