After a few disappointing years with the Sacramento Kings, Jimmer Fredette will finally get a chance to realize his potential with the Chicago Bulls. NBA.com announced the signing and provided a statement from Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman: The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard Jimmer Fredette for the remainder of the season. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. “We are very excited to add a player like Jimmer to our roster,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “We’ve followed him closely throughout his collegiate and professional career, and believe he’ll be the type of player that will fit in with our group and be an asset to the team.” [...] Fredette will wear No. 32 and he will be available for Chicago’s game today versus New York. This agreement comes on the heels of Fredette's buyout with the Kings, putting the shooting guard on waivers. Sam Amick of USA Today then reported the player's intentions after noting that he cleared waivers: Fredette has now officially signed a deal will join the Bulls and will hope to make a big impact for the rest of the year and the postseason. The former BYU star gained notoriety during his final year in college, leading the nation with 28.5 points per game while becoming a consensus National Player of the Year. His shooting ability in particular helped him be selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Jimmer Fredette to Chicago Bulls; available to play today
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