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Chicago Bulls reach deal with 3-point sharp shooter Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette #7 of the Sacramento Kings against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to t
Jimmer Fredette #7 of the Sacramento Kings against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to t
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The Chicago Bulls got some back court help as the team has announced the signing of free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette. As the Associated Press reports on March 2, the contract will cover the rest of the season.

Fredette was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday ad cleared waivers on Saturday. By joining the Bulls, Fredette will be eligible to play in the playoffs. He said he chose to play for the Bulls because he likes the way coach Tom Thibodeau is able to get the best out of his players.

“I see how this team plays and they play hard every single night and they play for each other and they play the right way. That’s kind of something I was looking for.”

The 6-foot-2 Fredette averaged just 5.9 points for the Kings but his 49 percent shooting from 3-point range will give the Bulls some consistent outside shooting. He will also give the team another ball handler since losing star point guard Derek Rose for the season.

The 25-year-old Fredette will join the Bulls just in time for their game on Sunday against the New York Knicks.

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