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Report: Jimmer Fredette “strongly leaning” toward Bulls

Feb 27, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette can shoot the ball. The Chicago Bulls could use some guys to bring them points.

It looks like the two sides will get together.

Fredette was officially bought out by the Kings and waived on Thursday. When he clears waivers this weekend it looks like he is heading to the Windy City. First, there is this from NBA.com’s (and TNT’s) David Aldridge.

Then there is this from K.C. Johnson at the Chicago Tribune.

On a fluid day in which they also reached out to the camps of Danny Granger and Caron Butler, the Bulls zeroed in on signing Jimmer Fredette, who agreed to a buyout from the Kings on Thursday.

If Fredette clears waivers as expected Saturday, the Bulls are hopeful to sign him to a prorated portion of the veteran’s minimum.

Fredette is shooting 49.3 percent from three this season and knocks down 55.9 percent of his shots on catch-and-shoots. As a floor spacer working off the ball he does well. He also is a serious defensive liability but the Bulls have the players and system to cover that a little. Also, Fredette is not good at creating his own shot, but if he plays in the system, works off the ball and just shoots the rock he’s going to look good in Chicago. And get himself a better payday next season.

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