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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 11:40 a.m. MST

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East Salt Lake City, Utah

Where do I find "Lillard watch"?

Oh yea, SportsCenter.

East Salt Lake City, Utah


"[Alex Smith] is one of the worst #1 overall picks in NFL history."


Alex has asked the 9ers to release him as a free agent. The 9ers are refusing because they think they can get a 2nd round pick for him.

Source: ESPN PTI

So it seems Ducky is the only one who thinks Alex is worthless.

Heber City, UT

This coach may be called Smart, but he is certainly not smart when it comes to using his players.

Cottonwood Heights, UT


Quit making so much sense!

CO Ute

Jimmer logged almost 16 minutes against the Nuggets. His line was 2-8 from the field including 1-6 on 3 pt attempts with 2 boards and 1 assist. He was a -4 for his time on the court was often was against 3 string players, Fournier and Hamilton, that only play in 30 point blowout. Granted it was just one game but the numbers speak for themselves.

Sandy, UT

I don't watch the Kings games but I do watch the highlights. And every time I see Jimmer on the floor somebody is blowing by him for a layup or open shot. We can all complain about his playing time based on his shooting ability but the reality is he is a defensive liability who cannot guard most of the other point guards in the league. I admit the Kings are not the best match for him and his abilities but the NBA in general may just be a little too fast for Jimmer and the role he is trying to play.



Let's look at your comments.

"alex smith has had very little 'success' as you call it. He is one of the worst #1 overall picks in NFL history."

Wrong. Have you followed the NFL at all these past several years? Last year Smith led the 49ers to a 13-3 season, and a playoff run that fell just short of going to the Super Bowl because of two special teams fumbles. This year he was 6-2 until being sidelined with a concussion. He was 3rd in the NFL in overall quarterback efficiency.

"smith has failed for 8 years including failing to keep his job this year. Really not good at all."

Again, if you were honest as well as informed, you would know that he lost his job because his coach wanted to try out a talented 2nd year player, who has thus far proven to be very good himself. In Smith's previous 6 years, he had to work under 3 different (and inept) head coaches, as well as a different offensive coordinator each year. I don't know any quarterback who could have done well under those conditions.

Try supporting your criticisms with facts and educated opinions.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Alex Smith had highest passing completion percentage in NFL history this season.

Many analysts say he will be the most sought after QB this off season.

But let's talk about the worst defender in the NBA, Jimmer Fredette.

St Louis, MO

Man, sour grapes, sour grapes, sour grapes. I'm not sure who is more worthy of an eye roll; the ones who have a problem with the fact that Jimmer is and will remain extremely popular in Utah, those who mis-use statistics (especially short-term or single-game statistics) to prove some half-formed opinion, or those who immediately try to tear down a player (in a different sport, no less) from a rival school as a rebuttal. L-A-M-E.

A little lesson in four parts, free of charge:

1. Jimmer Fredette had a lousy rookie year, but has improved markedly in year two. Anyone with eyes and an ounce of integrity will admit that.
2. Alex Smith started off on an awful team with no organizational stability. Coaches made odd, arbitrary decisions, teammates' motivations were questionable, and his degree of difficulty was through the roof.
3. Repeat item 2, inserting "Jimmer" where you see "Alex Smith."
4. To call Smith a bust is to completely misunderstand the meaning of the word.
5. To call Jimmer a bust means you were already committed to that position before he was even drafted. If you're improving, you're not a bust.

St Louis, MO

Sorry; that was five parts, wasn't it? And here are parts 6 and 7:

6. Responding to a Jimmer article with a sarcastic reference to Damian Lillard is counterproductive to your point. Everyone who cares knows Lillard is excelling in Portland -- a team that had a great need at PG. Good for him. Pointing this out does not make Jimmer fans less interested in Jimmer. It really doesn't.

7. If wer'e going to bag on Jimmer's shooting percentage, you might want to look at Lillard's before you start tapping on your keyboard. Their overall FG% is almost identical, and Jimmer's got him in 3FG% and FT%. Sorry; facts is facts.

Centerville, UT

@liberal larry

"Jimmer is a unique talent"

In what way is he a unique talent? He is a graet shooter. Period. In the league you have to do more than just simply shoot it.

I agree that he is in a situation he is in is ridiculous and I think he will be able to contribute a little bit more than he has. But you can't classify him as a "unique Talent"

Boise, ID

I hope Jimmer can find a spot somewhere. I don't see him being an elite point guard but he could be productive on the right team and I would love to watch him play.

Thanks for the Jimmer updates. I don't seem to like them as much as the ute and lillard fans/trolls but I like to keep tabs on Jimmer.

Sandy, UT

Come on Ainge...trade for the Jimmer.

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