Jimmer Fredette Is Heading To The Bulls
After being waived by the Sacramento Kings, 3-point shooting machine Jimmer Fredette has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls. Jimmer never really got comfortable playing for the Kings, and it was pretty obvious that he wasn’t a part of their long-term plans once they declined to pick up his 4th year team option. That is why it is no shock that the team decided to buy out his contract and waive him once they couldn’t make a trade for him. They recognized that he wasn’t going to re-sign with them in the Summer, and they also likely figured it would be better to free up more time for other guys in the back court like Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, and Ray McCallum, Jr.
Moving on from Jimmer Fredette is the right move for both the Kings and Jimmer himself. He needs a fresh start somewhere new and a chance to play in a different environment. Will Chicago be the right fit? Well, it’s too early to say, but on paper it makes sense. They need shooting from the outside, depth at the point guard position, and they already play really good defense. Fredette can strengthen their offensive punch off the bench and they can mask his lack of defense. Also, it will be fun to see how Fredette does come playoff time for the Bulls. Maybe he will become a guy that they can go to in crunch time for a bucket. It’s too early to say that of course, but this does have the potential to be a mutually good signing for both the Bulls and Jimmer Fredette.
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