Jimmer will never be a star in the NBA. I am surprised he even got drafted.
Too early to tell.In the meantime, hopefully he continues to
believes in himself and work hard. His time will come. Plus he has all those
million$ he's making.
Jimmer's PT will increase as his game transitions to the NBA game.Jimmermania can die at any minute. It will not be missed.Good luck,
Jimmer--keep being patient. Your game is coming along.
James Fredette is only Tim Tebow if you consider that both are overrated bench
warmers. Let's put it this way - if he can't break the
lineup in Sacramento, he wouldn't break the lineup anywhere.He's Shawn Bradley.
It's funny to read all these comments rejoicing over Jimmer's
transition into the NBA. Jealous much boys?
He just needs a different coach.
I root for Jimmer although Jimmermania makes me ill. It's not
the end for Jimmer, but I did before the lack of minutes, and still do think
Jimmer is a 10-15 minute a night backup player.Jimmer fans may not
like Coach Smart, but I do subscribe that Fredette needs to change his game for
the NBA. There is too much talent at the NBA level for a Jimmer to dominate the
ball without knowing how to get everybody else involved.
Yes, it is over thankfully. He was an over-rated ball hog. I'm sure his
teammates were glad he was gone so they could get a chance to shoot. When one
person take 40-50% of the shots but still have a 45% AVERAGE SHOOTING
percentage...you're not good, you're just a ball-hog.
Funny to see the Jimmer haters posting here. I doubt any of them watched all his
games in college. If they had, their rose-colored glasses skewed their view, or
they'd be a Jimmer fan, too.I'm as big a Jimmer fan as
anyone. However, I never expected him to pick up in the NBA where he left off in
college. For one, no summer league and no training camp. For two, he has to
learn the NBA game and how to fit in.Jimmer has a work ethic that
will prevail and one day he'll be like Steve Nash, who everyone thought
would amount to nothing when he came into the league, but is now one of the top
Pgs. Jimmer will figure it out.I expect in his "junior" year
in the NBA he'll be turning heads again.Jimmer progressed at
BYU, and it wasn't until his 4th year that Jimmermania took hold.
It'll take a similar progression in the NBA before his innate talent is
recognized.Remember, what made him great in college wasn't just
his points, it was also his trey range. NO one in the NBA has that.
Come on Ute fans. We didn't give up on Alex Smith.
He's a rookie for heck sake. My gosh listen to the Ute trolls. It's a
sad state of our country when people root for an individual to fail. May God
bless this nation.....because it's becoming one of hate and envy.
Blame is not with Jimmer and his abilities but the current coach and Sacramento
the quicker he gets out of there the better.
Jimmer is averaging about the same percentage wise as he did in college 38%fg
and 37%3pt. He was a volume shooter in college and needed 20 shots a night to
get his points, plus he scored a lot of his points from the free throw line. In
the NBA he isn't athletic enough to get to the line like he did in college,
he can't guard his position, he doesn't have a great ball handle and
isn't a great passer. He is a two guard stuck in a point guards body. Maybe
he can find a niche as a spot up shooter when surrounded by all-stars who take
pressure away from him. and please, please, please stop comparing him to John
Stockton, the all time leader in assists and steals, 10 time all-star, hall of
famer. Kevin O'Connor made one of the smartest decisions in his career by
not drafting Jimmer.
IndeMak-Do some research before spouting off about inaccurate information.
Jimmer shot and averaged over 45 percent from the field during his 4 years at
BYU. You have no idea what your talking about. He's a great shooter, just
hasn't figured out the NBA game and he may never, but he shot well in
The Jazz brass are smart in not drafting Jimmer. Burks or Jimmer? Who would you
rather? I was at the arena when we drafted Burks. So many people were upset that
Jimmer went to Sacramento. Making emotional draft picks gets teams nowhere.
For the record, I'm a big Jimmer fan. I've watched and rewatched his
senior season games because they are very entertaining and it is fun to see the
way Jimmer could pick apart defenses. But I have to admit that Jimmer was
playing in a bit of a dream world in college. By that, I mean he played
unlimited minutes, he had the full support of the coaching staff to do whatever
he wanted (and it was usually spectacular), and the other members of the team
were willing to let him do his thing without too much butting heads.I've seen this same thing a lot in high school ball. A high school player
is given the complete green light and appears to be a phenom in high school. But
when he gets to college and he gets limited minutes (hard to get in a rhythm),
doesn't have the coach in his hip pocket, and has to contend with other
egos, the dream world falls apart and he is just another player.I
think Jimmer will get his chance after he pays his dues for a few years, but for
now, the dream world is gone.
Jimmer will not be a major factor in the NBA at any point. He was given free
reign in Provo and shot the ball over 25 times per game. He is a good athlete
but he must find the right situation and I'm not sure what that situation
may be in that the Kings are a run and gun team. He didn't shoot over 40%
in college so what made people think he would shoot a better percentage in the
pros. I expect him to do well in Europe at some point. BYU has had one decent
NBA player over the years.
Nothing a little pickle juice won't fix.
He'll develop into a decent backup or a low-tier starter. This draft class
wasn't all that good anyway so I don't think calling him a bust would
Haha, your all crazy! The kid makes millions in the NBA. Give him a chance! Hes
a rookie anyway! People are nuts! If their team doesnt go undefeated, they say
(cut them all! fire the coach! sell the team! bull doze the
stadium!...............Whoo! High Draft Picks!) hahaha, bunch of losers talking
People who jumped on the sac town bandwagon before the season started should
just stay there. GO ALEC BURKS, keep proving people wrong!!!
Hang in there Jimmer! Keep your chin up. You'll find your groove in the
Mateen Cleaves ring a bell? Good College Player but no transitional game to NBA.
I knew He wouldn't do anything in the NBA starting from Season 1. Are you
BYU homers and Jimmer worshippers ever gonna get it. Instead of praising Jimmer
Fridette like he's the next Jordan why don't you just post, Wait and
see". Then you won't have to eat your words and make excuses later on.
This alos applies to Utah Jazz, BYU football.
Simple answer to the Question in the headline: Yes, it is over, and not soon
Jimmer's biggest problem is he is on the wrong team.Sacramento
needs to trade him to a team that can bring him along slowly and use his skill
set in the right situation. That certainly isn't going to happen in
Sacramento. Hopefully, they will realize their mistake and trade him away this
Jimmer is probably the best player ever from this state. Look how far he took it
in the tournament last year and the Kings aren't good enough to play him
...And never will be a king in NBA. Hype and godship are only acquired in Provo
on the campus of BYU.In the real world, no parking lot shots can
make you be better than Air Jordan or the other greats, who CONSISTENTLY impress
with skill. Kimmer can't even impress anyone with one game yet.
THe jimmer is preforming in the NBA as expected.
So far his carrer mirrors that of Alex Smith, with high expectations, coachable,
high draft pick, transitioning franchise, coaching changes and the like. It
looks like he will be moved and will eventually find his place. Will he be a
Danny Anige or a Pace Manning? Time will tell.
Jimmer has a terrible situation with the Kings. Cousins has to be one of the
biggest dinks in the NBA and Smart as an interim coach is just a joke. Jimmer
in UT would have been a huge hit. Shame on Kevin O'Conner for not giving
the kid a proper chance. One thing I know: Jimmer will continue in this
situation with grace. He is the Tim Tebow of the NBA. Needs a little time and a
better situation. He will emerge, count on it.
Kings coach Keith Smart comment "demands that Fredette become more than a
ball dominating guard" Did he just call Jimmer a Ball Hog? Funny.
That's what I think.
By no means am I comparing Jimmer's skills and potential to those of Kobe
Bryant, but Bryant's rookie season wasn't all that impressive either.
He averaged 7.6 ppg and 15.5 mpg. As much as I dislike who Kobe is as a person,
you have to respect his hard work and competitor's mentality. Fredette only
got better every year in college and I think the same will happen in the NBA,
because he is very competitive and willing to put forth the effort to get
@U-tahHe is more skilled than you think. It is hard to prove
yourself when the interim coach has you riding the pine.BTW, nobody
will ever be John Stockton.
He is a bust! To be taken as high as he was will never pay dividends for
Sacramento. He and Shawn Bradley have got to be the largest dissappointment the
NBA has had. Will Jimmer make it....probably as a 7-9 player on a team but will
never be a factor. It is time for everyone to put the Jimmer mania to bed and
realize he is just a undersized, underspeed, average basketball player playing
in the NBA. He will never be anything like John Stockton.
Sometimes it takes time to be able to play in the NBA. If I recall John Stockton
didn`t emerge until he played in his fourth season.
Sacramento just isn't the right place for this guy. I bet they eventually
trade him for a veteran player. He really needs to be on a team that needs that
three point shot, where he can learn defense, and where the fans like blue
collar players. Let's see now, can anybody help me out this one? Any
teams come to mind?
Give Jimmer more time, in a few more years with lots of work and NBA experience
he'll figure out how to best apply his sensational skills.
It sounds like he just got "Jimmered".
As I recall D Will went u to Spokane and spent a few days working with a fellow
that lived up there and came back and took over very well . Maybe Jimmer should
go spend some time up there this summer and see what happens.
He never will be a star in the NBA. He's one of those guys that was
brilliant in college and should have gone on a mission instead of the sitting
the pine in the NBA.
Just believe, and keep on believing. Churchill once said, "This is not the
end. It is not even the beginning of the end, but it may be the end of the
beginning." He also said "Never, NEVER, NEVER, ever give up."Jimmer, hang in there. Form is temporary, but class is permanent. You