Hoops Rumors Community Shootaround 1/2/16

Jimmer Fredette hasn’t lived up to expectation since entering the league as the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft, but he has impressed since re-joining New York’s D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. Ticket sales, and not strictly Fredette’s basketball skills, reportedly fueled the team’s decision to select Fredette in the D-League draft, yet after an impressive stretch of games, I bet the team is happy to have him on its side. The BYU product torched the Delaware 87ers today, accumulating 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

The Knicks are looking to add a young scorer or a shooter in the backcourt, as sources told Ian Begley of ESPN.com a few weeks ago. Team president Phil Jackson apparently likes Fredette, as Begley wrote at the time, and he would seem to fit a need. New York is running the triangle much better than last year, but the offense runs stagnant at times, as the team is only scoring 97.5 points per game, which is the seventh worst mark in the league. Adding Fredette, who is a career 38.0% shooter from downtown, might be a good way to bring in some offense without making a drastic change.

That leads us to tonight’s shootaround topic: Should the Knicks sign Jimmer Fredette to bolster their offense and if not New York, is there another team that would be a good fit for him? Being mindful of our commenting policy, let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are. We look forward to what you have to share.

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zac
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zac
8 months 22 days ago

Fredette is to short and doesnt have enough quickness to make it as a scorer in the nba. If they want scoring Jordan Crawford comes to mind or even Eric Greene would be a better signing that could make an impact and not want to hijack the offense

Vic
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Vic
8 months 22 days ago

He can score in bunches in the NBA. The guy just needed to find his groove again. He’s proving he’s coming back or is back already.

Knicks need his offense. They still need a PG though

omar jimenez
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omar jimenez
8 months 22 days ago

If Jimmer will listen and put the right work in, then sure, get him. Also, addressing the right role for him as well as being flexible with his play. Unfortunately he’s been a bad pro so far and hasn’t added to his game like Steph Curry or JJ Reddick – guys who were successful in college, but not the quickest or most atheltic. If Phil and Fish can get him motivated, kudos.

Aaron
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Aaron
8 months 22 days ago

If anyone thinks Jimmer Fredette is going to sole ANY of the Knicks problems they need to be checked out. Knicks backcourt D is already awful. We need a 2 way guard that can score
At the hoop and play D.

Dave4585
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Dave4585
8 months 22 days ago

I don’t know if he will be a help or not but with a roster spot open and Sasha Vujacic being on this team I don’t see how any harm is done.

JT19
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JT19
8 months 22 days ago

Any trade the Knicks make for backcourt help is going to be interesting. They have basically no assets that they would probably be willing to move that other teams would want. Only way the Knicks would be able to get some major help would be to trade more picks which is the last thing they should do.

Speaq
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Speaq
8 months 22 days ago
Jimmer has been bounced around a few times already. He can shoot, but he’s not a proven scorer. Meaning he has an inability in the nba to create his own shot. I believe if you bring him off the bench and stress to him that he is a strictly “set shooter” he can def help a team. I don’t want to overstate this but he can be some what of a John paxson or Steve Kerr but only if he is given screens and used to his best ability.which it to shoot. Plenty of nba stars have made a living… Read more »
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