Jimmer=average...like all professional sports, you're judged and advanced
based on your skills and average doesn't get you into primetime.
Get him out of Kingsville and on another team and he'll be just fine. The
kid can play. Unless you hate him just because you are a ute, then he is the
worst and will end up in Europe...sound about right ute fans?
The Kings are one of the worst coached teams in the NBA and their talent proves
it! While he is hot at shooting and playing good any player ought to be on the
floor even if a star is sitting. Ferdette is in the wrong spot at the wrong time
for the wrong team!
Dave Rose put together the perfect conditions for a player like Jimmer. At the
university level they play as a team. The players help and support each other,
unless one of them is an absolute jerk. At the pro level they are playing (to
win sure) for their jobs. If somebody is a threat they treat them differently.
They deny them the ball. Ridicule their play and call them a ball hog. That
largely goes away once the rest of the team has learned that a particular player
is there to stay, but not in transition.My old high school
basketball team took second in state (California, 1973). They played as a team
and they returned all starters the next year. Expectations were through the
roof.Then something happened: They became fixated on race. The white
players would not pass the ball to the black players and the black players did
the same (I don't know who started it). They lost all but two games that
year and they won those games by putting all white players in for one half and
all black players in for the other half.They killed themselves.Free Jimmer!
I think Fredette can be successful on a team that needs a two-guard to stretch
the floor. It looks like Keith Smart is trying to get him to play point-guard
and set up inside plays to teammates like Cousins. That might be what the
King's need but not what Jimmer is good at. I'm somewhat surprised
they haven't traded him. He really isn't what this team needs but
he'll do fine in another system.
Sacramento's coach is a fool. He doesn't know how to use Jimmer. Why?
Because he is incompetent. Create an offense that is conducive for Jimmer and
watch this team thrive. But no. He sits on the bench. He should demand a trade.
Jimmer can play and anyone that says otherwise is either clueless, a BYU-hater
or both.Now, am I saying that Jimmer Fredette will be a dominate NBA
player like MJ, Kobe or LeBron James? Nope. But the guy can play, and
"play" in the NBA, not just in some European league. He can have a good
5-7 year career. All he needs is confidence. Like ANYONE in ANY position in
life, we ALL perform better when we believe in ourselves.Keep
shooting, Jimmer, and don't listen to the critics whose only connection to
the NBA is the jersey they bought themselves at Christmas....