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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013 1:50 p.m. MDT

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Idaho Falls, ID

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.

Lincoln City, OR

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.

Ivins, UT

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.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

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

Provo, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

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?


Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

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

Enjoy Europe Jimmer.

Told ya so!

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

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.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

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

Springville, UT

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.


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.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Little Andy,

Yes, they want to move him.

Problem is, no one wants to bring him in.

Greeley, CO

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

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

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.

sparks, NV

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.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

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

Man in Charge
Chihiuahua, 00

Pros for trading for Jimmer? None.

Cons fro trading for Jimmer? Everything.

Man in Charge
Chihiuahua, 00

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

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