Jimmer Fredette saw the floor for one last time with the Pelicans on Wednesday night in a seven-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder before he was waived by New Orleans on Thursday. He played 3:57 in the loss and finished with no points, but didn’t attempt a shot. In fact, the only stat he managed in the final appearance of his second stint in New Orleans was a turnover.
All in all, he appeared in four games during his six games with the Pelicans and registered two points on 1 for 4 shooting from the floor to go along with one assist, one steal and a turnover in 13 total minutes.
For his NBA career, he has played 233 games and averaged 6.0 points on 41.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 38 percent from 3-point range and 87.8 percent from the free-throw line. He added 1.4 assists, 1.0 reboinds and 0.4 steals in 13.5 minutes a game.
While his next move is not guaranteed, he is under contract with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League, and would have to buy his way out of that deal if he chose to head overseas.
The D-League version of the Knicks started their regular season last week with a pair of home wins. They beat the Maine Red Claws 105-103 to start the year and followed that up with a 83-79 win over the Erie BayHawks.
The Mike Miller coached Knicks are currently have 10 men on the roster, including some familiar faces from the NCAA. The starting five for the first two games has been DaJuan Summers (Georgetown), Travis Trice (Michigan State), Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sean Marshall (Boston College) and Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State). Three players have seen significant minutes of the bench, including Darion Atkins (Virginia), Wesley Saunders (Harvard) and Jordon Crawford (Bowling Green).
Summers and Trice have carried the offense during the opening part of the 50-game schedule. Summers is averaging 29 points on 54.3 percent shooting from the floor with 10 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 39.5 minutes while Trice is putting up 20 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 57.1 percent from 3-point land. He is also averaging 7.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 38.5 minutes.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 13 points on 43.5 percent shooting with 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and a steal in 37.5 minutes while Marshall has chipped in with 11 points on 33.3 percent shooting from the field with 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 37 minutes. Bachynski rounds out the starting lineup with 8.5 points on 58.3 percent shooting to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 assists in 24.5 minutes.
Atkins has been the biggest contributor off the bench with 6.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the floor with 3.0 steals, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 26.5 minutes.
Westchester is back on the floor this weekend with their third home game in a row before they head on the road. First up is a home contest against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Friday night before they head out to face the Canton Charge on Saturday night. The Skyforce are 0-1 on the season while the Charge have started out the year 0-2.
One of the players to watch for the Charge is former Westminster guard Michael Stockton who is the son over former Utah Jazz legend John Stockton.
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