Jan 31, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) dribbles as Dallas Mavericks point guard Shane Larkin (3) defends during the game at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jimmer Fredette will sign with the Chicago Bulls

Now that Jimmer Fredette finally wiggled free from the bench-burying hands of the Sacramento Kings, he had the opportunity to pick the new home of his liking. A new start.

And it appears that he’ll get that new start as a member of the Chicago Bulls, as USA Today’s Sam Amick reported late Friday night.

Former Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette has told the Chicago Bulls he will sign with them if he clears waivers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.

Fredette was bought out by the Sacramento Kings earlier this week and is expected to clear waivers later today. The former BYU-star averages 7.0 points per game for his career and is an above 40 percent shooter from three point range.

He’ll likely be given the opportunity to resurrect his career in Chicago with the potential for extended minutes on a playoff platform. Plus, we’ll get to see if he Fredette will ever get this concept of defense down. If Tom Thibodeau can’t help him, then I’m not really sure if anyone can.



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  • Leroy Boyd

    This is a move that would give the Bulls some better scoring off the bench and secondly thinking about the Bulls they have when they were dominate in the 90′s had players like Jimmer. Paxton,Kerr, Hodges and BJ who were great floor spacers thst could hit the 3 in high percentages.

    I can see Jimmer with this tean beyond this season.

    • Michael Saenz

      The key is his defense. He needs to play well enough (on that side of the ball) for Thibs to actually give him the minutes. Should be interesting.

  • James Tillman

    As a team that ranks near the bottom of the league in points per game, adding to solid shooter to the mix would be a wise move This is a move that would help the team not only for the remainder of the regular season, but in the playoffs as well.