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Report: Knicks trying to trade up to get Jimmer Fredette

Texas Christian University v Brigham Young University

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young University Cougars smiles late in a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs at the Thomas & Mack Center March 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. BYU won 64-58. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Jimmer Fredette and how he fits in the NBA divides scouts and fans, but there is one thing almost all agree on — he’s a better fit in a wide-open offensive system where he would have more of a green light.

For example, Mike D’Antoni’s system with the New York Knicks.

Which explains why ESPN’s Chad Ford is reporting (behind ESPN’s pay wall) the Knicks are trying to move up in the draft to see if they can get Jimmer.

Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats (9), Milwaukee Bucks (10) and Golden State Warriors (11) are also open to moving their picks. In this case the interest is all pretty specific. The Knicks, and a handful of other teams, are trying to get ahead of the Jazz. The target? BYU’s Jimmer Fredette.

Interesting, but the Knicks are not exactly loaded with trade assets (those all went to Denver to get Carmelo Anthony, thank you very much James Dolan). Can Landry Fields and the No.17 pick move you up seven spots or so?

Is that worth it to get Jimmer? There is no way Jimmer falls to 17. There are a lot of teams willing to move picks in this draft but not a lot of teams willing to give up quality assets to move up. At least not yet.