NBA Trade News: Pelicans Re-Sign Guard Jimmer Fredette
New Orleans Pelicans has signed Jimmer Fredette with their hardship exception, according to sources. The Pelicans were granted an injury exception on Monday, after they were denied in the first week of the regular season.Advertisement
Wetchester Knicks signed Jimmer Fredette as second overall pick in the NBA D-League draft. Fredette spent last season with the Pelicans but was cut short by the San Antonio Spurs in the preseason.
New Orleans Pelicans had awful 0-6 start this season, after being plagued by injuries. Jrue Holiday is on a playing restriction, Fredette will be able to provide back-up support to Pelicans’ back-court. 26-year-old Fredette featured in 50 games for the Pelicans last season, where he averaged 3.6 points and 10.2 minutes per game.
The 6-foot-2 point guard was waived by the San Antonio Spurs during their training camp. He signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Spurs to try his luck for an open roster spot, which finally was grabbed by veteran star Rasual Butler.
Fredette came to limelight as a scorer and shooter at BYU. After researching overseas option he settled for Development League. He was picked 10th overall in the NBA draft of 2011.