If Danny Granger is the LeBron James of February free agency, Jimmer Fredette has to be the Carlos Boozer…right?
Well, if he is, it sounds like Fredette is going to take the same route that Boozer took during that epic free agency period of 2010. One that didn’t end so epically for the Chicago Bulls, but still required the fair amount of notability.
Similarly, if the Bulls sign Fredette, is should receive some notability. And it appears that might exactly be the case.
According to multiple reports, Fredette has “strong interest” in signing with the Bulls for the rest of the season.
As @daldridgetnt noted, I'm told Jimmer Fredette has "strong interest" in Bulls.They have liked him for a while.Kings buyout finalized today
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 27, 2014
The other two teams that were linked to Fredette originally were the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies could use Fredette’s shooting capability, but it appears that Fredette is leaning against signing with them.
In a head-scratching move, the Knicks surprisingly signed Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to 10-day contracts Thursday and left them with no open roster spots. As they’ve done so many times in the past, the Knicks eliminated themselves.
There’s a good chance that Fredette could receive some really solid playing time with the Bulls and be showcased on a playoff stage. I’m sure he has hopes of resurrecting his career, and the playoffs could be that spotlight that Jimmer is looking for.