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Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 11:55 a.m. MST

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Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

"The former BYU great was greeted with a mix of cheers from the BYU fans and boos from the Utah fans,..."

Utah fans (BYU haters) keepin' it "classy", as usual.

Free Jimmer!

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

Of course they are going to give Jimmer a few more minutes in Utah. Nothing like playing to the home crowd!

But make no mistake, Jimmer is on his way out. He needs to start looking for a flat in Europe somewhere.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Jimmer's done. Only people noticing him our BYU/Mormons.

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

How about a Lillard watch?

rlsintx
Plano, TX

He'll end up with the Celtics. You wait.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

"Jimmer's done. Only people noticing him our BYU/Mormons."

So which are you?

Jimmer may not ever be a starter, but he could still be a very valuable bench player for a team and coach that's smart enough to utilize a deadly spot-up 3-point shooter with unlimited range.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Jimmer is anything but done in the NBA. He will never play for Keith Smart but once he is traded or becomes a FA, he will play for a team that shares the ball, does not whine like babies all the time, and is not racially motivated. Jimmer will become a good NBA player.

CalGTR
Merrimack, NH

Jimmer haters are pretty funny. Guess you guys didn't catch that the Kings have already picked up Jimmer's option for the 2013-2014 season. He's got at least a couple more years to prove himself. His stats are vastly improved this year over last. That doesn't mean he's "made it", but it definitely shows progression. I'm hoping the Kings give up on him so he can be dealt to a team with a real system. Even if Jimmer doesn't blossom into a guy that will stick long-term in the NBA, he is already guaranteed several years in the NBA raking in top-10 draft pick coin. Not bad at all.

gchris
rock springs, wy

@LaValfre

Jimmer is still number 12 in the NBA Player Efficiency Rating, scoring almost a point a minute, leading the Kings in field goal percentage (no cherry pickers either), free throw percentage and has a respectable assist to turnover ratio and is playing much better defense. Why would anybody, unless you're a hard-core Jimmer-hater, think that he will not make it in the NBA. His play is much improved even on a lousy team and his history is that he always improves (called character and work ethic). As Yogi famously put it, "It ain't over 'til it's over." Jimmer isn't even close to over. BTW, if only Mormons are watching him, why do you always comment on his progress?

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Lvalfre just likes to diss on anything LDS/BYU. Fact is, Jimmer can be a good NBA player. All he needs is a real coach and team with a limited amount of spoiled, petualant, self styled uber egos and he might just flourish.

#utesnation
Centerville, UT

Enough with the Jimmer watch. He played 6 minutes in the last game... cool. Let's watch someone that is actually playing. D. Lillard will be the rookie of the year!!

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Ahhh, Utah fans booing Jimmer...someone please cue the Max Hall quote.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Can we get a daily Andre Miller watch? He's at #10 on the All-Time NBA Assist Leader list.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Riddles in the dark is totally right. byu fans never boo.

56chevy
dana point , CA

Quit comparing D. Lillard to Jimmer. No comparison in careers and affect on Utah basketball. We wish Lillard well but he will not have the impact on the NBA that Jimmer eventually will.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

I don't understand all the hate and angst for Jimmer. I would never be known as a U fan, but I still like to see Alex Smith, Andre Miller, Andrew Bogut, Eric Weddle and other former Utes do well. Its nice for me to see apparently "good guys" succeed.
Will Jimmer be an All-Star? Probably not.
Can he come in and make a momentum swing by hitting a couple of threes? Yes.
Few point guards in the league are what you would call defensive stoppers.
All he needs (as Matt Harpring noted) is the right fit and he can be a role player similar to Steve Kerr. Kerr was certainly no iron curtain.
Three point shooting is at a premium in the NBA. Look at the Jazz this season, only Paul Millsap and Randy Foye have a three point shooting percentage over 40%.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Yes D-News, we get it, Jimmer is inspiration to out-of-shape, church basketball ball hogs everywhere--good for you. Some of the D-News obsession with Jimmer borders on Kathy Bates' obsession with James Caan's character in Misery, and is probably just as unhealthy.

Lillard has a strong possibility of being rookie of the year. Lillard has an NBA career while Jimmer comes off the bench in garbage time.

Lillard's is better and will always be better, period, finito, end-o-story.

Jimmer has a shooting problem, two hands and only one basketball!

#utesnation
Centerville, UT

@56chevy
You tell us not to compare the Lillard and Jimmer but you just did by comparing what impact they'll have on the nba. How do you figure Jimmer will have a bigger impact on the NBA?? it's not that I don't like jimmer. He is a stud and can shoot the heck out of it... but you've got to be able to do more, and all i'm saying is that I'd rather read about Lillard who is actually doing something in the league. Wildcat is right, Lillard has begun his NBA career, and is going to start it well with a Rookie of the Year award.

Cambrai
Salt Lake City, UT

Silly Utes wouldn't know talent if it dropped 47 points on them in their house!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I'm puzzled by the attention lavished on Fredette while Damian Lillard rarely gets mentioned at all. He's a starting point guard at Portland. He's been an instant impact player. Lillard is currently on track to be rookie of the year. He's a great local story, but you wouldn't know it by reading these columns. I'm sure "the Jimmer" is fine young man with a great three-point shot, but come on, is he really doing anything at Sacramento that merits this breathless attention and screaming headlines while Lillard is largely ignored? This is supposed to be the Sports section, not the Jimmer Fan Club.

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