Knicks not ruling out Fredette

The Knicks aren’t ruling out the recently-bought out Jimmer Fredette (Wojnarowski).

New York is looking to shore up their defense, though, instead of adding another shooter.




51 comments
donche
donche

So..wouldn't we need an actual shooter before we can add another one?

We have good individual defenders... just sit Felton and stop switching... we will be fine.

Shannon doesn't fix an issue...JR and Tim should get minutes and what does Shannon fix?

We need a PG that can shoot or get to the rack

Shannon isn't either

Jon Leech
Jon Leech

we need to get this kid!!!!!!!!

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

LOL Felton... what an idiot...

knickstape
knickstape

Does anyone really think this season will have a high impact on weather Melo stays or goes? This is pure speculation but i have to assume Dolan spoke to Melo and explained that the reason Woodson is staying the rest of the year is because no big name coach would ump in right now and that what they are looking for.


The Knicks need to make a few moves in the offseason trade Shump for a pick or package him with Bargnani or Stat (Both will be expiring contracts) Stat in particular can help a team tank with his embarrassing defense.


Most likely Felton won't be with the team after this situation works itself out so we will also need to sign or trade for a PG and i think Rondo and possibly Westbrook if him and KD don't work out will be on the market.


We have to stop being so mad we didn't make any deadline deals because no deal is better than a terrible one. So far Mills hasn't done anything wrong 

sankofa
sankofa

The knicks should cut Murray...if he's not going to get minutes. Murray is a solid defender, but hes no lock down defender. I've been saying over the last few weeks we should sign Fredette....he has a defined NBA skill. He a GREAT shooter.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

the Knicks should bring in Bill Belichick

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Fredette would be a good pick up offensively.

bklyndude
bklyndude

If Mike D'Antoni is still coaching in this league,  Fredette would be nuts to sign anywhere else.   

Defense is an option on D'Antoni teams,  not a must.

Simone Camouche
Simone Camouche

I think Freddette would be great pick-up. With Hardaway Jr. and JR (when he's on) as additional sharpshooters, yet can go to the basket, he could definitely work. Because let's face it, long w/ defenders (and a coach), the Knicks need more people who can share the scoring load. Of course this is based on whether Woodson will be able to come up w/ a rotation that'll utilize him... which is shaky at best. 

Mets0987
Mets0987

I'm in school on knicksblog bored asf.

Mets0987
Mets0987

He can probably make a shot, when Melo passes the ball.

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

No move is about saving the season anymore, its about saving entertainment value at this point, and I could use some. The Knicks defense is the best display of zombies on television, sorry Walking Dead.

rgm891
rgm891

I cant wait to see a starting five of Fredette THJR JR Melo Stat. If the opposing team doesn't average at least 120 you have done something terribly wrong.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Not a Fredette fan at all. Not even when he was in college shooting from 50 ft. He is shooting 49% on 3's this year though. 

barnaby87
barnaby87

We have two open roster spots; potentially a third with Felton.  Why not add a 3 point specialist?  Not saying we need to load him up with minutes, but give the guy 15 minutes a game or so and let him be the new Novak.

rgm891
rgm891

Melo just tell Dolan Woodson is not working.  You're our only hope for getting this burnt potato fired.  Save us all from this misery.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

watch Fredette come in and pull a J Lin we'll make playoffs based on a 20-4 Run 

Marvel
Marvel

would erase the felton story..



and woodson,,, king switch, king leave ya man for no reason is the defensive problem..


KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

We all knew this was coming...Welcome Home Fredette join the 3 point barrage of Chucking. 

We all know he's coming here

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Lol only TKB will go an entire weekend without a thread and then give us 4 before 1:00 pm. I love you, TKB. 

Mike
Mike

new knicks meme:


worried about defense
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cuts ron artest

mike23
mike23

Get it done knicks, worry about the defensive player with the other open spot, Who is this great defender they would be interested in bringing in? 

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

One solid defender that you may add isn't going to do jack. The problem is internal. You have a 'defensive coach' that has been called out by Hawks fans and now Knicks fans for years on not knowing how to defend the pick and roll.

Mike
Mike

hometown kid, great shooter, just lit up the garden...the knicks should be the first team on the phone was his agent.


there's really no reason not to sign him.

C0P0
C0P0

Should be running to his house. 

Marvel
Marvel

He would be a no brainer from a PR standpoint.. honestly it shouldn't be a question at all for the Gm..

 from a basketball aspect. yes, must pair him with shump /murry



a must sign imo.


 

knickstape
knickstape

@sankofa  hell probably play now with this Felton drama…..but Jimmer is probably a worse defender than Felton i don't get why people want Jimmer he's not good his career game just happened to be against us but so is every other players career night

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@Jerry Gee MIA wont happen. LA has Dantoni, lets not forget. And no star in their right mind would go to Chicago until they watch D.Rose play a full healthy season

Simone Camouche
Simone Camouche

@OLDKNICK  Yeah... suddenly it doesn't look that bad. Of course it doesn't diminish his on-court antics or lack of consistent play. This is NYC; didn't he read about what happened to Plaxico Burress? And he was actually  at the top of his career, not, for example, rated as the worst point guard in the league. 

Mets0987
Mets0987

Some girls could be a bitc*

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

@KnickelusKnickleby . I was thinking the same thing. Remember when everyone was talking about Lin the same way and when he was giving a chance he shine. Maybe we can strike lighting in the bottle with this one too. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Marvel  I've never seen a team leave the man WITH the ball as much as our lovely Knicks. 


I'm adding: King DoubleForNoReason  

mike23
mike23

@onewhoknix  exactly, Woodson not helping this team, might as well give an assistant an opportunity rest of the season but let them know the knicks are going to look for a new coach after the season so there is no illusion that they would be kept on even if the knicks played well. Philosophy changes are needed as this season isn't getting any better with Woodson around. 

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@mike23 @onewhoknix You can completely tell that Tyson has quit for weeks now on trying to plug every single hole on this sinking ship we call defense.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@Jerry Gee @Kvdaone I dont believe Melo is leaving. I think he will force the org to make moves. He will be included in everything. Melo has too much integrity to team hop for a ring. He forced his way here so he has to make it work

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@Jerry Gee @Kvdaone I dont care! lol. They always gettin @ me for speaking truth but fact is fact. Even JR calls Melo fatboy so lets slay him too lol

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@Jerry Gee @OLDKNICK @Chris  1st off if he does time which he probably will for possession of a loaded gun with intent to threaten, 2nd off in the Divorce his Wife will probably get half of everything. 

He should've sat out to get his Life in order his energy brought the Team down.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@barnaby87 @SheSaidSpikeWho  I feel like it was mostly garbage time. I agree though. No defense having guys can only play in spurts. At least he's a consistent shooter. The only way I'll get mad about who we bring in is if it is Chris Smith.