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Published: Monday, June 20 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

The Jazz had a point guard named Dwill up until last year. He played no defense yet was regarded as one of the best point guards in the league. It's possible that Jimmer plays better defense than Dwill, yet it is the reason not to draft him. Seems silly.

Oh and there is a guy in Phoenix named Nash who plays no defense. I am sure there are lots of teams that would like that guy.

Corona, CA

Nash and Williams are both quick and are great passers. Jimmer is not! I still feel that Jimmer will just be known as a great College player but not do much in the NBA. I kinda compare him to Adam Morrison not based on measurables obviously.

Saint Louis, MO

The Morrison comparisons are shockingly shallow. Actual NBA scouts and GM's . . people who are paid big bucks to offer expert opinions . . see them as similar??

They are both big-scoring white guys from mid-majors. That's where the similarities end. I guess the lesson is, when you really have no clue how a particular white college player is going to fit in the NBA, compare him to a recent flameout with 1-2 superficial similarities and call it a day. Unbelievable. Is Charlotte hiring? I'm thinking that with my two years of high school hoops experience I could provide better insight than whoever they've got now.

Silly Rabbit
Magna, UT

CJ, me and you are on the same page with this one there are many NBA players that do not play good Defense, the Jazz have had thier share in the past few seasons, Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver just to name a few. CJ is right quicker PG took D-Will to the hole alot in fact D-Will played better Defense on 2 gaurds becuase most of them are slower then PG's.

Why make a big deal about this defense thing now. I think what makes Jimmer good is his willingness to work and he is a gym rat like Stockton was. Jimmer is a good character guy and made it through the BYU honor code unscathed that in its self is huge for a high profile guy like Jimmer.

If he is there at 12 you have to take him.

Go Jazz

Eagle Mountain, UT

I think Jimmer will have a solid career in the NBA. Kerr and Hodges were both on their teams for one thing...3 point shooting to spread the floor. Jimmer is better at driving and finishing as a college senior than either of them ever were in the NBA. Fredette can also create his own shots which neither of them were good at. If he gets much PT his rookie year he will probably be invited to the all star weekend for the 3 point competition.
I really hope it is not in NY but if he wants to be there then I wish him luck.

Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer in New York is the best thing for him. In Utah there are to many haters here. He needs to go some where there isnt much pressure put him on to produce by Haters and the BYU faithful. I would love for him to play here, but it would suck being at ESA hearing some Ute hater booing him, and me having to put him to sleep.

Gold Canyon, az

Hello Jazz, pick Jimmer at 3, or be jimmered! His strengths far outweigh any potential weeknesses. Since being a Utah Jazz fan from the beginning, it would be a nice feeling rooting for a guy with Utah ties that has a significant role with the team. That really hasn't happened before. Tom Chambers comes to mind but he was beyond his prime when he was a Jazz guy. The Jazz should take note of the examples of the NY universities (Syracuse), Jimmmer played in their backyard but did not take serious notice due to his perceived weaknesses. Let it be known, if the Jazz pass at 3, Jimmer will outplay whoever the Jazz pick at three.

Corona, CA

I watched Jimmer play this year and no question he is really good. I just think he lacks the size and quickness and overall complete game to compete at the NBA level. No doubt he can acore at the collegiate level.

Cedar Hills, UT


I fell a sleep after your comparison to Adam Morrison. really? you can dislike him but, Adam Morrison? Do some homework take of the hate glasses and just give a real thought.

I would love to see Jimmer in a Jazz uniform but people it is not happening at the 12 slot he will be long gone. Mark it down!

Houston, TX

Wages of Win is listing all of the American players Position Adjusted Win Scores (40 minutes).

Irving leads the PGs with 13.6, the next 2 are from weak back water conferences then Walker 10.6 and Hasbrough 10.5. Jimmer is at 9.3 but Knight is a dismal 6.3. Average is 7.1.

Leonard is the best SF at 13.8 followed by Hamilton 10.8 and Parson 10.7.

PF are Faried at 17.2, Markief Morris at 13.5 then William at 12.7.

Burks and Brooks are the best shooting guards.

Jimmer had a much better score last year.

This raises very serious questions about Knight.

Morgan, UT

Bugoff, Really...

South Jordan, UT

Every guard in the NBA is chomping at the bit to do a crossover on the white phenom from NY. Jimmer will get humbled, he will find his niche. I think he would do wonderful in a program that runs an uptempo offense. Phoenix, Dallas, NY, Denver, OKC would help Jimmer. A few years behind Nash would groom James into a good NBA player.

Jimmer is not the answer to any team. He is a role player that will hit the long ball and do great on the fast break. He will be ok. There are a few Jimmer Haters but a lot more fans. I'm a Ute and wish him well.

Corona, CA

Re: bballjunkie

How about I don't agree with you.

Tokyo, Japan

i sure hope we get jimmer...he has the skills we really need...a three point threat...the mavs won it all...having a lot of guys that can drill threes...its an asset and it makes the team tougher to guard...im sure jimmer would improve his defense...make it happen...

Seattle, WA


"I kinda compare him to Adam Morrison not based on measurables obviously."

What does that even mean? if you don't have anything to measure the comparison, what is the comparison that you are making, and how do you make it?

Corona, CA

Measurables as in Height,positon.

But both good College players, but NBA busts. That's my prediction of Jimmer's NBA future.

Orem, Utah

I'm NOT gonna feel sorry for the Jimmer (disguised BYU) haters when he Jimmers them all as an NBA player.

The amount of press he's getting over other draftees is certainly making a lot of lottery pick GMs nervous.

He's an enigma to many, even those who have a lot of film on him, because of the requirements he needed to meet as a player at BYU.

It's going to be interesting to see where he actually does go, and how high.

Orem, Utah

I think TJ's correct that any team passing up Jimmer will have trouble defending his trey ability (combined with his cross-over). Jimmer will Jimmer any team that passes him up.

I don't see ANY other prospective draftee having that kind of impact.

Anaheim, CA


"Measurables as in Height,positon."

Stockton, one of the all-time great PGs, is only 5'11" without shoes.

JJ Barea, who seemed to be able to score at will during the 2011 playoffs, is listed at 6'0", but is probably shorter than that.

Isiah Thomas - 6'1"

Ricky Green - 6'0"

Nate Archibald - 6'1"

Layton, UT

If the Jazz do not Pick Jimmer at 3 they won't get him. Every team is realizing that he is the real deal with his shot and size. He is going to be an instant impact on the team that drafts him. Every major analysts says how important 4yrs of school is any thing less is not recommended. Every team would love the Jazz to pass on him. How good would he be next to big AL,Favors,Hayward, and CJ wow I don't think that any team would want to face that. He has under rated passing skills and had to make due on BYU. He is worth believing the HYPE.

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