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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013 12:50 p.m. MDT

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DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

If Sac would just let him go and other nba team will be able to use his long range weapen. Free Jimmer.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

There are a lot of mixed signals coming from Sacramento. One minute they say Fredette is in their long term plans, the next minute they are trying to send him to Cleveland. Of course the next question is what will Utah do if Fredette is released from his contract? Do they jump on the opportunity or not? Utah certainly has the cap space and I think lotsa folks will drive up from Provo to see him play.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

The best byu player in 30 years can't even survive the NBA.


And yes , "free" jammer. There will be dozens of other players lining up for him.

Just like they are for Tim Tebow in the NFL.

Enjoy Europe Jimmer.

I told you all this is how it would end!



Christopher B,

You certainly seem to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others.

I would recommend that you ask yourself what that says about your character.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Your green is showing through your red!!! Why so interested in everything BYU? How many posts on articles about Weber State yet this week? Even your second favorite school Utah turned to a BYU alum after being jilted by Urban!!! How many former Byu players on Utah's staff? How many BYU alumni working in the Utes athletic department? How many former Utes players are now coaches at BYU? Jimmer will be fine! He has already made more money from the NBA then you and I could make in about twenty or thirty years at our jobs!!! By the way you could ask Coach K from Duke, the Coach of the USA basketball team how good Jimmer is!!!

Go Cougs!!! Beat Utah

metamora, IL

CB: College football is admittedly a different sport than college bball. Nonetheless, it is interesting to note that in the past 25 years, quarterbacks who won the Heisman rarely excel in the NFL. In fact, I'm certain it would surprise most folks that Tim Tebow is one of the most successful Heisman QB winners in the NFL. How many of the other 15 Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks threw more touchdown passes in the NFL than Tim Tebow? Answer: Five (one of whom is Ty Detmer). How many of the other 15 Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks had a winning record in NFL games started? Answer: One (RGIII & he's only had one season). How many of the other 15 Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks started and won an NFL playoff game? Answer: Zero. So, success in college doesn't always translate to success in the pros. That fact should not detract from their tremendous accomplishments while playing college ball.

And frankly, the jury is still out on Jimmer.

Ivins, UT

I for one would like to discuss this article in terms of the Utah Jazz in the midst of the nauseating Jimmer banter. The article discusses whether Kanter deserves a big 4th year option because be barely cracked the 1000 minutes played mark last year. The reason he didn't play more minutes is more of a coaching problem and Kanter isn't to blame. When Kanter got his minutes he showed tremendous potential. The one not deserving a big contract is Corbin in my opinion.

Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

Jimmer is done... Eastern Europe...not even Spain or Italy...one of the 'stans' is where he is heading.

Which is fine...long careers and lots of dough...just enough of the 'they didn't give him a chance"...

He had a chance. 1. He was drafted. 2. He dressed for practices and games and 3. He plays no D...

Let it go...he'll be fine

Temecula, CA

@ Americanvet

I read a lot of posts over the past year blaming Corbin for the lack of playing time of the core-4. I think it was the entire Utah jazz management team. Let's see how Corbin coaches this year. I agree with you on Kanter's potential, and I'm still guessing that Burks and Kanter will emerge as Utah's most reliable shooters. This is gonna be fun.

Captain L
Provo, UT

This will be a year of discovery and it should be interesting. How good will Favors prove he can be? How much more will Gordon improve? Will Burks become consistent and can he pass and find an open man? Kanter IMO has the potential to be a great scorer and IMO he will prove to be the go to guy for this Jazz team. Time will tell but he has an inside game and he can also hit at a good percentage from outside. Burkes should struggle but hopefully he'll learn and grow. The team will probably struggle and lose quit a few more than they win but as fans we need to be patient and look for the good things , like the development of these young kids. There will be good games and bad games for all these guys , we just have to hope they will learn from their mistakes and show improvement.

Ivins, UT


Yeah I know I have been focal about Corbin and I'm sure he works under some constraints of the management team. The management team though now has made sure that the core 4 and some new additions will get a lot of playing time this year. I can't wait for the season to begin. I do hope Corbin, working with Sloan and Malone will work things out and prove to be a good coaching team. Like other fans I'm keeping expectations low and see this year as just laying the foundation of what the Jazz become down the road. Some think Lindsey has completely lost his mind but I think he is genius. Can't we just start the season now and not have to wait another month!


@Christopher B

Your right. Jimmer hasn't done much. But for the being the number one pick in the draft, Andrew Bogut has been alot bigger of a bust! Greg Oden has played more minutes then Bogut!

I don't see commentators talking about how Andrew Bogut could end up being good, but they all sure have a thing or two to say about how well Jimmer shoots and how he needs a better situation.


Without Stockton Sloan had some miserable years too. I don't think anyone can coach a team with point guards like we had last year. When Sloan was involved in the decision process back when Mo was drafted, they let him go by not protecting him. Sloan get's back and Mo is gone again. Unless you have several superstars on the squad, without a point guard your team is nothing, it doesn't matter who coaches. I know several of you ride Corbin like horse, but look at his tools before you run off and declare him a bad coach. Al Jefferson has never been on a winning team for a reason, and it wasn't Corbin. I agree that this year will be a better measuring stick for Corbin, but that point guard position is still a problem. Teams that change coaches and coaching philosophies every year or two are never good teams. Corbin's fortunes will be directly connected to the growth of his young team. I worry more about Favors, Evans, and Trey Burke, than I do Kanter, or Corbin.

Bastrop, TX

Burks and Kanter will get ample opportunity to prove they belong this season...That's the genius of Lindsey's plan...last year, in his maniacal, though unsuccessful, drive to get to the playoffs, Corbin set the kids back a year....This year, Lindsey has dumped all of Corbin's pets and put Sloan in the wings to watch over things.....This year the Jazz will separate the wheat from the chaff, and between the draft and free agency next year, they'll be contenders in the 2014-2015 season.
As I have no allegiance to either the Y or the U, I say this objectively.....The Jimmer is better than what comes out of Sacramento. For whatever reason, he never got a decent shot there. Best bet for him is to get out of there and try to hook on with someone else......Andrew Bogut never achieved real stardom because of injuries. When well, he is one heck of a player.

Saint Louis, MO

Just a reminder on just why Kanter did not play in college. He sat on the bench at Kentucky because his father had received money to allow him to play junior basketball in Turkey. The same exact thing happened in regard to Cam Newton. You have to know that with all of the players turning pro at Kentucky that a number or probably all were involved in questionable economic behavior.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Jimmers is awesome. Once he gets with a smart coach he will show everyone how awesomes.

Saint George, UT

How is the starting center for a second-round playoff team considered a bust? And on what planet has Greg Oden played more minutes than Andrew Bogut? Bogut is known around the league as one of the best defensive centers in the NBA and, when healthy, he can be a double-double machine.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

The reason Sacramento hates Jimmer is because he plays no defense and isn't a real point guard. The Maloofs made the Kings front office draft Jimmer, the brain trust didn't even want him but this is what happens when owners stick their noses where they don't belong. Enjoy Europe or China Jimmer. Maybe he and Trent Plastead can play together.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Kanter and Jimmer shouldn't even be mentioned in the same article. Jimmer will be all but forgotten next year when Jabari Parker comes to Utah.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

Jabari Parker would be a fool to come to a Utah School. Play at NC State or Kentucky or maybe Florida but play at a school who has had more players in the NBA and be better prepared. Play for a coach who knows how to prepare their players for the NBA.

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