I cannot understand Sacremento, they draft a player and then set him on the
bench for three years. In this case it is we are not going to play him but we
do not want anyone else to use him either. Next year when he is a free agent
few teams if any will take a chance on an aging unproved player and so here is
potential being lost. On his part though, Fredette missed out because he failed
to live up to his reputation. Bad timing, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
@Texas Ken Jimmer did finish college.
@hedgieAnd here I thought that Football might be your weak suit.Not too many 3rd year players lace them up for Summer League... Cousins
didn't play his 3rd year, Isaiah didn't play his 2nd year... They
already have their opinions formed about Jimmer so why would they tie up
precious minutes with the guy since they drafted two new guards??I
personally think and hope that Jimmer will be traded... There are alot of teams
who could use a 42.6% 3 point shooter. I think that he ends up in Detroit or
someone trying to downplay jimmer as "just a middle first rounder" had
me in tears! implying that expectations are too high, he was a LOTTERY PICK!
look at this list of players, who came after him, (most are actual "middle
first rounders", and late 1st-rounders) who've been able to make an
impact on their teams: klay thompson, kawhi leonard, iman shumpert, kenneth
faried, norris cole, and jimmy butler. do i even have to mention the very last
pick of that year, who just happens to be his teammate?? says alot when you
can't even beat out a 5'9" guy
"...open tryout...".The "kiss-off" of death.It's not you...it's me... etc....Of course, there
are all those Rudi type stories out there, someplace, waiting to give us all
hope that someday Jimmer will show them all...Nope...when a first
round draft pick is offered an open tryout, by the same team, who drafted him 2
years ago...Not good...not good at all.
I hope the paper keeps running stories on Jimmer. lots of draft picks to trade
for Jazz to Sacremento. get it done - that announced attendance of 18,000 is
going to look more and more like empty seats
If John Lucas III is good enough to be in the NBA and have the Jazz sign him as
a free agent then Jimmer will easily stay in the NBA. Honestly the Jazz should
have tried to pick up Jimmer giving one or two of their second round picks.
Given the chance, I see him breaking out like Jeremy Lin did.
The Celtics will end up with Jimmer. Count on it.
"Fredette told Sacramento ABC affiliate News 10 it was a mutual decision
between himself and the Kings organization that he didn't participate in
summer league play this year, even though he's heading into just his third
season in the NBA. Instead, the team decided it was more important to allow its
rookies and younger players the time in Vegas to develop"Yikes,
sounds like the jimmer needs to accept the reality in front of him....he's
dead man walking.The horrible selection of the jimmer in the first
round probably set the Kings back 5 years and most likely will cost several
members on their orginization thier jobs.You just can't make
such a blatant error in judgement and expect expect to keep your job.The jimmer will find himself with a three year gig in Poland....then team up
with his brother to produce honor code rap music.
That's A Good One--"Wouldn't want to let facts get in
the way of your fantasy."No fantasy necessary. My point is
clearly not coming across. Relative to his individual awards and what's
perceived to be greater, namely team accomplishments, JF utterly failed. And
referencing BD is a poor excuse, particularly when we're talking about NPOY
Awards. I bring all of this up, not merely to highlight the fact he's been
a complete bust in The Association, this is crystal clear to all but those
living inside of utah county, but to highlight how delusional the fanbase is
down there in provo when talking about him and this alleged "prowess" of
their school's program.You can't refute even one, single
point I've made on this thread.Again, look at Andre Miller as
his antithesis. Led his team to within a couple of minutes of winning The NC
and has subsequently enjoyed an extremely long, productive career in The
AZUTE"to have achieved what Andre Miller/The U achieved as a
team"Another good one. That's become your battle cry
'We're #2 - We're #2'Again, refer to my original
comment. I'm an Andre Miller fan. Always have been.
Quite comical how in a Ute fan's eyes Alex Smith gets a pass because his
49er teammates were terrible and the coaching situation was equally bad, but
Jimmer is labeled a bust after 2 years of similar turmoil on a similarly
pathetic team and coaching staff.I realize that's kind of an
apples and oranges comparison because Alex was a mega bust as the #1 pick of the
draft and didn't have any success at all for 5 years and was eventually
discarded in favor a WAC QB who took them to the SB (Ironic in the era of Ute
fans continually bad mouthing their former conference) whereas Jimmer was just a
middle first rounder and only has 2 years but the irony of the comments from a
handful of DNews Ute homers on here is still good for a daily laugh.
Jimmer will be Jimmered by Jabari.
AFCougar. "I'm pretty sure Fredette is better than the
guard the Jazz just signed and with a mucher higher ceiling potential. (Lucas)
Why not bring him to Utah as a backup? Only thought is the Kings want to
much."The kings can't even give him away. Jimmer is not a
pure point guard. PLaying PG for one season at BYU doesn't make on a pure
PG. can't wait for Jabari Parker to erase all of this jimmer nonsense.
Looking forward to his playing career over in europe next season. Jabari Parker
is someone people should really get excited over.
AZUTE"Racking-up points in a meaningless regular season game against
The U during a down period for them"Ha, now that's a good
one. Now you're going to tell us that game was "meaningless".No game between BYU and Utah is ever meaningless and no MWC conference
game that year was meaningless. Obviously the Ute season was meaningless but
surely not BYU's or SDSU's. Quite the contrary. That game had plenty
of meaning to it. I suppose you think the 49 he dropped on your Arizona buddies
in the McKale Center the year before was meaningless too?Of course,
we don't expect you to acknowledge that Jimmer tormented nearly every team
BYU played, not just your Utes who were (and still are) meaningless, or that he
won every POY award across the board. And we surely wouldn't expect you to
acknowledge that the Brandon Davies situation likely had some effect on
BYU's post season.Wouldn't want to let facts get in the
way of your fantasy.
With two years of NBA playing time behind him and the coach says "its an
open tryout." Not overly encouraging.
Yes! Another Jimmer update, keep em' coming!
Texas Ken-- Your memories not looking so good, buddy. Jimmer played four
straight years at BYU with no mission. Graduated on schedule then got drafted.
No short-cuts, no time away.I'm willing to admit Jimmer's
game isn't gonna cut it in the NBA--- IF he is given playing time on the
right team. The Kings are a train wreck. Nothing about their rotations made
sense under Smart (must have been adopted) and this new guy has loaded up on
guards and Cousins is a drama queen(oops, I mean king) and nothing but selfish
street ball. Give Jimmer a chance with a team that has real leadership &
discipline and then we'll see how he does.
That's A Good One--"Well, not exactly. He'll also
always be known for raining 47 points on the Huntsman Center while your Utes
watched helplessly, unable to do anything about it."Thanks for
bringing this up, right on cue, as it merely serves to support my stance on JF.
Racking-up points in a meaningless regular season game against The U during a
down period for them only accentuates the fact that when he got onto the big
stage where it actually counted, merely "leading" his team to an exit
following a Sweet 16 loss, their 1st Sweet 16 appearance in 3 decades and only
their 2nd such appearance in their program's history. Yawn.Again, after all of the hype evaporated, he had individual accolades which
assisted his team in achieving essentially nothing at all meaningful on the
national stage, where it actually counts, in The Tourney.I suspect,
JF would gladly trade any/all of his individual recognition to have achieved
what Andre Miller/The U achieved as a team, as team accomplishments always trump
individual accomplishments, hands-down.National leader in Tourney
appearances without ever reaching The Final Four. 27 and counting.
2BcSWINS,You're in over your head. You obviously don't watch or
pay attention to college basketball very much or you would know that Jimmer
(learn to spell, boy) was far more than an "ok college player". The
nation does not give out every major award to ok players. I hope no
BYU player ever plays for the Jazz. They don't deserve the disrespect given
by bigoted Ute homers masquerading as basketball fans.Lovefilms,
this coming season will be Jimmer's third year in the NBA, not his
fourth.Texas Ken, you mus be thinking about Shawn Bradley. Jimmer
played four straight years in college and did not go on a mission.
Texas Ken:Jimmer was National Player of the Year his senior year.
Therefore, he finished his college career. He didn't serve a mission.
Texas Ken,You misremember.
If Jimmer really is looking forward to his future with the Kings, then it seems
he is content to sit on the bench, draw an NBA salary, and be able to place
"NBA" on his resume. As I recall, he only played one or two years at
BYU, went on a church mission, then forwent his college career for NBA glory. I
think he would have been ahead to have finished his college career, further
refining his skill; then he would have been better prepared for better
opportunities in the NBA.
Keep it up Jimmer. I hope to see you have success in the NBA somewhere.
I'd love to see it here with the Jazz.
Jimmer needs to be traded, where I dont know. However I do know that he is not
needed on the jazz. the jazz are trying to develop players, and development
would be hindered if he have a player who cant play D (when the jazz are trying
to build a defensive mindset), and who just chucks the ball up at every
opportunity.Jimmers run at BYU was fun for BYU fans (and there were
non-byu fans that got into jimmer too) but thats where his time in the state of
utah should come to an end R.I.P jimmer mania
Kudos to Jimmer for maintaining a good attitude. He certainly deserves more play
time. There are many other teams who could utilize his talents. Steve Nash is
not getting any younger.What about it, Lakers?
AZUTE1"Lol....JF will be known for only being able to lead his team to
The Sweet 16 and being an epic bust in The Association, amid all of the hype!
Lol"Well, not exactly. He'll also always be known for
raining 47 points on the Huntsman Center while your Utes watched helplessly,
unable to do anything about it.P.S. I'm also an Andre Miller
fan. Always have been.
Can't play defense, can't play in the NBA.
@AFCougie...."I'm pretty sure Fredette is better than the guard the
Jazz just signed and with a mucher higher ceiling potential. (Lucas) Why not
bring him to Utah as a backup? Only thought is the Kings want to much."Wrong, and it's not even close Lucas III is a far better player.
Jibber is among the most overrated top 10 picks in NBA history. Yes the guy was
an ok college player but as far as playing in the NBA he's way over his
head. Anybody that watches the NBA but cougie fans can clearly see that.
As an average fan, I really don't know if Jimmer can truly play in the NBA
. . . . . because he hasn't been given much of a chance to do so. I only
hope he shows what he's made of by not giving up. He has shown that he is
persistent and will not quit, even if he plays for a coach who doesn't like
him. I do hope he gets another chance, this time with a more appreciative
coach.I remember his early years with BYU. He was an interesting
player to watch, but not the star till his breakout year as a senior. I thought
he was a "gunner" in the early years who wouldn't amount to much.
But now I believe, if he keeps true to form, he will continue to work on
improving his game and could become a good NBA player.I think I
would be tempted to give up, take the money I'd already earned, and say
goodbye to the NBA, but that's not his style . . . thankfully. I'd
hate to lose the opportunity to watch this talented, exciting, and entertaining
Lol....JF will be known for only being able to lead his team to The Sweet 16 and
being an epic bust in The Association, amid all of the hype! LolLet's talk about Andre Miller, instead, shall we?
Jimmer will have a very nice career as a role/bench player. Good for him.
First of all...let me be clear about this...Jimmer is not looking forward to his
next season with Sacramento. He has had 3 not so great seasons with
Sacramento...why would he look forward to a 4th...Jimmer wants a different team.
To see if he can click with a different system...things are not going to happen
for him in Sacramento...this year..next year...or even the next year...I
don't want to rain on his parade but come on..lets get real man. the guys
got some talent and with the right team he could be the next superstar...take it
from me...you heard it here first.
How can Jimmer ever prove himself when he gets only 14 minutes playing time per
I would think that the main reason the Kings keep signing guards is that they
need guards that can play. Jimmer will get released as soon as they find a
viable alternative and have the room and ability to eat his salary. Then Jimmer
will be free to pursue his career in Europe.Jimmer was an amazing
college player, but so far a serious NBA bust. Relax people, it happens.
Fredette's looking forward to another Kings season...to sit on the
bench.This is a team whose coach has no desire to see this kid rise
and shine. The rest of us can see it. Not a good fit. So here's
to Jimmer's third lousy and pointless season. But at least he's
getting paid to sit. (Kinda like a lot of other people in this country.)
I'm pretty sure Fredette is better than the guard the Jazz just signed and
with a mucher higher ceiling potential. (Lucas) Why not bring him to Utah as a
backup? Only thought is the Kings want to much.
What else can Jimmer do? Stay positive, work to improve...still making a lot of
money & doing what he's loved to do...the critics will always
disparage...many players have emerged in NBA after a couple of years of
adjustment...j's got courage, he'll be ok, land on his
feet...he's outlasted Coach Smart with Kings!
@spudmanBogut is making $14million bucks this year at Golden State.
If that's NOTHING, sign me up.
I am not sure why the kings keep taking on more guards. I really wish Jimmer
would be traded away to another team.
Murph,I agree. Sad thing is Utah will not have any players that would
even be drafted. They are struggling just to win a few high school games. The
PAC 11+U love Utah as they need a whipping boy.
Yes the Kings have a game plan. With all those guards looks like Jimmer is not
part of the plan. Send him to the Jazz with a first round pick for rights to