After flirting with the idea for the last 48 hours, it appears that the Chicago Bulls and free agent guard Jimmer Fredette are about to seal the deal. According to ESPN.com Bulls blogger Nick Friedell, the now former Sacramento Kings guard and BYU star has cleared waivers and will sign with the Bulls by the end of the weekend.
Jimmer Fredette has officially cleared waivers and will sign with the Bulls, according to a league source.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 1, 2014
It’s not a surprising move, as the Bulls were rumored to be the team that would sign him once he hit the open market. After cleaning waivers, that’s what Jimmer appears intend on doing and Chicago will now be an eve more interesting team to watch.
Fredette was a stud while playing in Provo during his college days but after leaving BYU to enter the NBA, he failed to fit into the Kings system. While he’s an offensive explosion waiting to happen, Fredette is an unconventional choice for the defensive minded Bulls.
Still, he’s a scoring option that they desperately need and may be able to find his place in Chicago like he wasn’t able to in Sacramento.