Comments about ‘Jimmer watch: Fredette returns to the state of Utah for second time this season’

Return to article »

Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 11:20 a.m. MST

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Welcome back to Utah Jimmer! Looking forward to you hooking up with a team that can take advantage of your deadly spot-up shooting someday.

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

By the way... Lillard had 23 points and 8 assists and 26 points and 5 assists in the two games they played last week against the Jazz. Not to metions the Rookie of the Month award for the 3rd straight month. It'll be fun to see if Jimmer and match it. It's so crazy how Lillard is playing so great right now and can't get one article about it and Jimmer can't get any playing time but they seem to find a story about it.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Mitchell_12

Why don't you get the Ogden paper to create a little Damian Lillard watch?

Obviously, there's not a great deal of interest here.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Jimmer isn't getting playing time for a reason. Big two guards own him. Big point guards own him too! There's been a bunch of shooters come out of collage and not make a dent in the NBA because they are a defensive liability. Jimmer will find himself a spot in the NBA, but he will struggle until he learns to play offense as a team player, and some defense, neither was required form him at BYU.

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

Riddles

I'm just letting those people that are interested know. I think you'd be suprised how many people really are interested. A potential rookie of the year that played his college ball in Utah is pretty interesting... or does he HAVE to be from BYU for everyone to be interested?

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

@Riddles,

Plenty of Lillard interest here! Send Jimmer Watch to the Ogden paper. Or whatever publication covers backup NBA players struggling to get playing time!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Who was better - Willie Sojourner or Damian Lillard??

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer is the best player to have ever played basketball in the state.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

We do know who is better between Jimmy and Lillard.

Lillard by a mile.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Lillard is awesome! What an NBA talent. Fredette is a good person.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

@54-10
Who did better against the u? Jimmer OWNED the u! Waiting your reply.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Let me be more specific for Cougar "fan".

As of Monday February 4, 2013, observing the play and NBA basketball careers to date of Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Lillard, I would submit that, based on their NBA play as of the aforementioned date, Mr. Lillard is better than Mr. Jimmy.

By a mile.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Would love to see the Jazz pick up Jimmer in a trade just so the booing Ute fans that attend Jazz games will be conflicted. Heh.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Mildred nailed it. Best. Ever.
And the results prove it.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

54-IQ

You're obviously still smarting from Jimmer's one-man demolition of Utah in Jimmer's last appearance at the Huntsman.

On a collegiate level, it's silly to even try to compare Jimmer and Lillard.

Jimmer - nation's leading scorer during his senior season; named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press, Basketball Times, CBS Sports, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports, the Sporting News, and 2011 Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award; earned every major National Player of the Year honor, including the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, the Adolph Rupp Trophy, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Played in the NCAA tournament every season during his BYU career.

Lillard - Big Sky Player of the Year; AP 3rd-Team All American; Weber State never played in the NCAA tournament during Lillard's Weber State career.

Final Season Comparison
Jimmer - 28.9 points/game, 3.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists/game, 1.3 steals/game
Lillard - 24.5 points/game, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists/game, 1.5 steals/game

Jimmermania will live forever in college basketball lore.

Lillard's college career won't be remembered outside of Ogden.

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

Eddie

Who does better against NBA talent? As 54-10 said, Lillard by a mile!

wyoming cougar
Green River, WY

Considering that their comments are always so similar I would imagine that the fish from Bountiful and the lady from Fillmore are either one and the same person or significant others. I'm not surprised at all that he would concur with her statement, as trolling runs in both their blood.

As for Lilliard and Jimmer- they are both great players. One was a better college player (although both owned the u), and one is in a great situation in the Nba with 30+ minutes per night on a team that shares the ball and isn't overloaded at the guard position like the other one. Consistent minutes would help drastically with Jimmer's game- as he's put up some good numbers when he gets the minutes. What Lilliard is doing is awesome, however, and I wish him the best of luck for continued success, although I wouldn't mind seeing Portland lose all their games (& the Kings for that matter).

As for the Deseret news- it seems ridiculous that I've had to submit this comment 3 times now for nothing that is offensive at all, considering things I've read from others.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Watching the Jazz/Kings game tonight.

Anyone want to comment on Jimmy vs Lillard now?

That was brutal Jimmy.

I'm waiting for a Jimmy rant from Ducky like he does on every Alex Smith article.

Ducky?

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

Great game Jimmer... More turnovers then points or assists. Keep ahold of those college memories. At least you can say Jimmer was a better player in college. I'll give you that. I'll take rookie of the year over that any day.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Ogdenite

"At least you can say Jimmer was a better player in college. I'll give you that."

Wow, that's quite a concession, considering the fact that Jimmer's college career was so overwhelmingly better than Lillard's that you'd have to be completely clueless about college basketball to argue otherwise.

So what exactly does "taking Lillard's rookie NBA season" do for Weber State? Will that get the Wildcats into the tournament this year?

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments