Mar 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmer Fredette works out before the game against the New York Knicks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Scouts believe Jimmer Fredette will find niche with Chicago Bulls

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.

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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    Go Jimmer! Your shooting skills will be lauded with da Bulls!

    • l Stonesifer

      Bulls fan here. Jimmer is low risk and is a great outside shooter. Why does everyone either want to compare him to curry, a better version of reddick or go to the other extreme that he will get run out of the league in two years. He will be a good shooting specialist role player and score around 10 points in 20 min per game for a 3 to 6 year stretch. Glad bulls got him

  • Marty Susman


    • Hunter Barney

      Shut up? If you were actually smart you would notice JImmer is in top leading the NBA in 3pt fg% and Freethrow% Yet again, If you were smart you would of actually watched some ball from when he was in college and when he was given a chance from the kings.

      • Slop_j30

        Hunter, ignore any and all members of the arm-biting Susman family. Your post exceeded Marty’s attention span by about 30 words.

      • Marty Susman

        You are BOYH full of crap…The guy is a loser in the NBA, the guy is nothing more then a player who ca’t make the NBA asa starter & even if the Bulls take him, he will get peanuts in money & won’t last two years…As for his 3 point shooting, he is a joke guys but the way you both talk, he is your guy…

        • rwilliamson

          He’s already made millions. He set a goal to make it to the NBA and he did it–that’s called success. Why all the hate? He’s fun to watch. The NBA is a boring business right now. They would do well to let players play and shooters shoot. Remember Pistol Pete, Dr. J., Magic, Bird? bring back the entertainment!

          • Marty Susman

            NO hate, you guys are overboard being pissed at me,…I just don’t think he is a real NBA player, just like Adam Morrison was & a lot of others…

          • PCK

            Have you even watched him play at all? The Kings never gave him a shot.

            He routinely dropped 12+ points in a SINGLE QUARTER only to ride the bench again or get DNP next game. The last game VS the Knicks where he poured in 24 points, that’s what he can do on the regular on a team that will give him a shot and isn’t filled with a bunch of selfish thugs.

            People knock his defense but last I checked Steph Curry stinks at defense and he’s an all star…why? Because he’s an elite shooter, and honestly I think Jimmer has more range than Curry does.

            When it’s all said and done I see Jimmer becoming a better version of JJ Reddick, which isn’t a bad thing.

    • wyocard

      Actually, this “loser” is playing for the Chicago Bulls. Time will tell whether or not he is successful there but your opinion probably won’t be a factor.