Bulls News: Tom Thibodeau the answer to Jimmer Fredette's defensive struggles?

The Bulls news cycle has been inundated with rumors that former Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette may sign with the Chicago Bulls at any given moment. The question remains: can Jimmer Fredette play adequate enough defense at an NBA level to keep him on the floor?

According to ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau may be the right coach at the right time to help hide the deficiencies in Jimmer Fredette's game--

"If Fredette does in fact sign with the Bulls on Saturday once he clears waivers...then it's just another indication of just how much the Bulls trust in Thibodeau to find the right areas for their players to succeed. Thibodeau has proven throughout his tenure in Chicago that he can find ways for defensively challenged players to still contribute to the greater good."

Friedell cites D.J. Augustin, Marco Belinelli, and Nate Robinson as prime examples of players who aren't "very solid defensively," but "thrived under Thibodeau's tutelage."

If the Chicago Bulls are serious about Jimmer Time in the Windy City, Tom Thibodeau could be the key to unlocking the potential inherent in the Brigham Young University product.

In 41 games with the Sacramento Kings this season, the 3-year pro averaged 5.9 points and 1.5 assists in just 11.3 minutes per game.

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