Former Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette cleared waivers on Saturday and that paved the way for the guard to sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bulls.
Fredette is expected to meet the Bulls in New York prior to the team’s game against the Knicks. No word on if Fredette will be available to play on the game.
The acquisition of Fredette has been rumored for several days with the three-year veteran looking to provide the Bulls with some three-point help. While speaking around the Fredette speculation on Friday, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was welcome to the idea of the Bulls adding offensive help.
“We could always use shooting so we’ll see,” he said. “I know they’re looking at a number of guys right now. But any time we could add shooting we’re interested. I think the more shooting you have the more it opens up the floor. It’s just to create the space, too. We want to open things up where we could attack off the dribble with our cuts, things of that nature. But it’s also how you complement your primary scorers so we feel that’s an are of need.” -Tom Thibodeau, ESPN Chicago
Fredette will certainly complement the primary scorers of the Bulls as his shooting numbers are at career bests this season despite his scoring being at a career-low.
Fredette likely will take minutes away from Tony Snell in the Bulls’ rotation.
Fredette’s deal with the Bulls is for one-year and is worth the prorated minimum. Fredette will be eligible to play in the playoffs with the Bulls.