Well put Brad, the gap between them is growing. Lillard was amazing both Fri
and Sat vs the Jazz. As for Jimmer tonight, well...........
Hard to make a good comparison here other than they both played college ball in
Utah. One went to an ideal situation, the other was thrown into a cluster. That said looking back, expectations of Jimmer have been wildly unrealistic,
especially with his pack of groupies along the Wasatch Front. IMO his current
career arc regardless of which team he is on, is more of a Craig Hodges or John
Paxson. Both played important roles on championship winning teams. No shame in
that. Much better way of making a living than probably 99% of the population.
Time to "free Jimmer" to Europe. He might get minutes and score
there.He is not an NBA player. Most of Jimmer's points come
when one team is getting blown out. (see David Locke's twitter page from
the last 2 days).Even if he hitting his shot (he shoots less than
40% for his career), he is such a huge liability on defense.The guy
should do himself a favor and go play in Europe.Lillard on the other
hand is the real deal. Guy can score, pass, and defend. Right now leading
candidate for Rookie of the year.
I was just thinking??? The kings should not move to Seattle.They
should move to Provo, for the Jimmer! How cool would that be...?
Brad Rock needs to get out more. "A modestly noted point guard",
Lillard led the nation in scoring for most of the year before finishing second,
had national attention, numerous mentions in the National Media, NBA scouts at
all his games. He played a team concept so it wasn't a novelty watching a
player take half the team's shots and thus didn't get local media
attention. "Attitude to burn," Really? Lillard is still
his humble and low-key self. No fanfare or hype as he has won three consecutive
rookie of the months.I like Jimmer. I didn't care for his
style of game in college and more than anything hated the hype driven by the
local yokels. NBA scouts could tell you that Lillard had better overall skills,
but many local sports reporters couldn't wrap their head around this fact
because they are trapped in a BYU bubble--there's a big world outside
folks!I hope both do well going forward. Hopefully, the D-News will
still give Lillard a few sentences in the Jimmer Watch while he wins Rookie of
the Year. If not, I'll be sure to post his stats.
Lilard is quicker than a dart and he is growing in confidence in passing and
shooting. Look out CP3.
Different situations, different players, different skill sets, different teams,
different dynamics, different coaches, different everything. Jimmer can play in
the NBA. He's not a starter and will never be a star but he does have a
great shot and is valuable. There are so many players with less talent from
Europe that play on NBA rosters. Jimmer didn't ask for all the hype. He
was in a great situation at BYU. Pro basketball is a different animal....if you told me that I could make 3 or 4 Million a year and be a bench
player in the NBA, I'd do it in a heartbeat and so would anyone else. I
think we need to keep things in perspective a little when we start hating on
Wildcat, if you read closely Rock refers to two years ago. When they were both
playing locally. Yes, last year Lillard did have a big year. The year before was
the Jimmer eclipse.
Don't feel like I know Lillard any better after reading this article and
maybe that's part of the reason we in Utah didn't realize that there
was a gem being polished up the road a ways. "Modestly noted point
guard?" wasn't the kid an All American? And if he has attitude to
spare--it's nothing but good attitude. He has a great sense of himself and
refuses to buy into his own hype. I have nothing against Jimmer but if Utah
sports journalism would have been more savvy, none of this would be much of a
One is athletic, quick as a cat, can elevate, can penetrate, can guard his
opponent, can shoot on the run, can make ghis teamates better, and the other is
Jimmy.Sad to watch.
I honestly keep trying to wrap my head around the comments we continue to hear
from Jimmer fans that he just needs a better situation with a different NBA
team. I'm open to that line of thinking but when I try to think of what
team that would be, well, I just don't see it.No offense to Jimmer,
but unless he can work on his game to become a true point guard, I just
don't see him ever playing substantial minutes in the NBA.
Jimmer had a bad night last night. I really think Jimmer could do well within a
disciplined offense. Looks like he has lost some confidence in himself and his
team mates. By the way, Sac needs to trade Cousins.
I have said all along that Jimmer was and is overhyped. I don't think he
can play in the NBA, and I don't think he can play in Europe.The Harlem Globtrotters is more his style.
This is just my humble opinion. Jimmer was given free reign at BYU to shoot any
shot he desired. He was amazing. This doesn't translate into the NBA
unless you can shoot and defend. His defense is better but not NBA caliber. His
offense is streaky at best. This combo will limit him in the NBA. I actually
like BYUs basketball team better this year than when Jimmer was there. Why?
Although they aren't winning games like they used to, they play as a team
and distribute the ball better which in the long run will be better. I'm
not discounting Jimmer as he is one of the purest shooters I've ever
witnessed. Fun to watch in college. Maybe its the Kings, maybe not. Needless
to say, a change of atmosphere might benefit everyone. Good Luck Jimmer.
The refs just hate Jimmer because he went to byu and ran up the score all the
Let's face it Jimmer just isn't a stable NBA player.He is
one of the worst players on one of the worst teams.Why do so many
people think he would do better if he was the 12th man on a good team?You
think he gets little playing time now. Imagine if he was on a good team.
He'd be assigned to the D-League.
He could certainly help himself by making more shots, love him, but its in his
Jimmer would be an allstar if his team would pass to him and let him shoot 40
times a game. His coach doesn't like him either.
@MildredHow exactly is that going to help the Sacramento Kings? A
guy taking 40 shots a game and playing no defense?? Wow!