Chicago Bulls 2013-14 Player Grades: Jimmer Fredette

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Apr 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmer Fredette (32) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed how the starting five for the Chicago Bulls have performed this past season as well as some of the bench players such as Taj Gibson, D.J. Augustin and Tony Snell.

Today, we will talk about another role player in the Bulls rotation—Jimmer Fredette.

When the Bulls acquired Fredette in early March, the intended goal was to add another perimeter shooter to a roster that was ranked last in scoring, 28th in overall field-goal percentage and 26th in 3-point shooting.

Prior to his arrival in Chicago, Fredette appeared in 41 games for the Sacramento Kings this season, scoring 5.9 points in 11 minutes per contest. While those numbers are far from impressive, what did stand out about Fredette was his 49 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

And as Ben Golliver of NBASI.com reports, general manager Gar Forman had this to say about Fredette joining the team:

We are very excited to add a player like Jimmer to our roster. We’ve followed him closely throughout his collegiate and professional career, and believe he’ll be the type of player that will fit in with our group and be an asset to the team.

So did Fredette see the playing time that eluded him in Sacramento, and more importantly, would he be able to produce in an extended role? To answer these questions, let’s take a brief look back at his 2013-14 season, including season stats, highlight/lowlight, and my final grade.

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  • Truth928

    Fredette is the Stone Cold Goods.
    Watch this video to see Fredette’s skills.

  • Brandy Tillman

    Do you think the Bulls will keep Fredette? (I hope they will keep him and give him more playing time.) On a sidenote, the Bulls seem to acquire a lot of low scorers. I am concerned about this.

    • James Tillman

      Appreciate the response Brandy. Who they decide to keep and part ways with will ultimately depend on who they attempt to acquire during free agency. I would think they would make an attempt to keep him being that you can never have enough quality shooters in the mix.

      • Brandy Tillman

        Why do you think the Bulls keep acquiring low scorers?

        • James Tillman

          Well I wouldn’t consider Fredette a low scorer necessarily. He was a player who didn’t get enough chances to showcase his talent on a consistent basis. Others players before Fredette—Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli both thrived in Thibodeau’s system. It was just unfortunate that the Bulls could not afford to retain their services.

          As they are currently constructed, the Bulls only have one player on the roster who is capable of scoring 20 points per night and that is Rose. This is why they must add another scorer or two to the mix if they want to content for a title every season. That will be a difficult task though because free agents do not consider Chicago a hot spot.

  • Valerie Flemings

    As always James, you make the great calls, Jimmer Fredette has a good team spirit and given the amount of time he has played he has always turned up, I think the Bulls should keep him and take a chance on his skills. He must be tested in the fire to see if he can rise to the occasion. Fredette deserves the grade that you gave him. Great call James!