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5 Reasons Why Jimmer Fredette Will Fit With New Orleans Pelicans

5 Reasons Why Jimmer Fredette Will Fit With New Orleans Pelicans

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Former BYU superhero Jimmer Fredette has signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans for the league minimum. Check out the top five reasons why he'll finally maximize his potential in New Orleans.

5. He's a Perfect Replacement for Anthony Morrow

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5. He's a Perfect Replacement for Anthony Morrow

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Morrow fell off the face of the planet playing for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013. This past season, though, Morrow resurrected his career with the Pelicans, averaging 8.4 points per game and shooting 45 percent from way back. Before disappearing in Chicago, Fredette shot 49 percent on three-pointers with the Kings this past season.

4. Monty Williams is a Clever Coach

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4. Monty Williams is a Clever Coach

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Monty Williams is a clever coach, especially with off-ball movement. That will free up tons of opportunities for Fredette to murder opposing defenses from three-point land.

3. The Pelicans Have a Young Nucleus

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3. The Pelicans Have a Young Nucleus

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Anthony Davis is 21, Jrue Holiday is 24 and Eric Gordon is 25. Fredette, 25, will fit right in those guys, unlike with the veteran-rich Bulls this past season.

2. When Jimmer Plays, Jimmer Sprays

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2. When Jimmer Plays, Jimmer Sprays

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Check this out: In the two times Fredette played more than 15 minutes in the second half of this past season (once with the Kings and once with the Bulls), he scored 17 and 24 points, respectively. In New Orleans, he'll get a bunch of those opportunities because the Pelicans, unlike the Bulls, didn't sign him so he can ride the piney woods all season.

1. Jimmer is a Fan Favorite Wherever He Goes

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1. Jimmer is a Fan Favorite Wherever He Goes

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Did you hear the roar for Fredette when he made his first appearance for the Bulls? The crowd went bananas. The kid, because of his legendary collegiate career, is a rock star.