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Fredette signs with Bulls

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The Chicago Bulls officially signed guard Jimmer Fredette before Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

Fredette was granted a release by the Sacramento Kings last week and talked about what led him to choosing the Bulls.

"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," he said.

Fredette, the No. 10 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, signed for the remainder of this season and does not have a contract option for next year. Defense has been a question with Fredette since his high-scoring days at BYU.

"I don't want to prejudge him in terms of where he is defensively because I don't know," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I want to see how he picks things up."

Going into Sunday's game, Fredette was averaging 5.9 points per game this season on 48 percent shooting (49 percent from 3-point range). For his career, he is averaging seven points and 1.5 assists per contest.
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