January 2, 2013; Cleveland, OH USA: Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee (33) and Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) go for a loose ball during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Cavs and Bulls Interested in Jimmer Fredette


As expected the Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Jimmer Fredette as he finalizes his buyout from the Sacramento Kings. The Cavs will have competition according to a Marc Stein ESPN Report.

The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers are the latest teams to register interest in free agent-to-be Jimmer Fredette, according to sources close to the process.

Fredette has spent the week in buyout negotiations with the Sacramento Kings that are on course to be completed in advance of the Saturday midnight deadline to make the former BYU star eligible to appear in the playoffs with another team.

The Bulls make sense but as Stein reported they want to avoid getting into the luxury tax. The Cavs have a need for shooters. With the addition of Spencer Hawes the spacing in the offense has had an obvious improvement. Adding Jimmer to the floor, even in limited minutes, would continue that. Jimmer in the corner, Hawes at the wing with Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters or Jarrett Jack running a pick and role would setup the offense nicely at the end of games. Some reports were that Jimmer didn’t want to come to Cleveland and others that Cleveland didn’t want Jimmer.

Any interest in Jimmer? Does Hawes success make Jimmer seem like a better idea? Where is a better option for him that he could get playing time and possibly compete for a playoff spot?

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