Jimmer Fredette isn’t signed, but he’ll join Bulls
BY JOE COWLEY Staff Reporter March 1, 2014 7:52PM
FILE -- In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette looks to pass during an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings announced they have completed a buyout of Fredette's contract, the team said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
Updated: April 3, 2014 7:09AM
His name still wasn’t on the dotted line as of Saturday evening, but according to a source, Jimmer Fredette has agreed to join the Bulls after clearing waivers earlier in the day.
Fredette, whom the Sacramento Kings selected with the 10th pick in the 2011 draft, never really found his way with the team. The Kings bought out his contract Thursday.
Several other teams expressed interest, but Fredette told people right off the bat that the Bulls were his team of choice because of their need for outside shooting and coach Tom Thibodeau’s track record in resurrecting careers.
It was Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli last season and D.J. Augustin this year.
Fredette is averaging only 5.9 points, but he has shot 40.2 percent from beyond the three-point line for his career, 49.3 percent this season.
He figures to give the Bulls another outside threat, with the hope that they can improve on their 34.4 percent three-point shooting, which is tied for 26th in the league.