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Report: Jimmer Fredette will sign with the Bulls

Published: Friday, Feb. 28 2014 9:25 p.m. MST

Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette looks on against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.  (David Zalubowski, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette looks on against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (David Zalubowski, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Jimmer Fredette has made a decision on his new NBA home, according to sources.

USA Today reported Friday night that the former BYU basketball star told the Chicago Bulls he will sign with them if he clears waivers, according to a source close to the situation.

Fredette completed a buyout on Thursday with the Sacramento Kings, the only NBA team he had played for since being selected by the Kings in the 2011 draft.

According to USA Today, if Fredette clears waivers, it is scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. EST Saturday. ESPN, also citing sources, reported earlier Friday about the likelihood of Fredette signing with the Bulls.

"I've seen that he's got talent," Bulls forward Taj Gibson told ESPN about the potential of having Fredette as a teammate. "It's just that the team that he was on, he never really got a chance to do much because they've got the characters on that team where they don't seem too serious, you know what I'm saying? Playing on strict, good teams kind of brings the best out of a player."

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