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Published: Friday, Nov. 1 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

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Overton, NV

Please trade Fredette. Languishing on the bench does nothing for him or anybody else. Let him go to team who is willing to play him decent minutes. Some have said he can't cut it in the NBA. It's time to give him a chance to find out. The sooner the better, so he can move forward with his life instead of sitting in limbo.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Send us a postcard from Germany Jimmer.


Salt Lake City, UT

Free Jimmer. Free Jimmer. Free Jimmer. OKC needs some outside shooting from a role player. Maybe he could go there?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"There are more than a handful of teams interested in his services that can use his skill set."

Like who? Which teams are interested and why would Jimmer be a good fit there? I don't doubt that those teams are out there, but those questions and answers should be addressed in an article like this. As it stands this is just a fan spouting off unsubstantiated opinions. Maybe the Dnews should just start publishing some of these comments and save some money....

sparks, NV

Does the press ever actually watch Jimmer play? I ask this because every article on him says he is not good at defense. Really, by what standard? He is no worse on defense than anyone on the entire Kings roster.


Fredette is another college player that has found out the difference in talent level between college basketball and the NBA. Better defensive players in the NBA will guard great offensive players from college into mediocrity...he didn't play a lot because there were better players on the Kings than him at the same position.

Gilbert, AZ

Since when does anyone play defense in the NBA? He will be fine playing in a different system.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I see some people didn't like my comment, even though it followed all the rules and was true. Yes, the truth hurts sometimes. Just as the Des news censors most posts that don't shed the LDS church in a positive light, they're all too quick to defend the tender feelings of byu fans.

Jimmer is not very good(at the NBA level).

You don't hear rumors about tons of teams trying to trade for him do you?

It's not just Sacramento that doesn't see Jimmer in their future.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Jimmer is not an NBA starter. That role may eventually happen for Jimmer, but right now he is a fabulous role player off the bench with range and mad ball handling skills. If he goes to an NBA team where he fits in he will shine and his value will increase.

Greeley, CO

40+% 3 pt shooter in the NBA. When he plays he contributes. Pick him up!

River Falls, WI

At the conclusion of this season Jimmer will have made nearly $8 million riding the bench in Sacramento. I hope he finds another home in the NBA, but if he doesn't I think he'll be able to get by o.k.

And to the Jimmer detractors out there...

Jimmer's 2012-13 PER of 14.66 compares favorably with other role players in the NBA. Out of 344 players that qualify (have 6.7 min/game or more), Jimmer ranked 154th, right in the middle (and 37th of 82 point guards). His ranking was better than Danny Green, Jordan Crawford, Andrew Bogut, Jared Sullinger, Mike Miller, Tony Allen, Ben Gordon, Brandon Knight, Alec Burks… Also, last season Jimmer’s three point percentage of .417 ranked 17th in the NBA, not too shabby. He should make a good role player somewhere.

Frisco, TX

Playing basketball in Germany (or wherever Jimmer lands) is better than pumping gas in SLC and living in your parents basement.

West Valley, UT

I would love to be like Jimmer, getting paid to not play, which means I am less likely to get hurt. I would say that is a nice job. Too bad his contract didn't get extended.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Your rankings don't mean much if he's giving up more on the defensive end than he's contributing on the offensive end.

Interesting you don't make any attempt to compare his plus/minus, which takes into account him being a liability on the defensive end.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

" Some have said he can't cut it in the NBA. It's time to give him a chance to find out"

Uh, I think he's had that chance and we've already found out.

Layton, UT

There's NBA teams that would give him a minimum contract. I doubt that they would out bid each other for him, though. He would be a starter and get a bigger paycheck in Europe.

Chris, if you take a posted negative comment about Utah and put byu in front of it, it will not get posted.

Salt Lake City, UT

A team like San Antonio has a good record of getting the most out of their players and would be a great place for The Jimmer to land. Not only that, but San Antonio has an offense that utilizes good shooters when Tony Parker often penetrates and dishes it back outside or when Tim Duncan sometimes gets double teamed and passes it back outside.

Frisco, TX

From USA Today - the Kings have received trade interest from about six teams about Fredette.

Bloomington, IN

Chris, there are a few problems with your comments. First off, Jimmer probably isn't ever going to play in Europe. I'm sure there is a team willing to give someone who makes nearly half his threes a shot. Also, even though you're biased, you have to admit Jimmer was thrown into a terrible situation in Sacramento...I'm not so blinded to admit that Alex Smith was in a similar spot with the 49ers. There's no way to really tell how good Jimmer is until he's been given a chance (which he hasn't).

Biggest problem, why are you commenting on anything even remotely related to BYU basketball. Don't you realize the Utes have pulled off exactly one win in the last SEVEN years? Maybe you should stick to commenting on football, at least there you can hang your hat on your two big wins this year. Either way, enjoy watching BYU go bowling in December, and once again enjoy watching BYU basketball keep playing once your season is done.

Woods Cross, UT

Does Chris B work for the Desnews? How does he "see" that some fans didn't like his comment?

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