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Jimmer update: Minutes, point production slowly increase for former BYU star

Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette watched his minutes dwindle after his first week of action with his new team, the Chicago Bulls.

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmer Fredette.
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But after a solid eight-minute, five point, two-rebound performance this week against San Antonio -- followed by a four-minute, three-point outing against Houston on Thursday, March 13, Jimmer is beginning to find his rhythm.

Now, he still isn’t anywhere near his 5.6 points per game average that he chalked up at Sacramento -- but he’s getting there slowly but surely, and that’s the important thing.

And the reason he came to the Bulls in the first place -- or his shooting. -- is coming into focus.

After knocking down two pull-up jumpers on his first weekend in the Windy City, Jimmer’s point production and minutes ground to a halt.

Following that short one-week layoff, however, he’s now added another weapon to his arsenal: the three-point shot. Jimmer hit two in his past two games -- missing just one.

Even Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau knows why Jimmer is a good fit in Chicago.

"He has the one skill that is as good as anyone in the league: He can shoot the ball," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

That rapidly improving shooting touch of Jimmer’s should come in handy for a Bulls team that is woeful from the field as it prepares for the playoffs -- and possibly with the former BYU star's help, a deep run.

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