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Published: Friday, Feb. 7 2014 10:05 p.m. MST

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Cougar Blue 1
Henderson , NV

Free the JIMMER!! Once he gets off the Sac Town Queens, either through a trade or free agency, he will have an opportunity to showcase his range. Isaiah Thomas continues to shoot over 20 plus FG's a game while the team continues to lose. Yet they don't give a guy who is a much better shooter, knows how to spread the floor, a chance to start. To me that says more about an organization and coaching than a guys inability to perform.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

What's I don't get is, with the kings clearly not having Jimmer in their future, why haven't they traded first round pick Jimmer for a first round pick from all the teams offering first round picks for him?

Surely there are teams fighting and offering at least one first round pick to get first round Jimmer right?

And not just first round, but lottery pick like Jimmer was.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Ilk was a great description of that "fan" base.

Fredette will get his shot. He is putting up some good number on limited playing time. That is exactly what he needs to do. He will get traded and have a great season and everybody in Sactown will be scratching their heads.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

Sacramento should have never drafted Jimmer Fredette.

Fredette has been stuck on the wrong team for three years. Thankfully, he will be a free agent this coming summer. If Sacramento's smart, they'll trade him before the trade deadline to a team that wants him.

After watching some of the abysmal shooting the Jazz have displayed (over the past few games) I'm not so sure Jimmer couldn't help them. He might not be a lock down defender, but then few NBA players are; so criticizing him for that doesn't make a whole lot sense.
He wouldn't have to do much, other than become the Jazz official "zone buster." Watching him hit 35 foot jump shots might actually help instill a little confidence into the other Jazz players.

Whatever happens to Jimmer Fredette, here's one Ute fan who wishes him well.

Schwa
South Jordan, UT

Please stop talking about Jimmer.

ex patria cougar
Australia, 00

Fredette is the only reason I follow the NBA at all. And I admit, I follow every Kings game I can just to see how he did.

I hope Jimmer knows there's a lot of people pulling for him.

gotold
Ivins, UT

I usually read about a paragraph of these kind of "hero worship articles" and move on, but I really enjoyed this one. The good lord blessed Jimmer with the ability to shoot the basketball better than anyone else.... then made him painfully slow. I hope he finds a place where he fits in and plays a bigger role than he does now. Unfortunately, I don't think that will happen.

Joey K
Sandy, UT

It doesn't matter if he is a good ambassador or nice guy or dealt with adversity. The NBA needs more players who are talented. Jimmer is not good. Coach Rose gave him free reigns for the offense, but he never learned to pass or play defense.

This article is irrelevant if you fail to mention Jimmer's lack of legitimate NBA talent.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

Class all the way around is truly the Jimmer style and how he respects his wife and everyone for that matter is truly worthy of emulation. I watched again for the ???time his 52-point night I attended vs UNM at the MWC tourney. Best basketball performance I ever witnessed and by such a phenomenal person. Free Jimmer..the league needs his class and several teams will truly value his presence and value his contribution as an integral part of their team.

utroyalwulff
logan, ut, UT

the NBA needs JC Carroll for USU. He has been tearing up the Italian league for several years. Is a great shooter and for his size is a fantastic defensive player and rebounder. Jimmer might still be a great shooter but that is it, there is nothing else to his game.

StocksOnTheRocks
Lehi, UT

Jimmer to the Jazz! He would fill a lot of empty seats up, Jimmer is a great player, he just got drafted by a team, which would be a rugged fit for anyone, and since the Jazz missed Jimmer, and Damian Lillard, In state players, playing College ball in the Jazz's backyards, ??? make up Call for the Jazz?? quit sleeping through the local "GREATS"

wazzup
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Jimmer shows more class than those Jazz fans who think its cool to boo a little kid. That one bush league display has turned me in to an 'anyone but the Utah Jazz' fan. But what was expected? Max Hall was right. :)

Herby
Hurricane, UT

Jimmer Fredette = The State of Utah's Tim Tebow

ute alumni
SLC, UT

why does anyone have interest in the nba. absolutely boring. i continue to hope that they will trade him for chrissy b and aloow us to see chrissy's athleticism, foot speed and verticality. i can't wait. and yes, given a chance, jimmer will be tremendous.

trueblueBYU
Provo, UT

Please keep talking about Jimmer.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

I think it would be great if Jimmer got traded to Denver, the Knicks, or the Nets.

I do find it odd that some are of the ilk that they still mock his lack of playing time and or apparent lack of major trade talk about him. He has logged hundreds more minutes in the NBA than any of us (unless Chris B stands for Bosh, which I sort of doubt.) . I also find it odd that some are of the ilk that they will actually come to an article about Jimmer and read it and comment on it telling us to stop talking about Jimmer.

Free Jimmer .

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

I'm sure Jimmer will be "freed" and playing for another team soon enough. Jimmer's new team will be in Europe or Turkey though. Jimmer was fine in the MWC but can't hang in the NBA plain and simple.

In the meantime, people in ESA were booing the BYU shirt and not the child. Big difference and perfectly understandable.

Irwin Fletcher
Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah, the NBA needs more mediocre players that don't complain about not being allowed to shine while being payed big $$$; what a star! Jimmer won't have accomplished half of what Andre Miller has when he retires but the local media barely pay Andre any attention even when he comes to SLC. That is a hard-working player without the obnoxious swagger of the typical under-achieving NBA player (looking at you Boozer).

Face facts, even on a team "that wants him", Jimmer is not going to be game-changer kind of guy. He just isn't a marquee NBA player.The NBA does NOT need more players like Jimmer, it badly needs more players that are as skilled at defense as offense.

BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

"...but that ilk booed a little kid in a BYU shirt when a cameramen put the tyke on the big screen."

Harmon, it's not productive to instigate. The Utah-BYU rivalry is nasty enough and local media should be trying to calm things down rather than make the tension between the fan bases even worse.

Please use better judgement next time and take the high road by promoting civility. Thank you very much.

morpunkt
Glendora, CA

The Lakers have been needing to replace the aging Steve Nash with Jimmer. I have been saying this for the last 2 years.

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