A couple of weeks ago he reconnected with his former agent, Todd Ramasar, and Saturday held a private workout for the Dallas Mavericks. They supposedly remain interested, but as with everyone else, they want to see him play first. While a source close to Davis says interest also has been expressed by teams in Finland, Israel and Australia, where former Knicks teammate Al Harrington is currently playing for the Sydney Kings, going overseas would probably push a return to the NBA to next season. It also might make it difficult for him to keep up his maintenance work with Hines and Dr. Khaziran. Forging his way back through the no-frills D-League actually holds a certain appeal. He doesn’t want to come back because of who he was. He wants to make it back because of who he is.
Fredette told Yahoo Sports that he considered overseas options in Italy, Greece, Serbia and Australia before joining the D-League, but the NBA is still his top option. “I am playing basketball for the love of the game, but I also want to do what’s best for my career and my family. So whatever that is, we will take that path. We will see what happens in the future,” Fredette told Yahoo Sports.
All Harrington’s papers from the NBA, NBL and FIBA had cleared but his Chinese release had not placing his Kings’ debut in jeopardy, so Harrington called good friend and former NBA all-star Stephon Marbury, who has become a superstar in China, on Friday night and asked him to step in.
“Stephon has it all over there so I knew if anyone could get it done it would be him – I’m just mad I didn’t think of it sooner,” Harrington said on Saturday. “We Facetime every week and he just thought it was a regular call about how my game went. “I knew the league offices are in Beijing where he is but he told me next time to call him a few days earlier so he didn’t have to use up a big favour.”