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.