People seem to have forgotten that when Jimmer came to BYU he was unknown and
unheralded. He did not start as a freshman, played only 18 minutes per game, and
averaged 7 points. Over the course of four years he improved himself gradually
and consistently until he became the Jimmer of last year. He is going through
the same process in the NBA. Jimmer grows his game through observation,
tenacity and hard work. He is not blessed with the height and natural
athleticism of most NBA players, but he compensates with the internal attributes
that most of the cocky, pampered and entitled NBAers lack.It is not
helping that Jimmer was drafted by a team that basically plays street-ball; his
talents would be better utilized by a team that plays a structured game.Nobody can say whether or not Jimmer will succeed. Those who are sure he won't
either don't know his history or are just anti-BYU.
Fortydam......Who said I was a BYU fan? I said I watched him play in the MWC
tournment in Vegas two years in a row. Most entertaining player on the floor.
I don't know how you got out of that, that I am a BYU fan? I am a UNLV fan if
you need to know. And it seems that UNLV had BYU's number every year in the
tournament. But I like to watch a great player play and Jimmer was that in
college. If you don't think he was, then you are not really a fan of the game.
I watched him make 11 shots in a row in one game. He can shoot.
Jarka..I don't know. I don't follow him or his team. Perhaps you could
So C J you are a BYU fan, that explains it all! I'd love for Jimmer to do well,
but it's not often you see that short of a guy play the two in the NBA. As a
point guard he is getting drilled by NBA talent point guards, so he has to find
his niche. Hayward is struggling, but he too like Jimmer is learning the NBA
game. You are so quick to defend Jimmer because he is a rookie, and he is
getting limited minutes. Hayward is defiantly struggling, but taking eight shots
a night can extend a long drought for anyone. Do you think the Jazz will let
anyone shoot like Jimmer did at BYU? Hayward is hustling more than anyone on the
team, with maybe the exception of Kanter, he too is a pup, and learning on the
go. Jimmer is one year older than Hayward. He is a little over three years older
than Kanter. and a year older than Favors. I'm not positive but I think he had
more college experience than all of them. I know he has more than Kanter for
sure. Bottom line. They are all young and developing players. If Jimmer was on
the Lakers, Heat, Celtics, Knicks, (i can go on) he wouldn't get a sniff of the
basketball. His only chance is to learn to play point guard fast! I hate BYU,
and I'd love to see Jimmer play well tonight. Not because he's beating the Jazz,
but it might bring an end to the misery I have with Harris!
r u really serious jarka-off jimmer is one and done
You can sure see the ute fans are reading about Jimmer. Do you guys ever get
tired of hating people?
CJ when you say as good as we all think I'm assuming you are talking about Shaq
and Charles too. Barkley is way high on hayward. I will agree with you on one
thing, CJ is a scorer and I still believe we need him to be the go-to guy with
all the bench players. Sorry but we need to let Hayward get the minutes since
CJ MilesSo how is that Bogut fellow doing? Last I heard he was going
to be the next Shaq.Jimmer is a rookie, a rookie! So he's not
playing every minute and scoring 30 points a game. If everyone quit after just
one year in the NBA, there wouldn't be an NBA. Name any Ute player that entered
the league and boom was an instant Jordan? Jimmer will be fine and ute trolls
will eat crow yet again.
jimmer threw up 35 shots a game i could score 26 points
terry haimes r u really that clueless Jimmer has no NBA GAME!!
Jimmer was a good college talent...NBA, not so much. All the good to great
athletes in the NBA have a rhythm and confidence in their team and the team has
confidence in them. Jerry West, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Steve
Nash, Kobe Bryant and most recently, Jeremy Lin. It is very clear that the
Kings have limited confidence in Jimmer, and Jimmer has no confidence in the
Kings. His game doesn't flow and is far from consistent. Looking like the
rapid demise of another NBA player.
Now is the time to trade for Jimmer. All he needs is a chance to play.
Jimmer was the best and most entertaining college player in a long time. I
loved watching Jimmer in the MWC tournament every year. I was one of his biggest
fans. He was amazing to watch as he worked his magic. However, that magic
isn't working for him in the NBA where the game is bigger and quicker. But I
would never knock him as one of the best ever to put on a college uniform.CJ has been a good NBA player. Hayward is not as good as you all think
he is. Watch the game tonight and watch how he is out of position on defense
every time the ball goes inside out. He stands half way between the ball and
his man doing nothing. He is lost.
Great college player. Big concerns about playing defense in the NBA. Not sure
his game will work at this level. But way too early to tell. Some rookies
exceed expectations and others take a while to adjust their game. My
prediction is he becomes an off the bench scorer for the right team that plays
limited minutes but contributes but as indicated above - way too early to tell.
What a bust. Doesn't belong in the NBA.
re: CJ MilesWasn't too long ago we thought CJ might actually be able
to be sonsistent but after 6 1/2 seasons he still can't.Interesting
how CJ is passing judgement on Jimmer after only a few months. If the Jazz had
done that with CJ (would have been smart) CJ would have been out of the league
long ago.All that said, Jimmer has not done much performance-wise in
his limited opportunities. He needs to tell his stupid brother to shut up with
his tweets and he needs to buckle down and find a way to contribute when he gets
his chance. If he doesn't he will be waiting for a trade or the next coach
which may not be that long considering we are talking about Sacramento.
I think Jimmer could be a nice ticket draw if he was in a Utah Jazz uniform. I
don't think he will ever be more than a role player. He reminds me a lot of a
shorter J J Redick. And like I keep saying, none of the guards in the league
will do as well in Utah, as they do in a ball motion offense. The high post pick
and roll doesn't set up a two guard unless we have a very slick passing power
forward. Matthews was let go because he cost way too much! He is loosing minutes
to Crawford, and even some starts. Brewer, well that was just plain the ugliest
shooting form in the NBA. Remember him being left wide open all season long, and
hitting one shot in ten. He is a slasher! This C J guy hates Hayward for sure,
but I'd rather gamble on a young kid his age that's proven himself in collage,
(and in several NBA games). C J Miles was a high school player. He is no Kobe
Bryant, or Kevin Garnet. (both high school to NBA kids) He has yet to do much in
the NBA. He is a spot shooter, with flashes of talent, but his heart and
basketball IQ keep him on the pine. Mo Williams wanted more money than he was
worth also. He has spent ala Bozzer time on the injured list also.
I really admire Jimmer as an individual but he is NOT a lasting NBA level
player. Not drafting Jimmer was the best decision the Jazz made last off-season.
Jimmer homers need to realize that he is not playing because he is being
outplayed by other Kings players and not because of some grand conspiracy by the
coaching staff. Jimmer will play out his rookin contract and then take his
talents, and his brother, to the Israeli league.
Jimmer was a lot of fun to watch in college but his weaknesses are glaring in
the pros. It's ok, he signed a guaranteed 3 year 1st round pick contract that
pays him 1.3 million per year.In college, he had the support of a
coach that allowed him to shoot 20-25 times per game and shoot at a 40% rate.
He's considered a bad guard on a bad team and doesn't make them better. I do
expect he'll work on his shooting and we will see him as a role player at some
point on a better team, that is if he starts hitting his jumpers. He was
compared to Steve Kerr. The problem is that Kerr was deadly when left alone,
Jimmer is frequently left alone because he is not that big of a threat.
There were several things that were apparent the first time the Jazz played the
Kings. The first is that Jimmer looks really small on the court, with even
average size guards towering over him. The second is that those fancy escape
dribbles he used in college to get himself open don't work in the NBA, with the
guys being much faster and much more athletic, and third, there is exactly no
one who is scared of Jimmer in the NBA, which is where a lot his success came
from in college. Fourth, we don't need to be reminded he's from BYU all the
time. And fifth, Jimmer is still a stupid name.
Ah, the revisionist history of the Deseret News. Jimmer didn't "nearly"
beat the Jazz last time they played - he had the ball with the clock winding
down....and chucked up an airball.The word "nearly" implies
that it was close. To be close, I'd say you have to at least hit the rim, the
backboard, or the bottom part of the net.
CJ, the Kings have what the Jazz don't -- a boatload of quality guards. We
don't know if Jimmer would've been better in Utah than in Sacramento. What we
do know is the Jazz have ZERO idea how to develop a 2 guard, and little idea how
to develop any young player. Your namesake is one prime example, Burkes, Kanter
and Favors are others. Add the talent they let go in Mo Williams
and Kris Humphries, one a former all-star, the other averaging a double-double
for the second year in a row. Oh, lets include Matthews and Brewer, who the
Jazz let go.If you can have a 5'9" point guard, you can have a
6'2" shooting guard (though maybe not at the same time). If the Kings want
Jimmer to be productive, use him at both positions.
"Jimmer's Kings" The headline makes it sound as if he owns the team. Or
is the star of it. He's neither.
Dude get over it. C J Has had how many years to prove himself. Hayward is a
baby! Picked by the NBA as one of the best "stuck on a bad team". I
agree that Jimmer would have been a bad first pick, and Kanter will someday be a
monster in the league. I think Burks will also do well in his career. In defense
of "ALL of the guards, this system isn't suited for a perimeter game!
If you watched any of the "Jimmer's All-Stars" game, it shouldn't come
as a surprise that Isaiah Thomas is getting more minutes. Thomas clearly
outshone Jimmer and was one of the few bright points of that game.
Wasn't long ago everyone wanted to draft Jimmer with the Jazz first pick. He
was going to save the Jazz from destruction. Jimmmer hasn't been good enough to
even play on a cellar dweller. Kanter seems like a much better decision by
Kevin.HOwever until CJ is a starter, the Jazz will continue their
losing ways on the road. Hayward will continue to be out of position on defense
all night long but those fans with blinders will sing his praises. Hayward is
completely lost on off-the-ball defense. He gets burned time and time again.