The Chicago Bulls decided to sign Jimmer Fredette after the Sacramento Kings bought him out just a couple of weeks ago. He hasn’t seen the floor that much with Chicago so far, but he still seems to be very happy with his choice of signing with the Bulls. It will be very intriguing to see what plan the Bulls have for him as they come down the stretch of the regular season.
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Fredette has played in just four games with the Chicago Bulls so far this season, averaging 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in just 4.3 minutes. He hasn’t found a role yet with the team, and it’s very possible that he won’t this season. Chicago has been very happy with the production that they have received from D.J. Augustin off of the bench, and there simply aren’t enough minutes for them to give Fredette.
“I really like the way that they play. They play hard and they don’t have great outside shooting as a team, and that’s something I feel is a strength of mine and I can help them in that area. They play great team defense, and I feel I fit in very well with these guys and this organization. It happens to a lot guys in the NBA. Not everyone comes in and is a superstar right away or gets the right role right away. You’ve got to find the right fit, find the right team on that journey, and I hope that it happens here.” - Jimmer Fredette
Could the Bulls be looking at next season for their timetable to use Fredette in the rotation more often? The Bulls only signed Jimmer to a one-year contract, but it’s obvious that both sides are still happy with the deal despite his lack of playing time. It wouldn’t be too surprising if they are gauging to see what he has in practice, and then make their decision on another deal next year based off of his play and attitude.
Overall, it will be very intriguing to see how the rest of the season plays out for Chicago. He seems very confident that he wants things to work out in Chicago, and he is remaining hopeful that he can earn minutes soon. It will be very intriguing to see if the Bulls decide to give Fredette some minutes as the playoffs close in.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Hoops-Nation.com. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.