The Sacramento Kings have deeded that Jimmer Fredette isn’t in their long-term plans, but some teams around the NBA have viewed him as a valuable short-term option. There were initial indications that Fredette would sign with a non-contender to allow himself the most playing time possible, but it now appears he’s more open to playing for contenders as well.
Fredette opening his mind to where he wants to sign is good news for one of the teams showing an interested in him. According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the Bulls aren’t looking to sign someone on the buyout market that puts them into the luxury tax, but Fredette could be an option if he doesn’t cost a lot.
Luxury-tax issues complicate ANY signing Bulls consider but word is they’ve emerged as a dark-horse contender for Jimmer Fredette this week
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 27, 2014
The Bulls need for scoring could lead to a long-term deal with Fredette over the summer if he impresses, but the chances of that are as unlikely as they are that the Bulls will make a move on Jimmer. They may reach out, but they’re not willing to get into a bidding war for him which means they’re just dark horse candidates at best.