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Bulls Fans Welcoming in Fredette’s Debut

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Jimmer-mania officially began when the sellout crowd of 21,739 warmly greeted his Bulls debut with 3 minutes, 8 seconds remaining on Sunday.

It continued when he drained his first shot, a 20-foot jumper. But it didn’t reach epic proportions until after the game, when a media scrum featuring eight television cameras surrounded his locker in a scene reminiscent of the dynasty days.

“It was great,” Jimmer Fredette said of the fan reaction. “I appreciate the support I already have. This is a sports town. They love the Bulls and their teams.”

via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

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Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach

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Phoenix coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans

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Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.

Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight

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Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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