We all knew it would happen, and it did. Jimmer Fredette, formerly of the Sacramento Kings, cleared waivers. After doing so he signed with the Chicago Bulls. So, I guess he will take his talents to Lake Michigan. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune adds:
Fredette officially cleared waivers Saturday and has agreed to sign with the Bulls for a prorated portion of the veteran's minimum contract, sources said. Fredette is shooting a career-best 49.3 percent from 3-point range and is expected to attend Sunday's matinee against the Knicks.
The Bulls hope Fredette will provide them with what they desperately need: scoring.
"The more shooting you have, the more it opens up the floor," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We want to open things up to attack off the dribble, with our cuts, things of that nature. We feel that is an area of need."
Fredette, seeking to revive his career heading into free agency, can point to how the Bulls helped resurrect D.J. Augustin, whom the Raptors dumped. Since joining the Bulls, Augustin is averaging 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds in 30.6 minutes.
"There are a number of guys who are good, and sometimes, as you see with D.J., it's an opportunity to step in and add to what a team may need," Thibodeau said. "Whoever we sign, if we do sign someone, we want to play to their strengths and cover up their weaknesses."
Here and appreciate everyone involved. Excited to start the new phase of my career! Thanks to all again.— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) February 27, 2014
Yup. So we won't have to write about him again until June or July as he become a free agent again. See you all then, folks!