Fredette Still Trying to Carve Niche With Bulls
Glens Falls native Jimmer Fredette has played just 14 minutes since signing with the playoff-bound Chicago Bulls on March 2nd.
But Fredette did play more than half of those minutes last night in a 104-96 loss to San Antonio. He scored five points on 2-4 shooting, including one three.
Fredette was signed to help a Bulls offense that is near the bottom in several statistics, including true-shooting percentage.
Jimmer, on the other hand, was shooting 40.1 percent from three in his career heading into last night’s game. He was also near the top of the league in points per possession on spot-up jumpers (1.41), according to Synergy Sports.
Jimmer’s situation with the Bulls (and his former one in Sacramento) was chronicled in a Chris Johnson piece for SI.com. Read it here.
Fredette received a standing ovation from the Bulls fans when he first entered the game against the Knicks on the same day he was signed.
But the fans aren’t the only ones who believe in what Jimmer can do.
“His shooting — I think he can help us a lot,” Bulls forward Carlos Boozer said. “Thibs (head coach Tom Thibadeu) just has to give him a chance,” Boozer said.
Hopefully that chance started last night.