The Chicago Bulls figured they’d take a flier on former BYU standout Jimmer Fredette last season, acquiring him after he was bought out by the Sacramento Kings. Fredette didn’t get much floor time, an understandable sentiment considering the Bulls were in the midst of a playoff run and Fredette’s defense is lacking, something that doesn’t mix well with head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Despite that, Fredette has shown an ability to shoot and given the lack of such in the NBA at this current moment, multiple teams have expressed interest in signing the former Collegiate Player of the Year.
“We’ve had teams call, but you field as many offers as you can before you make a decision,” Fredette said. “That’s the good thing about it, is we’re fielding all of the teams that are interested and we’ll make a decision from there. But there are a lot of teams interested.
“People need shooting, they need scoring,” Jimmer Fredette added. “I’m able to provide that and during flashes of my career they’ve been able to see that I can do it. So hopefully I’m able to find a spot where I can do it consistently and get consistent playing time.”
Wherever Fredette lands, he isn’t likely to secure much more than a bench role but it’s far better than his other options, which are said to include playing in Greece.
None of the teams interested in Jimmer Fredette were named, though he’s certain to bring a bit of a name presence to any franchise that does sign him.