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Published: Monday, June 10 2013 12:10 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I called this years ago.

Doesn't matter the team, doesn't matter the system.

Leonard is an amazing "athlete"

Jimmer is a good shooter

A good shooter can overcome MWC teams most nights

You need to be an "athlete" to succeed in the NBA.

Enjoy Europe Jimmer!


Spanish Fork, UT

Well, well, well. Here is Chris B., back again to say "I told you so." Funny thing is, Chris B., and I are chatting on a comment board while Jimmer is, indeed, in the NBA. Happy dreams Chris.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@rescueguy - just ignore this cb. I won't read him nor will I respond. Just skip this chris/chrissy or whatever this one was.

Sac is overloaded with gaurds and Jimmer need to be traded now. Jimmer should have never displayed his bench look as shown on picture above.

Palo Alto, CA


LOL! Jimmer has probably made more $$$ in his first two seasons playing in the NBA than you'll make in a lifetime.

You said Jimmer wasn't good enough to play in the NBA, yet he's averaged 7.4 ppg and 16.2 mpg in 130 games playing for one of the worst managed and coached teams in the league - not stellar, but light years ahead of your jealous predictions.

Jimmer could easily be averaging double-digit scoring if he played for a team and coach who had a clue about how to pass the ball to an open, spot-up shooter.

Jimmer may never be a full-time starter, but on the right team, with the right coach and offensive scheme, he could still be a very valuable bench player.

newhall, CA

Sacramento drafted Jimmer without a plan. This team and its coach have no idea how to utilize his abilities. Trade him. It is absolutely foolish to keep him in Sacramento. The Kings is a pathetic organization. Drafting additional point and shooting guards after Jimmer confirmed that this organization, and particular the general manager and coach don't know what they are doing. Trade him or release him. Let him find a team that can use him and groom him. Sacramento Kings is a garbage organization.

Salt Lake City, UT

Keep shooting Jimmer. a little luck, a little timing and good things will happen.

No worries what all the deadbeats have to say.

Overton, NV

Situation means a whole lot to development. Leonard ended up on THE model franchise of the NBA. He's been allowed to find his niche. Jimmer ended up on a mess of a team where nobody knows his role. How is a guy supposed to find his niche in an environment like that?

Had their places been reversed, would Leonard be the one named as a bust? Who knows. But I can guarantee you he wouldn't be enjoying the success in Sacramento that he has in San Antonio.

Provo, Utah, UT

The lack of awareness by Des News writers and readers about Jimmer's situation in Sacramento continues to astonish. Ever heard of "coach" Keith "Smart" recently fired King's head coach? "Smart" is the same "coach" who benched Jeremy Lin (shortly thereafter Knicks and Rockets star) for an entire season at Golden State; and treated Steph Curry in like manner. Early in the 2012-13 season as Jimmer was top five in the NBA in points per minute for point guards and #1 in the NBA in free throw percentage, Smart frequently benched him the better he played; his treatment of Jimmer was inexplicable beyond anything those who follows the NBA have ever seen.

Jimmer shot nearly 43% from behind the arch for the year (leading the team) and he played team ball on a team famous for its selfishness. Through it all he endured with a level of class and grace rarely exhibited. Go to youtube and watch a few highlights or just read the game threads about Jimmer on ESPN for examples of what he accomplished in his short 14 min per game. It might surprise reader and writer alike to be slighly informed on the subject.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Let's talk about utah basketball for a while. Oh, wait. crickets, crickets.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's all about the team. Jimmer is on a bad one, Leonard is on a good one.

Salt Lake City, UT

One player has the talent level needed for the NBA, the other in named Jimmy.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Leonard is a good athlete.

Jimmer is not

Las Vegas, NV

@ Chris B

Thanks Chris B for providing support to BYU with all the hits and comments you've made on BYU articles. Utah articles never provide the kind of attention with hits and comments that BYU receives thanks to people like you. Whether they be intelligent or hateful comments, I welcome both because ultimately it's supporting the Cougars. Keep commenting Cris.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Chris B

Jimmer is a much better shooter than Leonard and given the opportunity on a unselfish team that understands how to pass the ball to an open shooter, Jimmer could be a very productive NBA player.

Orem, UT

Chris B.

What do you do for a living? I'm amazed at your pessimistic comments. Jimmer is an amazing human being, and I'd trade any accomplishment in "the world" to be like this guy!

NBA? Nice, but not the goal of life my friend, hope you find as much good and do as much good as Jimmer. And, who knows, he might still have a few surprises up his sleeve! Pun intended.

Beverly Hills, CA

Jimmer is no Danny Ainge and never will be.

Sacramento Ute

Under the Maloof ownership the last few years the Kings just plain sucked. Finally fired that terrible coach. It was not a "team", just a bunch of "me" players. Jimmer needs a new start on a team that can use his talent. I'm not a Jimmer fan, but he wasn't given a chance here.

Salt Lake City, UT

Heard some analysis once that Fredette doesn't catch and shoot. He always puts the ball on the floor at least one time before shooting. The delay of putting the ball on the floor wasn't a factor in mid-major ball, but its hurting him in the NBA. Hard to imagine with his work ethic that he hasn't spent a lot of time working with an NBA shooting coach. Maybe this will be his break out year. Hate to see such promise go out riding a bench.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

@ Chris B.

Let's see you play Jimmer one on one.

Idaho Falls, ID

Free Jimmer!!

Give him a chance on just about ANY other NBA team, and if he bombs that, then I'll concede that maybe he wasn't cut out to be a major contributor in the NBA. For his skills he couldn't possibly be on a worse team and play for a worse coach.

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