UPDATE: Jimmer Fredette has reportedly signed with New Orleans.
Before Fredette signed he spent some time with Ty Lawson:
Shout out to @jimmerfredette for coming and playing in my all star game at camp today!! We got the dub and that man has a launcher!!!
— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) July 18, 2014
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Bleacher Report’s Andrew Bailey is the biggest Jimmer Fredette fan I follow on Twitter. He recently wrote an article wondering aloud why the team he covers is not going after Fredette. Here are some highlights from his article:
In 2011, a not-so-little basketball phenomenon poured out of Provo, Utah, and spilled all over America. It was called Jimmermania…
“The 28.9 points per game and long-range bombs Fredette produced as a senior at BYU led to the coining of a new verb.
New Mexico, Utah, Colorado State and San Diego State, particularly Kawhi Leonard, were among those who were “Jimmered” and gave up at least 40 points to Fredette during the 2010-11 season.
Jimmermania reached a fever pitch in March, when college basketball is generally in a state of madness. That month, Fredette averaged 34.4 points, 4.3 assists and 10.8 three-point attempts.
Fast forward three years, and he’s now an unsigned free agent, whose name hasn’t popped up anywhere.”
Mr. Bailey also posted the following tweet comparing Jimmer Fredette to the other guards who have been signed so far this free agent season.
— Andrew Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) July 17, 2014
Jimmer Fredette finished last season in Chicago. Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago wrote an article which shows that media and fan interest is still there in regards to the former 10th overall draft pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.
“The first day Jimmer Fredette set foot inside the Chicago Bulls locker room, veteran equipment manager John Ligmanowski had to chuckle as he saw the media horde assembled around the sharpshooter’s locker.
“I didn’t know MJ came back,” Ligmanowski said.
MJ, of course, would be the Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
While the media attention has subsided since Fredette signed in early March, the interest level in his career hasn’t. Fans are intrigued by the possibility of Fredette starring one day for the Bulls, and they got a glimpse of the possibilities Monday night as Fredette stepped in off the bench for D.J. Augustin, who was with his wife as she gave birth to a baby boy.
It was Fredette’s first real chance to show what he could do with Chicago, and it was an opportunity his teammates knew he would take advantage of.
So now I ask you Denver Nuggets fans, why don’t our Denver Nuggets bring Jimmer Fredette in a for a look?