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Published: Wednesday, June 29 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer is only going to be a backup next year (if he were with the Jazz). Would he really pump up the crowd much if he plays 15 minutes a game? Would the novelty wear off after a while?

There's also the fact that the benefit (he's from BYU and has strong support from a segment of the Jazz fanbase) comes with the flip side... the other part of the Jazz fanbase that is likely to attend home games is largely made up of Ute and Aggie fans.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Jimmer was a lose lose for the Jazz.

Too much pressure on him to play and perform well.

Too much pressure on the Jazz to play and develop him.

Besides, how do we know that the Jazz didn't try to trade up to get him? It wasn't as if the Jazz passed on Jimmer. Jimmer was drafted before the Jazz could take him (#3 would have been wayyyy too high for Jimmer).

I have full confidence that Kanter and Burks will provide us with plenty of excitement.

I wish Jimmer the best of luck. He's in a better situation in Sacramento than what he would have had here in Utah. And Utah is in a better situation too. Two young players that can develop and be great. Not much pressure, they can just ease into their roles. And Ty Corbin will not be pressured every day by BYU fans to play Kanter or Burks.

JustGordon
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The Jazz drafted the best available athlete at the 3rd pick. Jimmer was never projected to go as high as 3, and the Jazz would have wasted their pick on him at the spot. No he wasn't available at 12, but that is not something the Jazz had control over.

Maybe the would have drafted him, so the pundits seem to say, but the point is moot. To argue that the Jazz "jimmered" the results so they didn't have to pick him is opinion without substantiation.

Esquire
Springville, UT

We all love Jimmer, but it was best for him to go elsewhere. SLC is not Provo, and the NBA is not BYU. Get over it.

Jl
Sandy, UT

Move on Jason, move on. Sacramento has a place for thee.

Robert Johnson
Sunland, CA

Certainly you aren't suggesting that the Jazz should have taken Jimmer at #3? Are you?....that would have been pure stupidity on the part of the Jazz. Yes, it would have been nice it Jimmer was still around at #12 and by most accounts, he was very likely to have been. Had the Jazz passed on him at #12 you MIGHT have a case, however, suggesting that the Jazz waste a #3 pick on Jimmer just shows how little the OP understands about basketball and the NBA draft.

Chris Bryant
SLC, UT

Can we put this to bed please?

-Kevin O'connor listens to all trade offers and does his homework. So does the rest of the staff. They make a list of who they want, in order, so they are prepared for any situation that may arise. Teams are constantly on the phone trying to trade up or down and see what they can get or have to give up.

Multiple sources reported that the Jazz had Alec Burks higher on their draft board than Jimmer. If both had slid to 12, you would likely have seen the Jazz take Burks anyway.

My final point is this; yes, Jimmer-mania was electric. However, the NBA is a whole different ball game. If the team were to lose a lot, "Jimmer-mania" would not be able to keep people in the stands....

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer fans have already signed up with the Sacramento Bee, lashing out at any column or comment which dares question the talent of James Fredette. That is the sort of ugliness the Jazz organization just avoided. Good riddence.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Who says certain fans around here are myopic?

10CC
Bountiful, UT

I'm sure Tyrone Corbin was looking forward to having 1 million back seat drivers to help him coach.

"If they would have played Jimmer the whole game, they would have won. Sure he got some shots blocked in the first half, but it's Jimmer and he would have won the game with a 70 foot jumper, just like that one time against..."

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