According to a report, former first-round pick Jimmer Fredette will sign with the Chicago Bulls once he clears waivers Sunday afternoon.
USA Today reported that Fredette, who agreed to a buyout and was waived by the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
Former Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette has told the Chicago Bulls he will sign with them if he clears waivers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.
Fredette would give the Bulls, who are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, another outside shooting threat in limited minutes, considering Chicago already has point guards Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin.
Fredette, taken 10th overall out of BYU by the Kings in 2011, averaged 5.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 41 games this season, playing 11.3 minutes a night. He is shooting career bests of 47.5 percent overall and 49.3 percent from 3-point range. His 3-point shooting accuracy would be best in the NBA if he had enough attempts to qualify. Fredette has hit 36-of-73 from distance this year.