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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 25 2012 11:00 p.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

I would bet that Jimmer drops 30 on the Jazz.

Lake Elsinore, CA

Jimmer is becoming The Jimmer again.


We all hope that Jimmer does well. We want him to succeed. One thing we know, he will work hard to find his way... He is very basketball smart and to lose all the time must eat at his basketball soul. I watched him early in the season and he looked like he was afraid to make a mistake... that was weird for him. Aggressive confidence will come I guess. Someone, anyone be a leader! The Kings have to be the worst situation in the league. This will somehow help Jimmer and the other rookies to become better players in the long run. I hope they don't get used to losing. Losing is easy... you still get paid for it in the NBA...A LOT!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

a blistering 34% field goal percentage, 20% from 3, this kid is lights out.

And his defense? Move over Lebron James

Did I hear a "Euro star"?

Tooele, UT

Utah could use the three's he could put up against most teams.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Chris B: I think that is double your shooting percentage in junior high. Its tough to do anything well with his teammates being the ball hogs they are.

Hyrum, UT

Chris B... your comments are not perceptive at all. As far as team defense goes, the Kings gave up 90 points in the paint against Denver last game, which is somewhat typical of them. And guess what... Jimmer doesn't guard in the paint. The big boys on his team are supposed to. Don't lay that one on him. If you've been watching any King's games, you would've noticed that Jimmer puts more effort on defense than almost anyone else on his team, which is a sad statement to make.
Secondly, with all the expectations on him this year, he did start out timidly and not playing his usual self. But in his last several games, he's been hitting more than 50% of his long-range 3 point shots. He's now headed in the right direction, and that is not to Europe as you insinuate. If a few of his ego-centered teammates would pass the ball when he's wide open, his numbers would be even better. Eventually, that will become obvious... even to you Jimmer critics who smile whenever he misses. When he eventually gets on a team with a team-first attitude, his real potential will finally be seen!

Roosevelt, UT

Good kid trying to do his best and help his team.

Has talent as do many on his team. So far little cohesiveness evident on the team.

Conner Johnson

Jimmer is still a rookie so you can't put too much on the kid. Besides, we all know he will get more applause then Mehmet Okur did when he visited Utah. I still say the Jazz win by 4 and Jimmer goes 4-for-12 from the field. Maybe 1-for-7 from downtown.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

So Chis B. which game are u going to watch, Sac/Jazz or Utah/USC? No, I didn't asked if u were going to watch BYU/SMC. Enjoy, Jimmer Time!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Yep, that Kings game was classic Jimmer: He puts up 19...meanwhile, the man he's guarding puts up 32.

Being able to bury 62-foot jumpers but do nothing else is good if you're the guy at halftime who gets to shoot for a $100 gas card. But if you're going to play guard in the NBA, it's not enough.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT


welcome back to the world of posting. can you imagine how great he would be if he would have gone to the u? the u (no drum or feather) is having a heck of a year. the best thing they could have done was to join the pac 10 plus 2. the competition is incredible.

Bountiful, UT

Will be interesting to see if there are more Jimmer fans or more BYU fans. The BYU vs. St. Marys game is much more interesting. However, my guess is the Jimmer hype out does the BYU game.

Salt Lake City, UT

Maybe the Jimmie will have an awful night and win at the same time?

Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer is doing fine for a rookie. Probably better than 80% of rookies.

ChrisB is a hater...and obviously a former NBA basketball player himself.

Paul, Idaho

Hater Robin and Chris B Jimmers 3 point percentage is up to 36% after shooting over 65% the last three games. And Robin you are nuts about what he is giving up are just a stereotype get a life.

Payson, UT

what about miller? A Utah stand-out, and one of the better NBA guards the last 10 years. Utah would also love to have him. Imagine Miller feeding to Jimmer...

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Gosh I can hardly wait. Hes the best thing ever from this state ever.

Syracuse, UT

I will be at ESA to watch the Jimmer, hopefully he can put up like 30 points, and I doubt who ever he is guarding will put up those numbers, due to the fact that it will probably be Devin Harris

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@ DN Conner Johnson,

Whats wrong here, are you out of things to do or to write about? Or are you trying to become the next sports writer? I don't know why I am bringing this up. Whatever Conner.

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