HoopsHype Jimmer Fredette rumors


March 4, 2014 Updates

A second scout is confident Fredette, freed of being a franchise-saving point guard, will find his place as a shooting specialist for the Bulls, citing the success Ben Gordon and Kyle Korver have had in coach Tom Thibodeau's ball-movement-heavy system. The challenge will be for Fredette to embrace the role. "I would expect he and the Bulls already have had that conversation," the scout said. The other test will be whether he can defend well enough that Thibodeau will keep him on the floor and then be an efficient shooter. "Is he the caliber of shooter who can make an impact with only seven or eight shots?" one Eastern Conference executive wondered. "At BYU, that was his warm-up. He knew 20 more were coming." Bleacher Report

An NBA executive who sat next to then-GM Geoff Petrie while they scouted Fredette sensed that Petrie, also a lottery pick and former long-range marksman, saw some of himself in Jimmer. "That, along with the desire to land the next great white American player and the millions that would be worth at the gate, is pretty powerful," the executive said. "Foreign players just don't connect to your fanbase in quite the same way." Bleacher Report

Playing for the Knicks “would’ve been a lot of fun,” said Jimmer Fredette, but the Glens Falls product was passed over by his hometown squad. Instead, the Knicks inked Shannon Brown and Earl Clark to 10-day contracts, while Fredette signed with the Bulls. “It’s not necessarily disappointing. It is what it is. It’s a business,” Fredette said before Chicago played in Brooklyn on Monday. “They’re going to make the best decision for what they feel is best for their team. So I can’t really worry about it too much... It could’ve been fun because I’m from New York. But I’m not worried about it right now.” New York Daily News

March 3, 2014 Updates

Mike Woodson said before the game the Knicks weren’t willing to wait on the Glens Falls sharpshooter, who became a free agent when he was released by the Kings last week, and instead signed Shannon Brown and Earl Clark with their open roster spots. “We already made our moves with Shannon and Earl,’’ Woodson said. “Then [Jimmer] got released right after we made our moves. There really was no considerations there.’’ New York Post

March 2, 2014 Updates

KC Johnson: Fredette will wear No. 32. Where have you gone, Rip Hamilton? Twitter @KCJHoop

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. Chicago Sun-Times

March 1, 2014 Updates

Jimmer Fredette has cleared waivers and will sign with the Chicago Bulls, according to a league source. Fredette reached a buyout agreement with the Sacramento Kings earlier this week and has found a spot to land in Tom Thibodeau's system. While Thibodeau wouldn't confirm interest in Fredette on Friday, he did admit the Bulls would welcome any shooting they could get. ESPN.com

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