Chris, your statement that lottery picks should be starting shows you don't
follow the NBA that close, there are plenty of lottery picks that aren't
starting, the Jazz currently have two , Kanter and Burks that are lottery picks
and aren't starting and there are many,many more .
Poyman stated:"he is currently playing between 12 and 18 minutes a
game right now backing up the starting PG"-----------------------The ironic thing about this statement is... before Jimmer's rookie season
I wrote on a DN news article that Jimmer would be a back-up PG/SG for 6-8 years
in the NBA for 2-3 different teams. I got loads of comments from BYU fans
bashing on me and saying I was wrong, I don't know basketball, I'm a
BYU hater etc. Now it turns out BYU fans are happy Jimmer is a back up? and
they way things are looking, my 6-8 year, playing for 2-3 different NBA teams is
looking like a really good prediction.
Besmarter, Ute players are once again playing better than byu players.Quite simple really. When was the last time a byu player in the NBA had a
better season than all Utah players in the NBA?10, 15 years?
I have never been to either campus: BYU or Utah; but I know they are both great
schools. However, for me, the petty potshots at Jimmer are really getting old.
Great news!Congratulations Brandon!
Tators,Should we talk about your predictions? I guess its not a
prediction when you say something about whats already happened, but I would
think its much easier to "predict" something that already happened, like
when you said Texas won the Big 12 and went to a BCS bowl. How'd you miss
on that one, we already knew the answer! LOLAnd the best player to
come out of byu in 20+ years can't get off the bench and most certainly
wont be starting anywhere he goes.What a program.
poyman,Shouldn't a first round pick be starting?Certainly a lottery pick should be starting right? If you know anything about
basketball you will know that a lottery pick starts, unless he's not as
good as thought.
Chris BAs much as Utah fans like you to console themselves with
Jimmer's less than spectacular performance in the NBA, so far, it will
never tarnish Jimmermania and his outstanding consensus player of the year
career at BYU, nor his absolute one-man destruction of Utah in his final game in
the Huntsman Center.If Brandon Davies hadn't been suspended
just before the post season began, BYU would have had a very legitimate chance
of making a national championship run in Jimmer's senior year.
@chrisb... Sounds like you haven't been brought up to speed lately on
Fredette (the former consensus first team All American, winner of the Player of
the year in 2003, one of many BYU players who totally dominate Utah over 4
years, and the #10 pick in the 2011 NBA draft)...There are two teams
actively pursuing Fredette... Sacramento has refused to name them or to discuss
what is being offered, but last word was that they had rejected an offer that
had been tendered... So we will see... The trade deadline doesn't end till
the All Star break in February.He is currently playing between 12
and 18 minutes a game right now backing up the starting PG and over the past
month has averaged nearly a point a minute... Among the best in the NBA...
He's a career 41% 3 point shooter, and that will keep him in the league at
about 2 Million a year for at least another couple of years.So stay
Please CBTell us how the Utah players in the pros are working out.Miller was just suspended and Bogut after 3 years of injuries is playing
decent.Where are all these great Ute players?Davies in in the NBA
not Europe. face it you were wrong.
Tators,Isn't it interesting that with how amazing Jimmer is we
don't hear about any teams offering first round picks to get him, even
though he rides the bench?Surely there must be a dozen or so teams
offering at least a first round pick to get first round Jimmer right? So why don't the kings trade him for a first round pick?
@ niners:To answer your sarcastic question... No, it's bot
even close to Jimmer's high, who incidentally is scoring more points per
minute played than any other current Kings player.But Brandon's NBA
high of 11 points are exactly 11 points more than your NBA high.Jealousy
always paints an ugly face. And right now, yours could probably do with a bit of
makeup.@ Chris B:Last fall, you made a solid prediction
(just shy of one of your infamous guarantees) that Davies would be playing in
Europe by now. Another "mark it down" prediction that went wrong.
Perhaps you're beginning to understand why people laugh at most of them.
I remember Brandon busing tables at Tui Crighton's missionary farewell
dinner while Jake Heaps sat quietly at a table by himself, having just arrived
on campus for spring ball.It's amazing how much has happened
since then.Congratulations Brandon.The goal you had way
back then has finally been realized!
This can't be accurate. Christy B guaranteed us that Brandon couldn't
hang with an NBA team. With her 100% accuracy rate on predictions this just
can't be accurate.
Congrats Brandon.... well deserved!
RE: ninersSorry little brother that two BYU players are making it in
the NBA. Of course the Utes had some great players drafted before the Dave Rose
era but the career high of anyone from Utah in the last five years or so in the
NBA is exactly zero. If you're going to talk smack I would stick to
football where at least you can make an argument. P.S. If
you're not a Ute fan I apologize in advance. I'm just assuming that
given your anti-BYU post.
This guy is not only a good basketball player but a good person to boot...
It's good to see good people succeed.
Wow 11 points! That probably beats Jimmers career high as well, right?
Congrats to Davies! Deseret News, is that seriously the best picture you can get
of Davies. Sure it is in the process of him making a great play by drawing the
charge, but maybe one that shows his face would be better? Not a big deal, but
just thought it was weird that the picture chosen for an article about Davies
doesn't even show his face.
Congrats to Brandon and his family! Great to see the guys from BYU having some
success! Good work!
Good for him! Proof that hard work and determination pay off!To all the
naysayers, enjoy that crow!