Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette has re-signed with the New Orleans Pelicans under the NBA’s injury hardship exception.
Fredette, 26, was signed by the Pelicans to provide some insurance to their backcourt. Starting point guard Jrue Holiday is still on a playing restriction as he recovers from a stress reaction in his right leg. Fredette played in 50 games with the Pelicans last season and averaged 3.6 points and 10.2 minutes per game.
Fredette had previously been with the San Antonio Spurs. The guard signed a partially guaranteed contract to compete for an open roster spot, but was cut during training camp. He was drafted with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Development League draft by the Westchester Knicks on Oct. 31.
After winning the Naismith College Player of the Year Award in 2011, Fredette was selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Fredette has averaged 6.1 points per game on 41 percent shooting in his four year NBA career.
The Pelicans are 0-6 on the season.