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Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 11:35 p.m. MDT

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Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick pointed out the business side of the Fredette pick, saying that Jimmer will "energize the fan base in ways that not only sell tickets but also lead to a long-overdue arena deal. That's the business appeal of drafting Fredette."

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Jazz didn't need Fredette. They already have an arena.

Allen#1
West Valley, UT

Kings won - Jazz lost. The Jazz need a man who can put points on the board.

I sat next to a Sacramento resident and Kings fan Tuesday night June 21st. The conversation would have been much more interesting tonite than 2 nights ago.

We both feel strongly that the Kings should remain in Sacramento. The Los Angeles area already has 2 NBA tems. Why should they steal the only NBA team Sacramento has?

Allen#1
West Valley, UT

Add: I sat by a Sacramento resident at the Disneyland "Soundsational Parade" 2 nights ago. Would have been interesting to hear his reaction to the Kings drafting Jimmer.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

I'm just very excited that he's made the NBA, not to mention being selected 10th overall in the first round also, much to the chagrin of those haters who didn't give him a chance at all. Goes to show that so called Sunday School boys can be NBA material too if they work hard. Go Jimmer!!!

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

Very excited about this pick. Will be even more excited if the Sacramento Kings come my way in 2012-13 to become the Anaheim Royals. But, it will be just like Jimmer for him to create enough excitement up there to get the arena they need, which I guess you could say will cause SoCal to get Jimmered.

Kjallbee
Orem, UT

Raised in Sacramento, moved to Utah and a Jazz fan since Ricky Green and A.D., but now going back to my roots. Go Kings!

Aggie238
Logan, UT

Guess all of Utah County just became Kings fans. Not that I'm complaining. Jimmer Fredette was/is a great player, but it will be REALLY nice not to see him all over the news every time he scratches his armpit for a change. He's not Michael Jordan, though the Utah media lap-dog seems to think he is.

Julianne
North Salt Lake, UT

I am glad that Jimmer didn't go to the Jazz because the Jazz can't win and people were saying that they only wanted Jimmer to fill the arena. I'm not a Sacramento Kings fan but I will be following Jimmer as he continues to play basketball.

JustAnotherName
Alpine, UT

Aggie238

It must be frustrating to live a life full of envy and spite.

Does all that Jimmer coverage upset you so much? Perhaps now we will get more coverage of the Aggie stars like ... uh ... well, you know ... those Aggie stars.

morganh
Orem, Utah

As a Jazz fan and a Cougar fan I would have loved to see Jimmer in SLC, but Utah wouldn't have been a good fit for him. Jimmer needs an uptempo offense which Sacramento has and Utah doesn't. The most alarming statistic on draft night was that Utah was 31-23 last year under Sloan and they were a horrible 8-20 with Corbin at the helm. Hopefully Corbin can pull it together or the once proud franchise will end up in the lottery many times in the future.

roquetman
provo, UT

JustAnotherName

It must be frustrating to live a life full of pride and stiff neckedness.

I love BYU fans who don't live there religion, and why does the Deseret News allow it? half of my comments against BYU that don't break any rules are not approved, yet all these BYU fans who make a mockery of not only Deseret News rules, but the standards of the gospel get theirs published? I'm glad Jimmer is not in a Jazz uniform and it's because of all the obnoxious BYU fans not because of jimmer himself.

Barack Obama
Phoenix, AZ

If anything it was better for Jimmer to get out of Utah. Dude is only going to be exciting and fill arenas if the Kings win games. Unfortunately, the Kings have a long history of doing the opposite. I'll be following the Kings now b/c of him. I hope he does well but being drafted by Golden State, the Kings, or the Clippers is like being sent to purgatory.

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

The NBA is not like the NCAA. The field is much more talented, more driven and money oriented. It's going to be a huge wake-up call for Jimmer.

I do wish him the very best.

bballjunkie
Cedar Hills, UT

All those who blog and talk how much they are glad Jimmer is not with the jazz, be prepared if you are a Jazz fan to still get worked by the kid that worked the utes for the last four years, your nightmare continues. (I LOVE IT!)

Go Jimmer. He still makes Utes fans "cringe"

Jimmer pick your number so I can buy my first jersey ever. And I WILL wear it to every Kings, Jazz game.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

I think it is terrific Jimmer is not on the Jazz for three reasons.
1) No win situation for Jimmer and management.
2) The continuation of Jimmer mania, no thanks.
3) In Utah, Jimmer cannot go anywhere without being malled by BYU fans, kids and their overzelous parents. outside of Utah he can have some sence of normalcy.

Danish American
Payson, UT

@roquetman: What religion is "there religion?" Never heard of that one.

BU52
Provo, ut

It official, I now know more about the Jimmer than about my wife.

johnjacobs99
Rocklin, CA

A couple of radio stations in Sacramento were going on an on how excited they were for Jimmer to play for the Kings. They thought the Kings were brilliant for their selection of the best College scorer. They invited the fans to meet Jimmer at the airport today at 4pm at Terminal A to welcome him to Sacramento, and wear purple. The announcers loved the fact that Jimmer was so likeable. He will do great here and will really get the fan base excited.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

if you know anything about basketball you know that Jimmer has flat out basketball skill - skill that you can't teach. Natural shooting ability that doesn't come along every year. Any kid out of college can dunk or drive to the hole but how many can consistently hit open jumpers or create their shot? Not many. Jeff Hornesek or Reggie Miller come to mind when I think of pure shooters with quick releases and touch from any range - neither Jeff or Reggie were great defenders but their ability to hit shots made up for it. You get these eastern kids who can dunk and explode to the hole but can't hit open shots to save their lives. I think Jimmer is going to do well in the NBA.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Jeff Hornacek is 6'4"; Reggie Miller is 6'7". Jimmer has the skills to learn to be a true point and learn some defense, but you can't learn height. That will be his greatest challenge in the NBA.

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