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Published: Friday, June 3 2011 9:48 p.m. MDT

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WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

I haven't seen anything about Jimmer's efforts in the New York work. Wasn't that on Thursday or Friday?

Saw something about him hitting a high percentage of treys (both college and pro), but that's about it.

Wasn't this evaluation supposed to sink his stock if he didn't fare well against the other lottery PGs?

No, I'm not worried. Just interested.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

For those wondering why I'm so high on Jimmer, when's the last time in the NBA you've seen a player who can put so much scoring pressure on a team's defense that you have to double-team him out near the 3-pt line? ALL the time, not just on pick-an-rolls.

Name one.

Jimmer's scoring ability from the 3-pt line and outside of it is legit. He's proven that time and again.

I think if LeBron had Jimmer's mindset, he could be like that. But he's not. Is it possible LeBron doesn't realize how physically talented he is? I know he believes he's good, but I wonder if he realizes just how good he could be.

If LeBron had Jimmer's offensive mindset, wow!

Maybe Jordan fits the player I'm looking for. Remember, even Jordan didn't tear things up in the NBA his rookie year, AND he didn't start winning championships until Pippen came along.

If a player can make teams concoct unusual defensive schemes to slow him down, who cares if he can't play "great" defense?

eljefeBYUfan
Denver, CO

Love it! Didn't get to follow Jimmer much because of lousy mtn tv coverage, so I'm excited to be able to follow a real sports hero on a day-to-day basis for a while.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

SSSSHHHHH, maybe the ute trolls and aggie ogres won't know we are on here. I am really glad that in my lifetime I had so much pure enjoyment watching BYU hoops thanks to Jimmer and company. And the only in-person games were at MWC tourney in Vegas. Sure picked a beauty to witness the 52-point performance vs UNM. Back in the Ainge days I saw a few games. Jimmer has been sheer pleasure.

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

WhatsInItForMe

Jimmer did well enough in his Knicks workout that the Knicks are trying to move up from their #17 draft position in order to get Jimmer.

Kemba Walker cancelled his Sacramento Kings workout against Jimmer.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

@ TrueBlue,

Thanks for the info.

I'd heard that Kemba had cancelled is face-to-face with Jimmer. Wondered if it was because he knew doing that might hurt his stock because of Jimmer maybe doing well in NY.

Glad to hear my prediction that Jimmer's stock will rise a little with each workout.

As much as I'd like to see Jimmer in Utah (mostly so I don't have to pay extra for an NBA package to see him play elsewhere, and the fact I'm a Jazz fan and know Jimmer would fit well here), the Knicks with two good bigs and his home state would be a perfect fit for him.

I'll be happy for him either way, but happier to see him in a Jazz uniform.

parrothead
orem, ut

Can't wait for the draft so I don't have to hear what Jimmer ate for lunch or hear about him being spotted in the University Mall ! Just want to see him play on the higher level. WhatsInItForMe--Kemba will be fine, and Jimmer will be the #2 pick--from the MWC that is.

Wombat1247
Mount Beauty, VIC

as a non BYU , Ute or Aggie fan , I just hope the Jazz draft the players they can

At the moment I'm hoping for Kanter @ 3 & Jimmer @ 12

Happy to trade AJ for a wing

With Kanter, Favors & Milsap as our rotation & Fes for cheap back up mins againast the right team , this gives us a good paint team with some D

Okur could go at the trade deadline as well - my 20 cents anyway

Wombat1247
Mount Beauty, VIC

and yes I would start Favors & Kanter with Sap of the bench

Bugoff
Houston, TX

Kemba just pulled out of the head to head work out with Jimmer at SAC. That is an indication of how good Kemba and his agent think Jimmer is. Good enough to make Kemba look bad and compete for the 7 and 9 slots.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@WhatsInItForMe

Funny as always...Lebron having a mindset of jimmer...do you even watch the NBA? lebron abuses his physical attributes to the fullest...the reason why no one double teams lebron in the 3...its because he isnt that much of a shooter...he is a slasher...he drives through the lane with ease...powers his way through his opponents...but there is one thing that i would agree with you...jimmer is a player...and i think is a bit underrated...hope the jazz get him along with Kanter

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

@ Kakashi,

We're not seeing the same LeBron, apparently.

I see him standing around a lot, I see him making treys that are killers (so he SHOULD be defended out there), I see him receiving the ball with short Barea guarding him and he just passes it off, etc., etc., etc.

LeBron doesn't put CONSTANT pressure on a team. He didn't when with Cleveland, either, when he was the only show in town. Jimmer did in college and would in the pros.

Remember, Jimmer scored well against pros during that summer, getting Durant's admiration. I don't see it being that much different in the NBA (once he gets playing time).

If you don't guard him soon enough, swish! If you do, he'll cross-over and get by you, putting your defense in trouble.

Hondo
Alpine, UT

I know from a source who saw Bronco at the Creamery the other night that he is still wearing Shape-Ups as part of his offseason regimen. Interestingly, I heard from the same source that now Jimmer is using the Shape-Ups to help with his quickness and vertical.

Does anyone know why Walker cancelled his workout with Jimmer?

OrlandoJazzFan
Winter Springs, FL

Jimmer fans.... His stock appears to be falling. The consensus of the polls as of today have him going somewhere between 15 and 20. The number I noted most was 15 to Indiana. Second most was New York at 17. Major flaw noted was lateral movement on defense. Doesn't look good for his lottery chances.

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