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The Wizards are far from securing a playoff berth, though it's impossible to deny they're in strong position to do just that. Washington (30-28) enters Saturday fifth in the Eastern Conference, two games behind the Chicago Bulls and with 24 games remaining.
However, it's certainly not to early to notice what the other playoff contenders are doing to ensure they lock up a postseason berth. For the Bulls, apparently that means adding a former college hoops folk hero, one armed with a strong perimeter touch.
Once Jimmer Fredette, previously with the Sacramento Kings, clears waivers on Sunday, the third-year guard will reportedly sign with Chicago, USA Today reports. The Wizards and Bulls would meet in the first round of the playoffs if the season ended today.
Though the former Brigham Young star never found his way with the Kings, averaging only 11 minutes in 41 games this season, Fredette can certainly knock down shots.
The 6-foot-2 guard sank 49 percent of his 3-point attempts this season. That's nice work and especially attractive for a defensive-oriented Bulls squad that ranks last among NBA teams in scoring.
The Wizards and Bulls next meet on April 5. By then we'll have a much better sense of potential playoff matchups and whether the Wizards need to worry about the Jimmer.