The Knicks need help at point guard spot — but Jimmer Fredette is not that answer.
The Knicks’ signed their D-League star to a 10-day contract, but he played just five minutes in two games and hit the only shot he took (a three). And that’s the only shot he’s going to get, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.
For the handful of remaining Fredette faithful, they thought he might be getting another chance. For Knicks fans forced to watch terrible point guard play, particularly on defense, the theory was “he can’t be worse.”
Interim coach Kurt Rambis didn’t see it that way. The Knicks are looking at other options.
While Fredette averaged 21.8 points and shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range in the D-League for the Westchester Knicks, but shooting was never the issue. The challenge was always defense (where he was as bad or worse than the guys the Knicks were playing) and he is not a good playmaker at the NBA level. He’s not been able to adapt his game to the role he would have to play in the NBA.
I’d say this was his last shot in the NBA, but I said that last time. We’ll see if another team will take a flier on him.