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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 12:44 a.m. MDT

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jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Texas Ken,
You misremember.

DHan
Syracuse, UT

Texas Ken:

Jimmer was National Player of the Year his senior year. Therefore, he finished his college career. He didn't serve a mission.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

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.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

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.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

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.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Yes! Another Jimmer update, keep em' coming!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

With two years of NBA playing time behind him and the coach says "its an open tryout." Not overly encouraging.

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Looking forward to his playing career over in europe next season. Jabari Parker is someone people should really get excited over.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

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.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Jimmer will be Jimmered by Jabari.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

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 Association.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"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.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

The Celtics will end up with Jimmer. Count on it.

Atrix
Vancouver, WA

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.

marine2
kennewick, WA

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

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...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.

EightOhOne
St. George, UT

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

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