Westchester Knicks draft Jimmer Fredette in Saturday’s D-League draft
- Updated: November 1, 2015
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The Westchester Knicks made Jimmer Fredette their second pick in Saturday’s D-League draft.
Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011 as the 10th overall pick but traded right away to Sacramento Kings, Jimmer was coming as the national scoring champ and player of the year, being brought to California in order to save the franchise from being relocated to Anaheim.
Fredette failed however to find his place in the league and after three seasons in Sacramento where he never averaged more than 7.6 points and 1.8 assists, he was traded to Chicago, then the New Orleans and eventually to San Antonio who released him.
New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher however, was intrigued by the pick:
I’m happy for Jimmer that he’s going to get an opportunity within our organization. Even with our D-League team, we’re trying to establish a certain way of doing things, so we want all guys to feel valued and appreciated. When we get back to New York, hopefully we’ll get a chance to get to know him a little bit more.