The career trajectory of Jimmer Fredette has appeared to have been altered thanks to his finally being able to get out of Sacramento and to a system that will let him do the things that made him a popular name while still playing ball in Provo.
Fredette signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of this season and in doing so has re-ignited interest in the once flashy prospect. Jimmer was hindered in Sacramento, but many believed that if he’s put in there right system that allows him to score, he can finally find his niche in the NBA.
That’s exactly what one NBA scout said recently to Ric Bucher about Fredette’s decision to sign with Chicago.
A second scout is confident Fredette, freed of being a franchise-saving point guard, will find his place as a shooting specialist for the Bulls, citing the success Kyle Korver and Mike Dunleavy have had in coach Tom Thibodeau’s ball-movement-heavy system. The challenge will be for Fredette to embrace the role. “I would expect he and the Bulls already have had that conversation,” the scout said.
This is exactly what everyone thought would happen once Jimemr freed himself from the restrictive chains surrounding him in Sacramento. He’s yet to fully breakout, but he’s been given a second chance in the graces of the general NBA public.