Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette is expected to be added to the New York Knicks 15-man roster.
Jimmer Fredette is back on his way to the NBA. The New York Knicks have an open roster spot and that spot is likely to be filled by Fredette.
The Knicks plan to sign Jimmer Fredette with their open roster spot, league sources tell ESPN. Story coming.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 19, 2016
Begley is also reporting that Fredette will be signed as early as next week to a 10-day contract.
Fredette was dominated the NBA D-League as one of the leagues leading scorer by averaging 22.3 points per game which is good enough for fourth in the conference. He also scored 35 points in the D-League All-Star game in Toronto to earn the MVP award.
The Knicks attempted to find a guard in the trade market but they were unable to make a deal, so the next option is to look to their Westchester Knicks roster and bring up Fredette.
The former National Player of the Year is from New York and grew up a Knicks fan, and now he might be able to suit up for his childhood team.
New York is five games out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot and have an interim head coach in Kurt Rambis, so they are not out of the playoff race. The Knicks are likely adding the best option to help their roster in hopes of squeaking into the playoffs, and maybe that person is Fredette to help this run and stick beyond the 10-day contract he will sign.
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