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Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 10:30 p.m. MST

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Trevvor
Sandy, UT

"On Monday he checked in at the start of the second quarter to a mild cheer, as well as mild boos, from a mildly interested crowd. A smattering of boos greeted him whenever he touched the ball, a rattle of cheers arose when he scored."

Like I posted on the earlier article:

Some local "fans" need to grow up. I've been to quite a few Jazz games against Jimmer, Bogut, Andre Miller, and Damian Lillaird. I've cheered for them all loudly. For some reason a portion of the fans feel the need to boo the Jimmer. Still bent out of shape over the 47 points he dropped on them maybe? Whatever it is, time to grow up kids. Only a sad little brother would continue to boo someone simply because he owned your local program in college

If fans don't like Jimmer supporters cheering when he scores - that's fine, understandable. But to boo the guy just for entering the game or touching the ball - that screams little brother. Grow up little kids.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Don't these other teams know Jimmer is a lottery pick?

Where are all the lottery offers in exchange for lottery Jimmer? How come we aren't hearing of teams offering first round lottery picks for first round lottery Jimmer?

Surely there must be tons of teams willing to give up a first round pick for first round Jimmer? Whats going on ?

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Remember when I predicted before he even joined the NBA he wouldn't be able to handle athletic NBA guards? Jimmer is not athletic and clearly doesn't belong in the NBA.

The Kings management have told the coach to give him a few minutes in hopes of convincing some team to take him. So far, no interested parties.

As far as his lack of athleticism, go ahead and compare him to Steve Nash byu fans. Lets hear it.

Euro basketball can't wait to get Jimmer!

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Don't write this kid off.
Someone will pick him up next summer and he'll play a long time.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer will always be a role player in the NBA. And that is okay. He was a pudgy white kid who has become someone who works in a business that only a few 100 people in the world work in at any one point. He won POY in college. Most people label that as a legitimate accomplishment. While we sit on the DN comment boards, he cashes in checks for.......more than we make.......in a lifetime. He is a success. End of story. He has figured out the fact that life is bigger than petty ramblings about conferences and alma mater.

Quite Frankly
Provo, UT

I'm sure he's not surprised by the boos. There are more Utah fans at the Jazz games than Byu fans anyway since it's right in Ute territory. Remember when the Byu baby was booed not too long ago? Anyway, I like Jimmer. Coming in to the league, a lot of NBA scouts said he'd struggle to be complete player and it looks as if they were right. Being a lottery pick three years ago means nothing right now. It looks as if he's not going to be in the league for too much longer as more and more talented college players come in, unfortunately someone gets pushed out. I think he'll end up in Europe playing in the near future.

Sparkley Briefs
New York, NY

Hard to feel bad for a guy earning millions to play with NBA stars, but I hope Jimmer lands somewhere where he is appreciated and can play regularly.

I Choose Freedom
Atlanta, GA

Big 12 Call Yet, the tone of your comments leave me wondering more about the type of person that you are than the type of player Jimmer is. Why are you so harsh towards Jimmer? Did he do something to you personally?

I don't get the nesty attitude displayed by so many towards a kid just trying to play basketball. Has Jimmer ever done anything off the court to warrant such hatred? Not that I am aware of. In fact, he seems to be a really nice person in every way measureable. So why the hate? I just don't get it.

md
Cache, UT

@ Big 12

Seems like Trevvor had you pegged before you made your comment. As a graduate of the U of U, I am embarrassed of the Ute fans. You may say that BYU fans are classless, but where is the evidence? They don't boo against 2-year-old children wearing UofU shirts at Jazz games. They don't boo Miller or Bogut when they come to town. I think it boils down to the fact that some of the Ute fans are a jealous lot who can't get over the fact that Jimmer owned them, for a season.

I hope Jimmer gets a chance to shine in a role that suits him. I imagine Miami would love to have him standing out in 3-land while the opponent quadruple teams James.

Fibonacci
Centerville, UT

To many classless fans at Jazz games for me. When you Boo a 2 year old kid because he has a BYU shirt on, or you boo a performing dance team from BYU, to say nothing of booing Fredette for entering the game, I think it's pathetic. Save it for Rice Eccles or the Huntsman. Does your HATE run that deep? Maybe it's time for some counseling.

KimmyP
Granstville, UT

I've heard with the money Jimmer made as a lottery pick, he's planning to purchase a D League team and put it in Provo. The name of the team will be, Jimmer'sTime.

Can't wait to see him light it up once again, he'll go for 50 every night. Good times,baby!

TheNun
Granstville, UT

@ Fibonacci
Centerville, UT

The reason they do it is because of the reaction those like you give them each time. If people weren't so sensitive to the jibes tossed towards the Y, it wouldn't be nearly as "fun" for those doing the jibbing.

The response from BYU nation merely follows the laws of physics, "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." LOL

UteNationAlum
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is one Ute fan that hopes Jimmer can succeed in the NBA. Hopefully he can find a team to give him that opportunity. The Kings are a poorly run organization period.

Jimmer is a class act. I apologize on behalf of my fellow Utes who act so immature.

Good luck Jimmer!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

I am a Jimmer fan and have been for years.

That being said, he has lost his swagger and confidence. it was actually painful to watch him play last night.
I saw 3 unforced turnovers in 8 min. I was embarrassed for him. Jimmer has made millions, I believe he will exit the NBA, play in Europe for 2 years and hang it up. In the end, he still got to play NBA and make millions.

If he does get his confidence back that could change things, but I doubt that will happen.

gotold
Ivins, UT

I'm not a Ute or a cougar so I may be more balanced in my approach to Jimmer than some of the earlier posts here. Jimmer was a very good basketball scorer in college because a good coach maximized his strengths and minimized his weaknesses. That can't be done in the NBA..... except in very short and very special situations. Jimmer will score anywhere he plays but he will always be a big defensive liability and way too slow. So let him play to the best of his abilities and stop the booing and critical remarks about this nice and likeable young man.

IDC
Boise, ID

I was actually surprised with Jimmer's defense last night. I know he isn't great but he got a steal and a rebound and I didn't see the guy he was covering score on him. The 3 turnovers were a little sad and his confidence seems low. Hope he gets more time in Sacramento or finds a team that suits his abilities better.

Winglish
Lehi, UT

Jimmer has a positive defensive win share for the first time in his career. His assist-to-turnover ratio is better than nearly 2/3 of his teammates. He has been shooting 90/50/40 for most of the season, something only six or seven other players in history have done. His three point percentage was leading the league until last night (dipped to 48% last night). His free throw percentage is in the top three in the NBA.
The numbers speak for themselves. Jimmer is having some success in his limited minutes. I think being a role player as a spot up shooter is perfect. I don't think he needs a bigger role to stay in the NBA for years to come.

Russell Spencer
Boise, ID

Meh--so what if Fredette never becomes a super-star? Fredette is living his dream. He made the pros. He is *playing* in the pros. More power to him. If his ceiling is Steve Kerr or even Bobby Hansen, he's still playing professional ball--in the NBA no less! (as opposed to Europe, etc.) Most college phenoms don't rise to the highest echelon in the pros, but what kid suiting up in high school wouldn't want what Fredette's got today? And if he does suddenly click? That's just icing on the cake.

I hope they can work out a trade with Denver. Not because it's a "better fit" for Fredette, but because I understand the Fredettes live nearby in the off-season, and it might be nice to be near home year round.

Provo4Life
PROVO, UT

Jimmer is currently shooting 48% from 3 and 93% from behind the line. He needs minutes and consistency and he could be a great role player. Did anyone really expect him to be a superstar. Those are rare and hard to find. A potential 1 to 2 time all-star player I think would have been the most realistic expectation. But I'm happy with a solid role player. You think Kyle Korver isn't pleased with his career? Starter, no, but a role player who has made millions and helped team win.

AS for the indidviduals who mock Jimmer's draft position and lack of lottery picks, chew on this.

Kyrie Irving - All-star
Derrick Williams - Already on his second team. was traded for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Enes Kanter - Jury still out
Tristan Thompson - Looks to be a solid player, averaging 10 pts and 8 rebounds
Jonas Valanciunas - 1st year playing, work in progress
Jan Vesely - bust at 3 pts per game
Bismack Biyombo - 5 pts a game 6 rebounds
Brandon Knight - 2nd team already. Solid role player
Kemba Walker - looking better and better. Should be good

Get over yourself and realize this kid is still making it in the NBA! How about #1 pick Anthony Davis?

OHBU
Columbus, OH

2013 Ute...: "Remember when I predicted before he even joined the NBA he wouldn't be able to handle athletic NBA guards? Jimmer is not athletic and clearly doesn't belong in the NBA."

Here's the thing--your prediction is still wrong. Has he been able to light it up and become a star? No. Does he belong in the NBA--yes. In order to belong in the NBA you don't need to be the star, you just need to be able to contribute. Every team needs guys who can fill in while the stars are resting or slumping, and Jimmer is that guy. If you'd merely said he didn't belong in the top-10 of the draft, I'd agree. But to say he doesn't belong in the league is bitterness.

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