Thomas is an "athlete" and Fredette is not. We all said
before he got drafted that he couldnt compete because he was too slow an
unathletic.And we were right.
I hope Jabari Parker has taken notice of that trophy.With regard to
Chris B: I know a Chris B who is very similar in to you in that he has been
known to lose all sense of reason in his pursuit to say things against BYU; so
much so that I really started to wonder if you and he were the same person.
But, after careful consideration, I don't think so. Not only does the
Chris B I know actually try to be intelligent despite his irrational bias
against BYU, he has also--again, being a reasonably intelligent person--shown a
noticeable change in recent months to realize he can let it go and be a bigger
person than he has been. You can do that too. It's really OK. No one
will hold it against you.
As usually, Dick seems to have every excuse for Y the jimmer is failing in the
NBA. At what point will he question if the jimer has made the most of his
"We all said before he got drafted that he couldnt compete because he was
too slow an unathletic.And we were right."And
everyone was right about Alex Smith. Wait a minute... You mean to tell me that
people actually get better after their rookie year? Preposterous!Jimmer has had some good performances in the NBA. Don't call it quits
just yet. Of course, Ute fans would call Micheal Jordan "too slow and
unathletic" if he were a BYU grad.
It's always humorous to see the same old posters slam everything positive
about BYU -- whether past, present, or future players, the school, the coach,
the sponsoring institution, and on and on.No one claimed that Jimmer
Fredette was the world's quickest, fastest, or best anything. He did
capture the nation's attention for a noteworthy season. . . and that's
what the award is about.My sympathies go out to those POF's who
persist in making themselves look foolish by their self-serving attempts to
I don't quite understand the talk of "Jimmer failing in the NBA."
In limited minutes (18.5) he is averaging 7.5 points, which is 13th among
rookies. He's made progress in the NBA, cutting down the number of
turnovers and stepping up his defense (the biggest criticisms of his college
game). True, his shooting percentage is way down from what he experienced in
college (still higher than Rick Rubio) but everyone expected that--he's now
challenged from "Jimmer range" by some of the NBA's best defenders.
Sorry, but the truth to all the haters and trolls out there--Jimmer is
still pretty good. He's experiencing growing pains but he is still playing
in the NBA (not overseas like most of you predicted) and looks to have a long
career in basketball. AND the future is bright for BYU basketball. There
is simply no argument, over the last five years BYU has been very good and Utah
has been very bad. This trend does not appear to be changing any time soon
(even if you did thump us in a different sport). Go Cougs!
Naismith Award WinnersBYU - 2Utah - 1Heisman Trophy
WinnersBYU - 1Utah - 0As always, when you're
talking the creme-de-la-creme of COLLEGE athletes, BYU is clearly superior.
Chris B"We all said before he got drafted that he couldnt
compete because he was too slow an unathletic."No, what YOU said
was:Chris B - 11:54 a.m. May 25, 2011"In his 2 years in
the NBA he'll have an average line of 6 minutes, 2.2 points per game, 1
assist, 2 turnovers."Actual stats from Jimmer's first year
in the NBA, with no summer league, no fall camp, only two pre-season games, and
a mid-season head coaching change:18.5 minutes, 7.5 points per game,
1.8 assists, 1.1 turnoversMore than TRIPLE what you predicted in
minutes and points, double in assists, and half in turnovers, but almost
IDENTICAL to Jimmer's Freshman year at BYU:18.5 minutes, 7.0
points per game, 1.7 assists, 1.2 turnovers Get over your BYU-hating
fantasies and just accept reality, that despite your whiney, misguided
predictions of failure, Jimmer will eventually be a very good player in the NBA.
Jimmer is not an athlete? He was the player of the year in hoops and in high
school was offered scholarships by the likes of Penn State to play football.
What kind of moron would not call this kid an athlete?
"Jimmer is not an athlete? He was the player of the year in hoops and in
high school was offered scholarships by the likes of Penn State to play
football. What kind of moron would not call this kid an athlete?"See first post on this article.
Phantom blade, well said.I really don't expect jimmer to even
have a mike bibby type of career, but bibby has lasted 12 plus years. Maybe
jimmer can do the same, maybe not, but in any event, he made it to the big time,
played well on occasion, and will improve, and has made a ton of money in the
meantime. Good for him.
As a Nor Cal resident and BYU fan I was sad to see Jimmer drafted by the Kings.
There are several head cases on the team that resent any kind of notoriety from
anyone they view as an outsider. They drove off a young man from Israel, who,
like Jimmer, was a very team-oriented player. While they are talented players,
none of them play defense or seem to have a clue or any inclination to do so.
They need a coach with a strong personality to reel these guys in and teach them
how to play the game the right way. Hopefully they will trade him to a team
that understands team play.
Fredette will be playing with Adam Morrison in eastern Europe in another year or
so. He is not NBA material in any way, shape or form............way too slow and
cannot play any D whatsoever.
Utah-Hawaii AlumPoor jealous troll!
Jimmer just needs to find a team that runs an offense that can exploit
Jimmer's unique skill set. The one-on-one, playground style
"offense" that Sacramento runs completely wastes the value of having a
deadly three-point shooter with Jimmer's range.
It is great that Coach Rose understands that talent wins and he wants more,
better players. I think he understands that he can't win big games with
walk-on talent. Some coaches might have drivin Jimmer out of the team. Coach
Rose used him to get better.
IMHO, Jimmer Fredette became one of the classiest NBA players as soon as he was
drafted. He's got a great work ethic, he's humble and confident,
he's as positive as he can be with teammates who can be self-absorbed, and
he recognizes that Isaiah Thomas is a better player. He is listening to a coach
who's trying, and has the respect of ownership and media. He will continue
to work hard and have a place in the league for as long as he wants.
"Jimmer just needs to find a team that runs an offense that can exploit
Jimmer's unique skill set" PACmanSo what you're
praying for is for some NBA team to build around the "talents" of the
jimer? LOL! Fans better learn quick that the jimer will need to adapt to what
is offerd him... or start looking at rentals in Poland.