The Jazz, Hawks, Suns and Knicks are teams with some level of interest in Jimmer Fredette, as Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net hears. The Spurs are set to waive Fredette today, as Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported. Any of those teams could claim his one-year, minimum-salary contract off waivers, though they’d have to assume responsibility for his $507,711 partial guarantee if they did. They could negotiate a contract without a guarantee if he clears waivers.
A return to Utah would be a homecoming of sorts for the former BYU star. The Jazz are already down to 15 players, but three of them are without full guarantees on their deals, so the team has flexibility. Phoenix is in a similar spot, with 15 players, including two with non-guaranteed contracts. The Hawks have 13 full guarantees, but Mike Muscala seems like a “lock” for the regular season roster, and former second-round pick Lamar Patterson, who’s seen plenty of preseason playing time, has a partially guaranteed deal. The Knicks have 13 full guarantees, but Langston Galloway appears secure for the 14th spot, and like Atlanta, they have a former second-round pick in Thanasis Antetokounmpo competing for spot No. 15.
Of course, Fredette is a former lottery pick, having gone 10th overall to the Kings in 2011. Still, he didn’t make too much impact in his rookie season, and his numbers have declined since. He shot only 18.8% from three-point range last season with the Pelicans and didn’t make a three-pointer in the preseason this month for the Spurs.
Do you think the Jazz, Hawks, Suns or Knicks make sense for Fredette? Leave a comment to share your thoughts.
11 thoughts on “Jazz, Hawks, Suns, Knicks Eye Jimmer Fredette”
Jazz and Suns make sense. Suns have Ronnie price as a backup
To be honest, I think Jimmer needs to take what he can get at this point, even if it means little to no PT and virtually no game time to get into his groove. The Jazz or the Knicks could be good choices, since he has a built-in fanbase and gets so much hate elsewhere
The best option I think would be to get on a (perhaps poor) team that will give him PT and a role, since he doesn’t seem to thrive under limited minutes—be that in the D-league, Europe, or an NBA team that has room and needs a scorer
He not good if anything he will be a alright backup for the knicks
The Knicks would b the logical choice 4 Jimmer Fredette. He would get the playing time from a team that is’nt deep at all in talent level.
I would love if the new knicks can get him.
the knicks don’t need another slow guard in the backcourt. they already have defensive liabilities in jose calderon and sasha vujacic.
D-league, so that he can learn to play as a team player
Jf still got it.
The best fix for JF is new York knick.new roster he fix in.