Just as he did in college, Jimmer will prove the naysayers wrong. Many an NBA GM
will rue the day he passed on Jimmer.
I'm excited to see Jimmer prove to the doubters that he can be a pass first
point guard and do it in a big way. Jimmer could be like Nash.
I'm really hoping he goes to the Knicks, where I think he has the best chance
for early success. I'm hoping they trade up to get him.
Could it be possible that Mark Cuban could trade up to get Jimmer?
It's because he's white, from BYU (a religious school), and didn't get a lot of
TV exposure.And there is definitely an east coast bias when it comes
to B-Ball.All this garbage about his size and position are
laughable. In the workouts he showed he was as good or better as any of the PG
in the draft.If he was black, played for a traditional powerhouse,
and was seen on TV more he would be the number one pick, maybe two. Racism works
both ways.But it is what it is, and he will do just fine, just as he
has always done. I hope a team that will use him and needs him chooses him.
But wherever he goes, he will excel if given the opportunity.
Yup, Jimmer still has detractors(so does every other person in the draft) and
the sports writers are still writing about it. I can't wait for the 200 Jimmer
articles we will see in the next month after the draft tonight. I am a
Jimmer fan and like to hear about new things but this has got to be at least the
45th article including Jimmer detractors since March. Yeah, I
know..don't read them
I think Jimmer will be as good or better than any point guard in the draft not
named Kyrie Irving. I have heard that Sacramento has made up their mind and
will take Kawhi with number 7, unless he is off the board. After that, I would
imagine Jimmer slips to the Jazz. I like the idea of trading the 3
for 6 and 18. I also like the idea of trading 3 and 12 to Minn. for 2 and 20.
The second scenario would likely make a "Jimmer to the Jazz situation"
impossible. But it would mean Derrick Williams.If we stay pat, I
think we come away tonight with Enes Kanter and Jimmer. Im still not sold on
Kanter, at all, but ill take him over anyone else at 3.
What is shocking about it? He's far from a no-brainer #1 pick. Of course he's
going to have some critisism because he doesn't have a perfect game. He's still
somewhat slow and is horrible at defense.Do you really expect everyone to
love him like you do Greg?
In a draft devoid of any can't miss superstars, Jimmer is the most exciting and
intriging player in the draft. At a pre-draft media event yesterday that
included 12 of the expected highest drafted players, including Kyrie Irving,
Kemba Walker, and Derrick Williams, Jimmer drew far more attention than any of
the other players. Jimmer is a bonavide future NBA star, and one lucky NBA team
is going to be very fortunate that they "took a chance" on Jimmer.
He doesn't have near as many detractors as "homer" sportscasters!!!!
We were crying for outside shooters last year to open up the paint....now we are
in danger of losing out with some of the thinking in this draft. We will only
realize what we have lost if we do not draft Jimmer for the Jazz.
Wrubell is a great voice for BYU sports, and probably writes the most
informative, coherent sports articles around.And he does it without
trying to be "cute" like all the others. I actually read this latest
draft article to completion because all the others say the same thing, ask the
same questions, and guess the same answers.Well done, Greg.
Seems a few folks here are much more qualified and better informed than the
coaches who watched Jimmer in the camps he attended. You need to watch more NHL
hockey. Players have to go flat out on both ends of the ice and are out of gas
after barely two minutes then come off for two shifts before they go back on the
ice. Seems folks want Jimmer to score his forty points for which he has to work
extremely hard against a double-team for 37 minutes PLUS hold opponents
scoreless. Maybe these detractors should tell us just how THEY could make that
happen being in Jimmer's shoes.
Rikitikitavi: Great points, you can tell who has played the game and who hasn't
by there comments.
Jimmer is going to do just fine. I'm already waiting for the I told you so day
that I'm going to give the Salt Lake sports stations. They are bending over
backwards to make sure Jimmer doesn't get any more positive attention. They are
saying some of the dumbest things I've heard yet. Jimmer will start
soon enough, he'll be a steady contributor and a factor to be dealt with...just
like the triple teaming he got all year. It is amazing if you hate the cougs you
also hate their players no matter how good they are!
Take him at 3! Speach for KOC: "I believe in Jimmer." Done.
re Starfire: "It's because he's white, from BYU (a religious school), and
didn't get a lot of TV exposure."Are you kidding me...he didn't get
alot of exposure? Jimmer is Jimmer because of all the media exposure. More
people have heard about Jimmer because of that, than because of his talent. I am
not saying he isn't talented, but I am saying he has had plenty of exposure.
Jimmer, enjoy the weather in California..........Sacramento is HOT
How immature to change the headline.....CLASSIC!!!!