Commentary: Pros and cons for the Jazz trading for Jimmer Fredette


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  • mjllindsey west valley, UT
    Nov. 5, 2013 1:32 a.m.

    You people are seeing all those threes the jazz are making, ha ha show me those so called good shooters talked about, as reasons not to get Jimmer. Or is it that Corbin refuses to play them. You tell me. You haven't so far. U of U thinking, who needs it? By the way how good are they anyway.

  • tomo keystone heights, fl.
    Nov. 2, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    If the Jazz traditionally keep 3 point guards why can't Jimmer be one of them...

  • mjllindsey west valley, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    After watching Jimmer in this clip, tell me he is not better than Burk, tinsley,lukes And the others. All this defense bull, drives me crazy. Would you rather have Hayward shoot that three against olka. or Jimmer? You tell me.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 1, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    Chris B, I'm sorry but you don't know what you are talking about... Jimmer is still very much liked in Sacto, just not played much... There have been several teams willing to offer 2nd round picks but the Kings think that he's worth more and he is...

    He will either be played by the Kings this year or he will be played by some other team... And when he gets the exposure he will dazzle... Mark it down...

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    So few comments, so little controversy...all the proof we need that no one would come to watch him play. And, he's proven he can't overcome criticism and had never proven his detractors wrong. No brainer.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    Jimmer can shoot - but his confidence is gone due to his stint in lowly Sacramento. It would take a great coach to light the fire in him again.

  • cdchttrtn meridian, idaho
    Oct. 31, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    After watching the Jazz brick up three's last night it would seem to me that Jimmer would be a good fit for the Jazz. After all he is a better 3 point shooting than any of the Jazz players. Yes, go after him.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    So sad jimmer didnt go to be a Ute because he would be the most valuable player in the nba rite now.

    Go Utes!

  • Man in Charge Chihiuahua, 00
    Oct. 31, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    Jabari Parker will draw a crowd just as easily as Jimmer. He will live up to the hype also which is the biggest difference.

  • Man in Charge Chihiuahua, 00
    Oct. 31, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    I wouldn't give a 2nd round pick for Jimmer Fredette.

  • Man in Charge Chihiuahua, 00
    Oct. 31, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    Pros for trading for Jimmer? None.

    Cons fro trading for Jimmer? Everything.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    It would be a disaster to bring Jimmer to Utah. Too little to offer for far too great a distraction.

  • apm22 sparks, NV
    Oct. 31, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    Considering Jimmer sat on the bench all night last night, it would be a gift to Jimmer to be traded, anywhere but Sac would be good for Jimmer it seems.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    The Jazz desperately need a guy that can take big shots in the final 3 minutes. They have no one that is stepping up. Hayward is not going to be that guy. They could pick Jimmer up cheap.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    We need some shooters - Jimmer is over 40% 3pt shooting in the NBA. Pull the trigger Jazz!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    @Little Andy,

    Yes, they want to move him.

    Problem is, no one wants to bring him in.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Lafe, Are you really trying to sell the idea that Utah County cough!(BYU) fans would come to Energy Solutions Arena to see Jimmer and pay NBA ticket prices? Everybody has known for years that BYU fans are notoriously cheep. The only way they are going to a Jazz game is if the tickets are free. Even with free tickets they might have to include a hot dog or free gasoline.

  • oldschooler USA, TX
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    If they do not appreciate his talent at Sacramento bring the kid home, he can learn defense and I believe he is a great shooter given the opportunity, let him play more and he will build confidence, once he is confident the sky is the limit, another Stephen Curry in the make.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    It might provide entertainment value for fans in a year that will be ugly. But I don't think it will happen. Don't hold your breath.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Sac game last night Jimmer gets a DNP Coach dec.. More evidence they want to move him..

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    I do not think that the Kings will ever give Fredette a chance. He is their token and they will just let him go at the end of the year. In addition there does not seem to be a team that loves him enough to just let him play and give him a chance. What I see is Fredette being let go and if he wants to keep playing he will end up outside the U.S.. In today's NBA a kid from BYU has to be better than Jordan or James to have a chance to even play.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    And byu's best player of the last 30 years can't even get off the bench.

    Enjoy Europe Jimmer.

    Told ya so!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    isn't it interesting that even though he rides the bench and Sacramento doesn't want him, there obviously haven't been any suitors willing to put together any real trade deal for him?


  • clearthink Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    Last night's game, when the Jazz needed a 3 and couldn't get one, demonstrated why the Jazz need Jimmer.
    Either that, or the Jazz need to figure out how to shoot free throws. Had they shot just the NBA average on free throws, they would have won. The Jazz always shoot well below league average on free throws and give away ten games a year because of it.

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 5:01 a.m.

    I enjoyed watching Jimmer play COLLEGE ball.

    And in the very few minutes of playing time he has earned in the NBA, he is still playing COLLEGE ball.

    That doesn't cut it, so I think Jimmer will be cut.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 4:05 a.m.

    Sac game with Denver Jimmer gets a DNP coach decision. Any more questions they want to move him??

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 2:21 a.m.

    Larry would want Jimmer? Yes, he loved people with great character. Jimmer is such a man with talent to spare.He is also teachable and has the map of Utah written all over him.Bring him to Utah and watch him shine.We know Jimmer and we know how to use him.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Oct. 31, 2013 1:41 a.m.

    He started 2 games in Preseason and played in 3... The Kings won every game he got minutes in and he was a key factor in 2 of them with points and assists... Yet tonight he was the only DNP- Coached Decision and the Kings eeked out a 2 point win over the Nuggets... It is clear to me that the Kings have written him off and any route leading to NBA success for Jimmer will not come through Sacramento...

    I don't buy the "poor defense" reasoning at all... He's not a "shut down artist" but he's not horrible... I'm a Mavs fan (20 year season ticket holder) and I love Jimmer... I wish our folks would go after him, we could really use the 3 point weapon that he brings and the creative abilities that he has with the ball in his hands... If a team with a decent coach would take him and work with him I think he has the ability of be a Steve Nash (a former 2 time League MVP)...

    BTW, on the MAVS we have a hall of famer who is often criticized for his Defense (Dirk Nowitzski)... I wouldn't trade him for anyone.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 30, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    Jimmer has already proven he is a very capable offensive weapon in the NBA. And his defensive weakness is way overstated.

    Despite very good performance in minutes played he is inexplicably given very little opportunity.

    Free Jimmer.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    Jazz was going to take Jimmer or were they, but he was taken by Milwalkee and traded to Sac Town. Yes, take him and I am sure LARRY MILLER want him too! Don't you think Gail?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 7:21 p.m.

    Its simple: if you want Jazz to win national title, then trade for Jimmer.
    If you want to never not win a championship then dont trade for Jimmers.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    The way the Jazz have been going the last few years, if it is the right thing to do they'll pass on it. If it's the wrong thing to do, they'll sign in ink immediately. Ever since they gave Ostertag his mega-bonus we have waited for the elusive championship. And every year it gets further away from ever being achieved. Bottom line: Who really cares if they do or don't?

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    All this talk about no D and not being able to play defense against the guards. The problem is not many people can guard rose, westbrook, parker, paul, and other premier point guards. So while it's true Jimmer's defense is borderline non-existent, let's not act like the premier point guards are easily guarded.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 6:21 p.m.

    I would not agree that the Kings are not trying to move Jimmer. The press and media say that they are. Kings are loaded at guards and more so at the point. Watch for Dec 15 when more players are avaliable to be traded. Jazz have a handful of second rounders. Ian Clark and a second for Jimmer.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    He'd definitely draw crowds.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Look, I love watching Jimmer shoot it up. He's exciting, half the time. When Keith "Not so" Smart left as head coach, that removes a major impediment to more floor time for Jimmer. But someone has got to go get 4-5 really nimble pro guards and orchestrate some serious tutorial time on Fredette developing some defensive skills, because almost all guards in the league can school him at will. If he dramatically improves defense really soon, he can be a 2 in the league and make a team really happy to have him around, because he's got great attitude as a teammate. If he doesn't, he'll be out of the league and playing in Europe, where he'll be able to play the style he's stuck in right now.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    I love the idea! Jimmer is a great player/shooter and will draw the numbers. People especially kids LOVE him! And, he is a good person and would fit in well with the caliber of players on the Jazz team.

    Go Jimmer! Come to Utah.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    The Jazz already have a great 3 point shooter on the team who is also a better defender. His name is Brandon Rush. Brandon's pre-injury 2011-2012 stats are eye opening.

    3 point % .452
    2 point % .544
    Free Throws % .795

    He's also 6'6" inches tall versus Jimmer's 6'2".

    My hope is that Rush returns at near 100%. If he does that, there isn't much reason to pickup Jimmer. While I wouldn't mind having Fredette on the Jazz team, they should not give up much to acquire him.

  • oddman ,
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    It amazes me how many pro scouts write on these blogs. Never was pro material? Why was he drafted so high or even drafted at all? The kids never been given a fair shake by his detractors nor by the coaches he's played under. I think the jury's still out and, if given the chance, could develop into a long term and pretty steady, positive addition to the right team. The question remains, are the Jazz the right team. I sure hope so and would drive to SLC a few times a year from Colorado to watch them if there was a chance he would get some meaningful minutes.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    One reason to not trade for him or pick him up as a free agent: no defense.
    That is all.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    There is no question that Jimmer can contribute. In my mind, he'll have a 10-12 year career as a journeyman scoring guard. May even get a ring if he latches on with the right team (think Miami).

    The question the Jazz need to answer is how they can take advantage of his strengths and cover his weaknesses. Since he is not likely to be a starter, he will rarely be matched up against the top guards in the league. That tells me that his defensive weaknesses will be minimized. I think he can wear out opposing second-string guards as they struggle to stop his offense. Again, that means they will not be able to focus on their own offense which will minimize his defensive weaknesses.

    It's probably worth a shot if you can get him cheap but I have no idea what the Jazz have to offer that would be attractive to Sacramento. Maybe Rush or Evans and a bag of chips.

  • Las Vegas Aggie Logan, Utah
    Oct. 30, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    Why on earth would they, there are more than one reason he's not playing. He is a great college player but he never was an NBA talent.

  • Wanda B. Rich Provo, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    Gee, why not. The Jazz shoot threes like guys I see chucking old mattresses out of their trucks at the landfill. As for defense, how many point guards can stop the other top point guards anyway? It's all about help defense in the NBA. Steph Curry can't begin to defend Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook all by his lonesome. But he can shoot. Speaking of which, what point guard can stop Fredette? I remember watching teams try to double-team him in college. No two players I ever saw could keep him from scoring. Just ask Kawhi Leonard.

    The Jazz need to stretch defenses to give their young bigs room to maneuver inside. Think Jamal Tinsley is going to do that? John Lucas III? LOL. Give the Jimmer a chance. He may be just what the doctor ordered.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Get over it! He is too small for a two, and not good enough to run the point. If you can't guard in the NBA you change teams every year..Just ask Korver. He's much taller than Jimmer, but he can't guard NBA players good enough to stick with a team that wants to contend. I think Jimmer would be a nice pickup to come off the bench against smaller lineups and light it up. But there's a reason he isn't playing! He isn't on a collage team that's built around one guy shooting thirty five shots a game. And you want a player you've heard of? really? really? That's the strangest thing I've ever see written on here.

  • perfidemintrepidus Riverton, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    I understand the reasons for not wanting to have Jimmer on the Jazz and they likely will never trade for him so it seems worthless to discuss, but I agree with this article. He was, whether you like it or not one of the greatest college sports icons that played in Utah. Perhaps there are still some questions about his ability to contribute, but he really hasn't been given the proper opportunity to demonstrate his abilities. He is a true competitor and would bring much needed enthusiasm to a lackluster season.

  • Mikhail ALPINE, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    Amen, altahoops. It would be nice to recognize someone on the team - especially during a time that it looks like the Jazz are not going to be competitive.

  • runsrealfast POCATELLO, ID
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    Seriously why would the new kings ownership trade away a player who was near the top in 3pt shooting last year. I mean the old kings ownership was terrible and had zero basketbal sense, but I can't imagine this new ownership group doing something like that. Plus who or what do the Jazz have that the kings don't?

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Not a lot of upside to taking Jimmer for the Jazz.

    However, there wasn't alot of upside to the Bulls sticking with Steve Kerr for so long during their championship years and then Dale Ellis who was a deep threat and niche player had a good career with the Sonics.

    Jimmer would be a role player to be sure and provide some instant offense for the Jazz that sometimes they have lacked in key parts of the game during the last several years.

  • altahoops Provo, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Why take a chance on Fredette?

    Because then the Jazz would have one player that I've ever heard of before in my life. How's that for a good reason?