One of the most prolific shooters in NCAA history could have been a Knick last summer.
This June, the club has an opportunity to trade up to draft the native of Glens Falls, New York. An opportunity, the team is likely to pursue.
Alan Hahn, from Newsday.com, has the inside scoop on the Knicks pursuit of Jimmer:
There are plenty of expectations for the BYU star, who was the college Player of the Year this past season. And one of them is that he won’t be available for the Knicks , who have the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft. But according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Knicks are looking for a deal that will help them move up in the draft to land the sharpshooter from upstate Glens Falls.
The issue, of course, is the team’s lack of assets to offer in a trade, which, right now, would be to offer either Toney Douglas or Landry Fields along with their pick.
Currently, NBADraft.net has defensive-minded Florida State forward Chris Singleton (6-9, 230) going to New York at #17.
In other news, the team is considering inviting Bonzi Wells to training camp. Marc Berman from the New York Post had this to say:
At their two-day free-agent tryout camp that ended yesterday, the player that by far impressed the most was 34-year-old veteran shooting guard Bonzi Wells, who has been out of the league since 2008.
The Knicks actually are considering inviting him to training camp — whenever that is, pending a new labor agreement. Whether they offer him a guaranteed pact is unclear.
It looks like the front office plans to be busy this off-season, and it wouldn’t surprise me, if the Knicks are an active participant starting draft night – June 23.
If we lose Fields for Fredette, I am going to shoot that 'stache off D'Antoni's face.