Hegdehog,As much as I like Miller and his game, I agree that he
hasn't been a "great" NBA point guard. He was great in college,
and very good in the pros for the last 12 seasons.Let's look at
rooke numbers for Van Horn, Miller, and Jimmer:Player - minutes
played - FG% - FT% - 3PT% - rebounds - assists - steals - blocks - turnovers -
pointsVan Horn - 37.5 - 42.6 - 84.6 - 30.8 - 6.6 - 1.7 - 1.0 - 0.4 -
2.65 - 19.7Miller...... - 25.5 - 44.9 - 77.4 - 20.4 - 3.4 - 5.8 - 1.0 -
0.2 - 2.02 - 11.1 Jimmer.... - 18.0 - 38.0 - 85.7 - 36.3 - 1.1 - 1.7 - 0.5
- 0.0 - 1.10 - 7.2Jimmer and Van Horn were drafted as scorers, and
Van Horn was clearly more productive. Miller was also....Miller was
drafted to distribute the ball, and he clearly did it better than Jimmer
does.Van Horn AVERAGED Jimmer's season high.Van
Horn and Miller were trusted to play more minutes. Jimmer is great
behind the 3-point line, but otherwise is anemic.None of them
are/were good defenders.Keep things in perspective.
@Papasmurf Ute"Miller has been a great PG in the NBA for the last 12
years"Great point guard?!? Great PG's in the NBA include
players like Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, etc. Andre Miller
isn't in that group. He's a nice PG but there's a reason he gets
moved to a different team every 2 or 3 yrs, nobody wants him around for long and
take him only when they're desperate for a PG and are willing to take
anyone. Part of his problem is he can't guard anyone in the NBA and he
can't shoot the 3. He's too easy to guard, teams just back off of him
and dare him to shoot outside. He's very one-dimensional.Van
Horn had some of the same problems. He was brittle like Jordan Wynn and he was a
defensive liability and couldn't guard a mannequin in the NBA. His defense
was so bad that once New Jersey got tired of him he bounced around from team to
team every other year or so. Nobody wanted him. He was out of the league by the
age of 30.
@Otis Spurlock"I am currently boycotting all articles on
"Jimmermania"."Otis, you remind me of the girl in the
AT&T commercial who calls her BF to tell him she's giving him the
Funny article. Get over it already.19 points...SO WHAT!
Tom in CAThat was the funniest thing I have eer read. Jimmer could
only wish to have half the career Andre Miller and Keith Van Horn had and are
having in the NBA. Jimmer had a good 2 year run in college. It was actually only
a year and a bit. He was not on the radar until about Jan-Feb of his junior
year. Van Horn was Freshman of the year, and almost player of the year as a
freshman, then was player of the year the next 3 years in the conference, and
then was picked # 2. Had there been social media back then, he would have got
more love. Then Andre Miller had a triple double in the Elite 8 game against AZ,
and almsot averaged a triple double for the last 3 games of the 98 NCAA
tournament. Keith was picked # 2, and Miller 8th. Miller has been a great PG in
the NBA for the last 12 years. I am not saying Jimmer is a bust, it's his
rookie season, but to write another article because he scored 19 points, and
finally had a decent game is nonsense.
Does Deseret Book still have those Jimmer books for sale? I'm looking for
the 99 cent close out price.
@Tom in CA"utah and weber can only hope to one day have a player
of the Jimmer caliber."Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ... ha ha ha ha ha ha ... oh oh oh ... hold on, hold ... hold ...
bwahahahahahaha ha. Oh man ... wow ... okay ... okay. Bwah ha ha ha ha!!!!!
utah and weber can only hope to one day have a player of the Jimmer caliber.
Otis SpurlockOgden, UTI am currently boycotting all articles
on "Jimmermania".Except for making comments on them of
Otis: "I am currently boycotting all articles on
Jim-who?Don't you mean Jimmer the Plumber, who is running for
President?Or is that Jimmer the locksmith from Tower Heist?Or was Jimmer that last dude on The Bachelor, that "Jimmered" that
sweet young lady he proposed to?
If you thought Jimmermania was something, you should have seen Mordecai-mania
back in 1908 when the Cubs won the World Series. It was awesome, or so I have
read. Mordecai Brown had a three-finger pitch that baffled hitters. Just as the journalists won't let Jimmermania go away, I won't let
Mordecai-mania be ignored because it is every bit as important and relevant if
not more so. I will try and post a comment for him for every story with the
word Jimmermania.GO CUBS GO! Clone Mordecai so the Cubbies can win
the World Series again.
I am currently boycotting all articles on "Jimmermania".