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
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.
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!
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
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 FG2 of 5 3PT4
of 5 FTper game, for his entire college career.
Jealous one from WVCThe "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.
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.