There's no way he falls to 20. If the Jazz don't take him at 12 the Suns will
at 13. Worst case scenario: getting picked 13th. Not bad for someone who is
"unathletic", "can't play defense", and, oh yeah... can
still drop 47 on the Utes in his sleep.
IndianaCoug,He'll be in a Euro league within 2 years. Mark it down.
Even though I am a Utah fan, I dont care if he played at byu or not as long as
he is very productive for the Jazz. If he plays for the Jazz I hope he is a very
good asset for the team and that he helps the Jazz do good.
Jimmer is fun to watch play. Not so much fun to watch sit. I hope he
is good enough to get on the floor in the NBA. If not..."We always had last winter".
I would love to see Jimmer in a Mavs uniform but that may not happen as we
already have JJ Barea on the team. The closest player in the NBA that looks and
plays like Jimmer is JJ Barea. If you saw the game last night with the Mavs and
the Thunder, you saw JJ tear up the Thunder. Yes, JJ comes off the bench but
the Mavs have the best bench in the NBA and JJ gets great play time. Between
Dirk and JJ, they tore up a very good Thunder team.I believe that if
you want to see something close to what Jimmer will look like in the NBA, watch
JJ Barea last night or in the up coming games. He totally turns games around.
If he plays defense at the combine, he's top 10.Go, Jimmer, go!
Talking about Barea, he's a poor-man's Jimmer--not as strong, as big, as good
with a crossover, as long-ranged in treys, etc. Yet, look how well he plays on a
team with OTHER SCORERS.Kind of like the Jazz. Other scorers.
Something Jimmer's never experienced, but would love it, because he's just as
happy getting assists as scoring. He only scored so much in college because he
could and his teammates couldn't.If you watched all of BYU's games,
you will have seen many, many lost assists because his teammates couldn't
finish.The Combine is going to be fun to follow, especially with
Jimmer going up against the several PGs everyone thinks should go higher than
him. He'll surprise a lot of people.That'll make it hard for the
Jazz, if their pick positions don't change, to pass him up at the third pick. He
won't be around for the 12th.
fastforward three years....euro league.
I agree with WahtsInItForMe, I don't think he'll be around at the 12, and the
Jazz won't be taking him at the 3. If he is around at the 12, and the jazz took
a big at 3, then I'd say they'd be dummies for not taking him then. He'd go to
the Suns and become Jezz Hornecek, Jazz Killer, Part II.This kid has
skills. Let him provie it at the combine. Kemba? I'd pass...
If Jimmer's around at #12, which I believe he will be, the Jazz should consider
him. If the Burks kid from Colorado, a very good scorer who is bigger and more
athletic than Jimmer, is gone, I have no problem with the Jazz picking him.
They clearly need outside shooting. Jimmer will never be a starter, but he can
be a good combo-guard off the bench. He cannot play defense, that's not really
debatable, but playing against other bench players that need is less important.
He can be instant offense off the bench, can help stretch the floor. And he'll
sell a few tickets the first year or two. If you're expecting more
than that from him, you're nuts. And if you're expecting the Jazz to look at
him prior to #12, you're more nuts.
Jimmer was a lockdown defender when he first came to campus. But because he was
the only player on the team who could create shots for himself and for others he
could not afford to take fouls. It is that simple. The coaches told him to not
play defense. If Mike Lloyd is still on the team it's a whole different
strategy. But what is Jimmer supposed to do without a backup PG or any help on
offense? The kid can D up no problem!
Chris BYou'll be wrong again for the next two years?By
the way, what does mark it down mean? Mark it where. Are we keeping score? If
we were, you aren't doing to well. Mark it down? Are NBA scouts
calling you to see what you think? He will go where he goes. There are a
million variables and a lot of time. None of them involve you.You
can't even make a reasonable guess, let alone a prediction.
Williary,You're just saying Jimmer can't play defense and he won't
start in the NBA because you are a Ute homer and you can't bear to let go of
your BUY prejudice. Am I correct in my assessment?
WhatsInItForMe has it right on. Jimmer is the best point guard in the draft.
Check out all the year end stats of all five top PGs and Jimmer is even in
assists, steals and rebounds and still out scored all others by 10 points per
game while getting double and triple teamed. No even close.
I expect the Jimmer to have a career similar to that of Monsiuer Ainge. If he
does, that will be a major success.In the past year Jimmer has done
more than most. He has been awarded POY, led a team to the sweet 16, taken out
a known terrorist, rapped on his brother's hit single, and been the spokesperson
for hair gel.
"CBSSports.com's most recent mock draft has Fredette going at No. 7 to
Sacramento"As a long-time Kings fan, let me say this:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Don't worry about what Yahoo sports predicts. Wasn't that the only publication
that gave their player of the year nod to someone else? That was credible. Yahoo
is the only one that would be foolish enough to mark down anything suggested by
a varmint.Jimmer didn't play much defense this past season because
he didn't have to. BYU's zone was set up to give him a rest. Worked out just
I will probably end up regretting saying this being the Ute fan that I am. If the Jazz don't take Jimmer at #3 they are crazy. I think he is the
real deal and he is exactly what the Jazz need right NOW to get them back among
the elite NBA teams. Of course I am sure the Jazz will pick some
European player that will end up working at the Hagen-Daz plant 2 years from
now.Don't blow it Jazz!
wedgie and chrisyfastforward, backward, sideways, anyway you
like...in three years, Jimmer will be a multi-millionaire and set
for life financially, not to mention, fulfilling his life-long dream of playing
in the NBA,and you two will still be creating whine from your sour
grapes on every BYU article, one still curled in his little hole near blackswamp
lake in Michigan and the other still sleeping on her mother's couch in the
basement.Good luck Jimmer. Wherever you go, you'll always have fans
who will have fond memories of Jimmermania.
@crisb"He'll be in a Euro league within 2 years. Mark it
down"If he isn't will you go? Please!
@mussingaroundYou speak as if Jimmermania has died down. I submit
that Jimmermania has moved past its infancy, but is still in the early stages!
Depending on what team he goes to, people will get his face tattooed
on their backs, wear his jerseys, and form the equivalent of book clubs to
discuss his most recent performances.Several POYs have led their
teams to the sweet 16, but not many have taken out a known terrorist, rapped on
a brother's hit single, and been the spokesperson for hair gel.
Brave Sir Robin. I heard that when Jimmer heard he was going to Sacramento at
#7, he said, "Noooooooooooo."I am waiting to see how
Jimmer is evaluated. I he does well, I hope the Jazz can still get him at 12.
I'm buying a jimmer jersey regardless where he goes, hopefully it will be a
jazz uniform. Fast forward 3 years hedge still in moms basement.
Chris B Predictions.Fail.Enough Said.
@JDLPlease cite one source from an NBA scout or other player
personnel position, where they have stated they expect Jimmer to be a starter in
the league for years to come? He has a very unique skill,
shooting/scoring, and that will keep him in the league and allow him to
contribute on an NBA roster. He'll have a good career. He can be the
combo-guard off the bench who comes in to score. What's wrong with
that? As I stated, just about every team could use that guy. The Jazz certainly
could. Clearly your blue glasses won't allow you to look at the
situation realistically. If you believe Jimmer will start in the NBA for years,
you're alone in that assessment from everything I've read. And if
you believe he'll be able to consistently defend starting SG's in the league,
you haven't heard the many interviews with NBA scouts that local/national radio
hosts have had on. They are quite certain he will not be able too.
Barea! Barea! Barea!'Nuff said on the "Jimmer can't do it in
the NBA" argument.Barea is no Jimmer, not by a long shot, and
look what Barea can do in the NBA.Sure will be disgusting if the NBA
is locked out this year. Can't wait to get my Jimmer fix again.
Where Jimmer goes I go. Jazz will be sold within three years if they don't get
Jimmer. Fans will jump ship and follow. Millers and KOCs acts are getting old
anyway. Jimmer will be a 15+ pt a night scorer.
My brain got Jimmered like bin Laden. That's why I never make any sense about
Fast forward three years: Hedgehog still living in his mama's basement
Hedgehog. Here she goes again."Mark it down" someone
should go back through the archives and see how many times she said to mark it
down, or how many times she guaranteed and was wrong. I am guessing it was about
30 wrong for every one right. Nice odds, I will take that bet. You
were foaming at the mouth like a dog with rabies on the Austin Collie articles.
Now you are doing the same on Fredette articles. I bet you dropped sweat as you
smacked the keyboard typing out your rants and hate filled posts on how Collie
would never make it in the NFL. Now you are double of nothing on Fredette. It
has to hurt huh? How can you be so wrong? LOL!!! I know you simply post for
amusement and to get a rise form BYU fans, but deep down inside you are bloated
from all the haterade you drink. Sorry you never got into the Y, not much we can
do to help. Sorry you had to go to the U via SLCC. You should have studied
harder in HS. Then you would not be living in mom's basement.
Jazz should not use the number 3 pick on Jimmer, however if he is there at 12 it
is a no-brainer - unless of course the big Congan player is available at 12
also. Jimmer can play, he will be valuable to whoever picks him. I'd
love it if he slid to 12. My guess is he goes at 11 - because all the teams that
like the Jimmer will trade up to grab him before the Jazz do as they will know
that the Jazz have an interst. Just a guess though.
Chris B. will still be living in his parents basement and will still be
unemployed in two years.Mark it down.
Hedgehogglet: Fast forward three years...still making bitter, derogatory
comments about Jimmer as Jimmer makes millions in the NBA, Euro League or
Wow. Wedgie got some "Recommends"!Looks like the trolls
have figured out they need to vote for each other to look relevant.
Brave Sir Robin,Glad you don't want Jimmer in Sacramento. The Jazz
Hedgie:I ahve followed your remarks and perhaps you are telling the
truth this time around. You got Jimmered and surely don't make sense regarding
the articles. You have commented about a coach's name and religion, a teams
uniforms and nearly every other thing you can. I find it hard to say but I will
go and read the articles on the U (few as they are) there I probably won't find
you.Jimmer will succeed because he wants to and he was brought up to
apply his whole being to whatever he does.
If we get 18 year old Brandon Knight at 3, why would we need 21 year old jimmer
at 12? Jimmer has a repulsive dislike for defense and thats why he is being
projected to go at 30 to the bulls. If any team can make him play defense it's
Anticipation for tomorrow's and Friday's stats on Jimmer's foray into
NBA-wannabee comparisons is killing me. Can't wait. Kind of like when his next
college game was the next day. ANTICIPATION!Will he Jimmer the
Dear Chris B,I am sure your posted are well noted in Jimmer's
Locker. See 2010-2011 season. Thank you for adding fuel to his fire. He is
primed to prove the critics wrong again.Sincerely,BYU
Williary,"Jimmer will never be a starter, but he can be a good
combo-guard off the bench. He cannot play defense, that's not really debatable,
but playing against other bench players that need is less important."There are many who have complimented Jimmer on his game and see him as
more than just a bench player including several of the best pros in the
business, coaches and players such as Frank Layden, Kevin Durrant to name a
few.To say that "Jimmer will never start" and that
"He cannot play defense" is your opinion but a lot of people said that
about John Stockton too and you see where that go him, to the Hall of Fame. Let's wait to see what his defensive skills are. Let's wait to see if
he'll start. BYU's system didn't require him to defend but rather
score so no one really knows yet. Not you nor I really know how good he is at
defense but we both know he is a brilliant basketball player and an outstanding
athlete. Time will tell, but my bet is on the Jimmer.
Like I said, look at JJ Barea. Jimmer is 4 inches taller, stronger and possibly
just as quick. Jimmer will be a game changer in the NBA, even if he comes off
Fast forward 3 years...Hummer is a double digit scorer in the NBA and Wedgie and
Chrissy are both still working at the Circle K.Mark it down!!!
We all know how hard Jacks worked on "D". Likewise we all know how
hard Jimmer worked on "O". Seems to me it's an unreasonable request to
expect any player to give 110% on both ends of the floor while facing a double
team for 37 minutes. Can any of the so-called experts even begin to contemplate
what it would take to accomplish the herculean feat Jimmer accomplished?