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Published: Friday, May 27 2011 11:48 a.m. MDT

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IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

Maybe you forgot... this is The Jimmer. National player of the Year. The guy who can make baskets from anywhere on the court. He compares pretty darn well.

Dr Truth
SLC, ut

Jimmer came out pretty well in the testing at the combine compared to the other point guards. I'm still waiting to get more information on some head to head match ups with Walker and Knight if their agents will even allow it??

In watching Jimmer, he still needs to improve his dribbling skills. This draft is so wide open, who knows who the Jazz will have available when the 12th pick comes around. Because so many NBA teams need shooting, I doubt Jimmmer falls below 16.......

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Dr. Truth: Jimmer needs to improve his dribbling skills? Did you ever watch him play? He could handle double teams and even triple teams with his ball handling skills. That is not a problem for him. Passing off the dribble would be more of a weak spot for him.

Dr Truth
SLC, ut

The same concerns I have about Jimmer are the same concerns everyone had about D-will coming out of college. Can he get by people at the NBA level? It took D-Will a couple of years to read when he could get all the way to the rim. Jimmer will be going up against quicker, stronger,faster guards with more reach/length. Will he need to improve his ball handling? I think so.....And you are right, his passing/decision making needs to improve as well. In the NBA when Jimmer gets in the lane, I think he is really is going to struggle to finish. Shoot the floater Jimmer, pull up Jimmer.....SWAT.....aughhhh!!!!

T-spoon
West Jordan, UT

If anything, Jimmer can be a designated shooter on a team, ala Kyle Korver. However, I believe he will be good enough to be a sixth man within his first few years. If he ends up being a decent-enough defender, he could even start in the future.

I would not be disappointed if he was drafted 12th by the Jazz.

utahutefan3213
Clearfield, UT

Honestly, Jimmer is a heck of a player. He can shoot from anywhere on the floor and it doesnt matter how many people your putting on him he is going to get his points. His shooting skills are unbelievable as well as his ball handling skills. But what has me concerned is his defense. I see him being a good NBA player but a 6th man. He comes in when the team needs points. I think he will probably break NBA point records but unless he improves his defense I think he will probably be a huge bench scorer which alot of teams rely on.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

@Dr. Truth- I believe there were a few of the SDSU players who said there was no contest on who was more difficult to guard between Jimmer and Kemba. Jimmer by a landslide. We may not know for a while defensively.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Jimmer should forgo the NBA Draft.

He should go out and get a real job.

After all:

he can't shoot...

he can't pass...

he can't dribble...

he can't jump...

he can't run...

he can't win...

he is a trouble maker...

just all around bad news.

Right?

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

blah blah blah jimmer blah blah blah everyday???

mulrich
Provo, UT

There are lots of players that can shot from deep. There are lots of players who score tons in college. There are lots of players that practice really hard. None of those things necessarily translate into success in the NBA. Right now the best pro comparison to Jimmer is Eddie House. A bit undersized, good shooter, bad defender. If Jimmer ends up mirroring Houses' career I'd consider it a success. He could also mirror Adam Morrison and be moving to Europe after his rookie contract.

gizmo33
St. George, Utah

definatly over rated -- all this talk about him as if he is going to be the reason why the Jazz get a championship well there is no ( I )in team folks I have seen this happen time and time again and nothing ever comes out of it. the Jazz wont be getting a championship. Im not impressed by him at all

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Polarizing.

Enigma.

Landslide POY.

Unlimited range.

Did quite well at the Combine. Even came out first in two PG-important tests. Impressive!

If Ute/Jazz fans weren't so afraid the Jazz might draft Jimmer, there'd be a lot less negative Jimmer posts here.

Tough.

Old Navy
Provo, UT

Great college player, but Jimmer is not even in the same class as Derek Rose. Can you say overrated?

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

@Old Navy

Rose was the NBA's MVP - there aren't very many players in his class and I've never heard anyone claim that Jimmer is going to be MVP. However, most everyone expects him to be drafted between 10-20 and have a decent NBA career. Tell how those expectations for the consensus POY make him overrated?

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

I have read all of pro's and con's about Jimmers game. If he is available at 12 take him, move him to Orem, fill the seats with Jimmer groupies and make him defend the toughest player on the " FLASH " schedule. Leave him there for a while and not play him back and forth between teams. If he does well in the " D " league then bring him up to the Jazz bench. It should prove good for the Flash fans in Utah County, get him some playing time on the next level, and really take a long look and see if he can defend and play team ball. By the end of the first year, if he holds up well then Jim Fred was worth the gamble. The real plus here is that and we don't have to hear those chants from the blue blooded groupies for at least a year. Heaven help us if every time Ty Corbin calls a time out we hear chants from the cheap seats of Jimmer, Jimmer. Let him prove his worth first in Orem.

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

@ TheHailstorm

We get it, you're a BYU hater so you'd love to see him fail so you can feel better about being wrong about him during his college career. Sorry but he'll be on an NBA roster whether that makes you happy or not.

CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

Send a lottery pick to Orem to play D league? Some of you are clueless or a Ute fan, maybe both

mulrich
Provo, UT

I'm a BYU alumni and love the school and still think theHailstorm has the right idea. Lots of lottery picks higher than a #12 have spent a lot of time in the D-league.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Would love to see a Stockton-Green scenario where they draft Jimmer to back up Harris for a year, then take over Harris' starting spot the next year.

They Jazz generally carry three PGs so that they don't tank should their starting PG (or even backup) get injured, which has happened often enough in the past.

If they don't bring back Watson or Price (I'd prefer Watson), they'll only have one PG on the roster. Makes the draft, trading, or free agency more interesting from that standpoint.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I've watched videos of Knight, Walker, Irving , I watched Locke's breakdown of Knight a couple of times last night and Knight isn't any better than Jimmer, in fact Jimmer does several things much better than Knight. Jimmer is a better shooter than Knight, he has better handles and uses the stop and go and hesitation to create seperation and space better than Knight, Jimmer sees the floor just as well, probably better. Knights D is probably alittle better than Jimmers but playing defense is quickness, strength and desire, Jimmer is quicker, stronger and he will put forth the effort, Jimmer will be able to play D. That being said, I don't see what Locke or anyone else for that matter is seeing in Knight. Potential?? A little extra length 2 inches, 1 inch in height, Jimmers bigger frame and strength give him the advantage in alot of ways. I just hope the Jazz don't draft Knight, he's not worthy of the #3 pick.

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