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Jimmer Fredette back in the NBA? BYU alumnus eyes return to the Association

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Jimmer is being contacted by NBA teams

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Fresh off his international MVP award in the Chinese Basketball Association, Jimmer Fredette is looking to make his way back to the NBA.

According to NBA insider extraordinaire Adrian Wojnarowski, Jimmer has started to reach out to NBA teams in hopes of getting a late season contract.

At this point there is no indication which teams could be interested in Jimmer’s services, but it would most likely be a playoff team looking to add some extra offense off the bench.

Jimmer has been nothing short of dominant for the CBA’s Shanghai Sharks, taking the team from middle-of-the-pack to top of the league. In his first season in China, he’s averaged 37.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

Fredette’s experience in the NBA was a bit of a roller coaster. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011 and saw him role diminish over the course of three seasons before being traded to the Chicago Bulls in March of 2014. In the 2014-15 season, he played for the New Orleans Pelicans but never received much playing time in what was his worst shooting performance in the league.

After being waived by the Pelicans and failing to catch on with the Spurs after a camp invitation, Jimmer dropped down to the NBA D-League where he played with the Westchester Knicks. He made a brief appearance for the Knicks after signing a 10-day contract.