Growing up as a New York Knicks fan in upstate New York, Jimmer Fredette — who was signed to a 10-day contract by New York from the franchise’s NBA D-League affiliate in Westchester on Monday — described being able to play for his childhood team as a “dream come true”.
Speaking to NBADLeague.com shortly after finding out he was going to see his dream become a reality, an excited Fredette talked about how he knew the Knicks had “watched him a lot” this season and he was hoping to “provide a spark” for the team.
How exactly can he help a Knicks team which is nine games below .500 and six games out of the Playoffs?
“My thing that I can do is score the basketball,” Fredette said. “I can help provide that off the bench and be able to go in and be aggressive and try to score the basketball, but makes plays for everyone else as well.”
The former 1st-round pick out of BYU and 2011 National College Player of the Year has had quite a week from scoring a record 35 points in the NBA D-League All-Star Game on his way to being named MVP to this 10-day contract with the Knicks. He will have five games over that 10-day span to “provide something for them that they like and see something they can build with for the future.”