Jimmer is already having a better first year than Steve Nash, Koby Bryant and
many other NBA stars. The jealous Jimmer-haters that comment on these articles
really don't understand or appreciate his determination to play in the NBA. He
is on a miserable team of selfish losers (alpha males, as Coach Keith Smart
calls them) and he will struggle. But he has a two year contract, Otis, paying
him over $2M a year plus and is living his dream. Results take time to
I hope Otis was able to watch the game last night, the one where Jimmer scored
14 points. By the way, Jimmer shoots a better 3 point percentage than anyone on
the Jazz this year. Even with his adjustment to the NBA and his early struggles
he is still a valuable shooter!
Always good to see Dick Harmon reading fantasy books! Jimmer won't make it in
the NBA unless he finds a team that plays like a team (see Nuggets).
xert - Sound a little bitter. Something bothering you???
"Jimmer will have a fine career and blah blah blah..." My how the
lofty expectations have melted into mutterings of understanding reality. Now,
instead of saying he would have led the Jazz to the promised land, some are
adamantly insisting he would have been a more than acceptable back up point
guard for Devin Harris (err---we have one of those). Learn something from this
people. If Jimmermania can't get you out of the Sweet Sixteen, it's time to
adopt a wait and see attitude. There were no Keith Van Hornamaniacs or Andre
Millerific Minions. No one screamed about Bo-gutwrenching wins. The young fellow
was a shooter on a decent basketball team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen.
These things happen.
Jimmer will have a nice career in the NBA. Will he ever be a star? No. But he'll
make plenty of money and stick around for a reasonable number of years. A guy
that can shoot and create his own show will always have a place on a team. Plus,
he won't cause any problems in the locker room and where ever he is, he'll have
solid fan base. Unfortunately, he's undersized and so he's a defensive
I live in Nor cal and watch the Kings regularly. Jimmer is a bit timid, but that
team full of stupid, selfish players. Everybody for themselves, Fredette
is one of the few that will pass, otherwise its just playground ball. The kings
stink and until they are a team, they will. When they were good a few years ago,
it was all about team.
Realistic Googles."Jimmer has a future in this league. Of the
30 NBA teams, he landed on the team that is the worst personal fit. He is forced
to play shooting guard when he should be playing point guard.IMO, if
he were on the Jazz he would be backing up Devin Harris and doing a great
job"First he was going to be the MVP and now he isn't a good
fit. I can't wait for jimmer to bring his 2 points and 0 assists to the game
@DSBI don't think its the laughter that is preventing you from
formulating a good response.
To Howard S. 10:08 -...and you're the arbiter of objectivity on articles related
to BYU athletes?Wait...Give me a minute...Hold on...Never mind - I can't stop laughing long enough to
formulate a good response.
@LetsDebateI had to double check to see if this article was written
by a reporter or Fredette's mother.A little objectivity would add to
Dick's credibility.How's this for an example...Fredette
"...mildly clapped for a pass..."How does Dick know if it
was a mild clap for a pass? Was he there? This is the kind of unsupported
justification that a mother would offer in support of her son's character.And besides that, this is the NBA! If your name isn't Kobe or Lebron
you don't "mildly" clap for a pass.
@Howard S - wow, so spot on. Imagine if every reporter was like Dick Harmon, and
wrote stories of interest to the readers, about issues with local connection,
that corresponded to events of the day. What was he thinking! The DN really
needs reporters who are less interested in topical subjects and the interests of
Dick seems a little overly infatuated with Fredette.
Otis, Otis, Otis, don't be a hater see even deep down you like him you just
haven't come to grips with it yet. Your even using his name to dis him. No, but
really he is a good player and he will get better you'll see. Hard workers do,
what goes around comes around. Good guys do win always. :)
Jimmer has a future in this league. Of the 30 NBA teams, he landed on the team
that is the worst personal fit. He is forced to play shooting guard when he
should be playing point guard.IMO, if he were on the Jazz he would
be backing up Devin Harris and doing a great job.
Jimmer is doing just fine. When things settle, I predict he will have a solid
10+ year career and also regularly average 15-17 ppg.Another Jeff
Hornacek or Mark Price.
I really hope Jimmer enjoys playing in his first and only season in the NBA.
He's about to get "Jimmered".