Jimmer Fredette has found his second NBA home. The Jimmer is headed to the Windy City to play for the Chicago Bulls.
Once Jimmer Fredette was bought out by the Sacramento Kings the Bulls emerged as the clear favorite to sign the Jimmer. Once Jimmer cleared waivers today, it finally became official.
Jimmer is signed for the remainder of this season, with no option after that. Low risk, high reward signing for the Bulls who are looking to make a push as the playoffs approach.
In two and a half seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Jimmer averaged 7.0 points per game and shot 40% from the three-point line. Jimmer started in seven games his rookie season, but hasn’t started in a game the last two years with the Kings.
Instant reaction to this signing is that the Bulls are the best of both worlds for Jimmer. Many people said he should sign with a contender and learn under veteran leaders. The Bulls aren’t a contender but they have an identity and established leadership on that team with Tom Thibodeau as the head coach.
Then there was the people who said Jimmer should sign with a team that was tanking so he could see a lot of minutes with a squad just looking to finish out the season with an interesting storyline. The Bulls aren’t tanking but they are looking to the future, and if Jimmer can contribute the remainder of this season he might find a spot in the Bulls future plans.
This is a great team for Jimmer to sign with. The Bulls are one of those franchises that if he finds success, the nation will take notice. The Bulls have fans worldwide and are on national TV quite a bit. Will be great to see Jimmer see time in the playoffs this spring. The Bulls are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Now the question remains, what number will Jimmer wear in Chicago? Hoping to see a return to the #32 in the Windy City.
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