#JimmerMania coming to Chicago
The 2011 College Player of the Year is coming to our hometown Chicago Bulls. Jimmer Fredette has reached a tentative agreement with the Bulls after clearing waivers today from a buyout with the Sacramento Kings, per ESPN.
I am excited for the arrival of Fredette — a low-risk, high-reward player for the Bulls. He’ll only have 24 games to crack Coach Thibodeau’s rotation, which I think he will. After all, the fit is simply too good. The Bulls are last in the NBA in scoring and 26th in 3-point field goals made and attempts. Fredette’s clear calling card to any casual NBA fan is his 3-point marksmanship, which he has at a 49.8% clip this season, albeit in limited minutes. Coach Thibs has a proven track record of fitting in undersized guards with defensive deficiencies (most recently DJ Augustin and Nate Robinson) into the team’s scheme and identity and I think he’ll do the same with Fredette.
If Jimmer can swing a few quarters with his scoring ability, he’ll have an impact for this resilient Bulls team. The potential is so great that Bill Simmons applauds the move for the Bulls and said on last night’s ESPN NBA Countdown that Jimmer can be a Nate Robinson-esque boost in a playoff series, a la Nate Robinson last year. In any case, it’s simply going to be a ton of fun watching Jimmer bomb 27 footers like he did to the New York Knicks a few weeks ago above. Jimmer could be in a Bulls uniform as early as tomorrow against said Knickerbockers…!