Fredette was officially bought out of his contract with the Kings on Thursday and is now available to sign with any NBA team. In order to be eligible to play in the playoffs, Fredette would need to sign with a contender by Saturday. A report from ESPN on Thursday indicated that Fredette should be signed by Saturday as the Bulls and the former Kings guard are closing in on a contract. The report states that the deal between the two sides is not completed but the mutual interest between the Bulls and Fredette make Chicago the likeliest destination for the three-point specialist.
After becoming a college sensation at BYU, Fredette has been no more than a fringe rotation player in the NBA. Overall, Fredette’s scoring is down this season as he is averaging a career-low 5.9 points per game. Though, Fredette’s shooting is up as the guard is averaging a career-high field goal percentage this season of 47.5% and a career high in three-point shooting this season by having a percentage of 49.3% from deep.
Fredette would be an ideal pick-up for the Bulls as the guard would not command significant minutes but provides the team with something they are a missing. The missing part being a legitimate three-point shooter.
Fredette and the Bulls will likely finalize a contract on Friday.