Report: Jimmer Fredette, playing in China, engaging NBA teams on March return
It has been six years since Jimmer Fredette entered the NBA with a cult following out of BYU. After five lackluster NBA seasons, will he get a sixth?
His play in China has generated buzz among those already inclined to support him.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Sources: China MVP, Jimmer Fredette, playing for Shanghai in playoffs, starting to engage NBA teams on March return. He's scored 37.5 PPG.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2017
Errick McCollum is averaging more points per game in the Chinese Basketball Association and taking fewer shots than Fredette. Also averaging 30 points per game in China: MarShon Brooks, Jared Cunningham, Jabari Brown, Jamaal Franklin, Lester Hudson, Darius Adams and Dominique Jones.
In other words, a bunch of borderline NBA players who most likely belong outside the top league.
That includes Fredette, whose selfish style doesn’t lend itself to the smaller role he’d likely have to fill in the NBA.
It takes only one team to take a chance on Fredette, but I wouldn’t bank on immediate help or upside from the 28-year-old.