Bulls sign Fredette for remainder of the season
Chicago’s roster now stands at 13 players
Audio—Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau talks about the addition of Jimmer Fredette and facing the Knicks (03.02.2014):
March 2, 2014 -- The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard Jimmer Fredette for the remainder of the season. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
“We are very excited to add a player like Jimmer to our roster,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “We’ve followed him closely throughout his collegiate and professional career, and believe he’ll be the type of player that will fit in with our group and be an asset to the team.”
Fredette (6-2, 195) is currently in his third year in the NBA and spent two-plus seasons playing for the Sacramento Kings. He appeared in 41 games this year with the Kings and averaged 5.9 ppg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 rpg in 11.3 mpg, and shot .475 from the field, .493 from downtown and .895 from the free throw line. Fredette was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft (his draft rights were traded by the Bucks to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team deal with the Charlotte Bobcats).
In two-plus seasons with the Kings, Fredette played in 171 regular season games (seven starts) and averaged 7.0 ppg, 1.5 apg and 1.1 rpg in 15.0 mpg, and shot .416 from the field, .402 from behind the arc and .855 from the free throw line.
Fredette will wear No. 32 and he will be available for Chicago’s game today versus New York.
Chicago’s roster now stands at 13 players.