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Published: Thursday, Jan. 19 2012 11:29 a.m. MST

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jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

No need to panic, Jimmer will be fine, everyone struggles in their first year in the NBA. He just needs to let his game come to him and he will be the next great NBA shooter.

Madden
Herriman, UT

Rough start and bad shooting from Jimmer. He is very used to shooting off the dribble in college. I haven't seen any Sac games, but are they doing more catch and shoot?

No training camp, a bad team and a head coach fired already...it can only get better from here right? Looks like most of the rookies are having a tough time, so he's not alone there.

niners
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Jimmer will be okay. I have noticed he makes mistakes that most players have fixed in college and definitely by the time they are in the NBA. (he gets caught in the air with the ball, he jumps on every pump fake etc.) I think coach Rose gave Jimmer too much slack, which didn't prepare Jimmer for the NBA. No, I am not ripping on Rose, most college coaches do not make an effort to prepare their athletes for the next level, they just want to win games.

Other than those fixable mistakes I think Jimmer will be fine in 1 or 2 seasons. His defense may hinder his chance to get substantial minutes, but at the same time his defense isn't nearly as bad as many expected.

Bottom line is Jimmer needs to make his shots!! He is getting plenty of shot opportunities. Before these last two games he was averaging 8 FG attempts and 24 minutes of playing time. That is 1 shot every 3 minutes! His FG% is terrible. As soon as he adjusts to the speed of the NBA (very difficult for many rookies) his shots will fall and Jimmer will be back!

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

He has never been a good shooter this is not a shocker. He shot 9 of 30 most college games and went to the free throw line 10 times. He's the most overrated player in college basketball history. He will be out of the NBA within two years. They guy just dosent bring anything to the table. He's weak, has not athletisism, can't jump, don't pass the ball, plays no D and shoots a horrible %

The kings would give anything to get their 2011 pick back

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

2WINS

"He shot 9 of 30 most college games and went to the free throw line 10 times."

Get over your BYU-obsessed hatred and your grossly distorted "stats".

Jimmer had a career FG% of 45.4% in college, 39.3% from 3PT, 85% FT, all VERY respectable percentages for a point guard, while being double-teamed, and sometimes triple-teamed, most of his senior season. That translates to:

6 of 13 FG
2 of 5 3PT
4 of 5 FT

per game, for his entire college career.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Jealous one from WVC

The "most overrated player in college basketball history" laid 32 points, including a buzzer-beating 40-footer, on the Utes, IN THE FIRST HALF, in Jimmer's final game in the Huntsman.

Just imagine what he would have done to the Utes if he'd been any good.

btw,

John Stockton, another pretty good point guard, only averaged 5.6 ppg his rookie season, 47.1% FG, 18.2% 3PT. And that was during a regular 82-game season with summer league play, a complete training camp, and pre-season games to help make the transition to the NBA.

YoungBloodJazz
REXBURG, ID

Jimmer is not going to be able to find much success in SAC; there's just too many bad things going on with the team. He would have prospered in a place like NY or GS. I hope for Jimmer's sake he gets traded after his rookie year to somewhere where he'll be a better fit, a true point guard, and coach who knows how to develop him.

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