Jimmer Fredette to play for Bulls or Cavaliers

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BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette officially became open in the NBA market when the Kings bought out Fredette’s contract Thursday. Both the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to pick up the legendary Cougar.

Jimmer Fredette is playing for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.
Jimmer Fredette playing for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.

According to an official media release from the Kings, general manager Pete D’Alessandro said the decision to let Fredette go wasn’t easy.

“This was a very tough decision, but we’re confident that the agreement reached today represents the most productive path forward, both for Jimmer and the Kings,” D’Alessandro said. “Echoing a sentiment that everyone who knows him appreciates about Jimmer, he’s a tremendous person and a consummate professional. We thank him for the meaningful contributions he made to the team and in the Sacramento community. On behalf of an entire organization, we wish him nothing but great success in the future.”

Fredette responded to the buyout in a tweet, expressing gratitude for his opportunity to play with the Kings and excitement for his upcoming adventures.

ESPN reported Thursday that Fredette’s new career path may begin with the Bulls. According to ESPN, the Bulls are closing in on signing Fredette.

But the Bulls aren’t the only team taking an interest in Fredette. ESPN also reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed strong interest in Fredette.

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