Watched a lot of the NBA playoffs. Lilliard is a star. Andre Miller is helping
his team. Bogut is hurt or would be starting. Jimmer doesn't get off the
bench. A fair assessment of the states "legends" and a lot shorter than
the article.What I do find amusing are some posters that continue to
feel Jimmer isn't getting a fair shake. If he could help the Bulls right
now he would be playing.
Yeah, a school's alums playing professionally ONLY count if they graduated
in the last 5 years!
Chris B"We heard for years the only reason jammer was succeeding
in sacrament was because it was a terrible organization with a bad coach and
selfish players." I'm sure jImmer succeeds in [the]
sacrament--almost every Sunday. Thus, I presume you meant Sacramento?"Well, he's now with a great franchise and a great coach and very
unselfish players." Aren't the Bulls down 2-0 in the first
round of the NBA playoffs to the Wash Wizards of all teams? I guess the
franchise, coach, and players aren't such good straw men for your
argument."And yet they still don't want him on the
court."Then why did they SIGN him? Finally, Chris,
here on this board everyone can see how you never respond to valid comments that
are uncomfortable for you. Prime example is your silence re: no Utes leaving in
the last 5 years are playing in the NBA.....yeah, the silence is deafening.
I have to ask, Chris . . what's your promise if Jimmer's still in the
NBA five years from now? You seem really eager to laugh at him and his fans as
he leaves for Europe. If you turn out to be wrong, will you be man enough to own
Chris B,You underestimate your remarkable propensity for pestiferous
prognostication! We are all sure that your reminders will be much more frequent
(but equally pestilential) than you have so humbly here suggested.
Chris:Congrats on your prediction...I think you may have broken the 5%
accuracy mark on this one.You should relish every "I told you
so" since it's about as rare as PAC12 road wins for U.
Yankees and old,We heard for years the only reason jammer was
succeeding in sacrament was because it was a terrible organization with a bad
coach and selfish players.Well, he's now with a great franchise
and a great coach and very unselfish players.And yet they still
don't want him on the court.I predicted Jimmer wouldn't
last more than a few years in the NBA. My guess is within 2 more years
he'll be in Europe, for good.And I'll remind you all
"I told you so"
The problem with Jimmer is he's a shooting guard in a PG's body.
He's a defensive liability because it's difficult to play him
alongside a true point guard because it will create mismatches in size on the
perimeter with 6-6 & 6-7 shooting guards. Jimmer is not a PG, never really
has been a PG. That's why he won't get significant minutes anywhere he
goes...it's tough to match up with a 6-2 SG that struggles defensively. I
love Jimmer but lets face it, he's never going to be a high minutes
starting player in the NBA. It hurts to say it but I think that's reality.
No one is asking that Jimmer start at this point. Just give him minutes and let
him boost the O.
"No one--but you--has said any such thing about Jimmer's time with the
Bulls."Actually..."His coach believes that being
stubborn is a great quality. Yes, when you are stubborn...you get to be
stubborn."In reality, he's not as bad as Chris wants to
believe he is, but it's clear he's not good enough for valuable
minutes at this point in his career. He may end up a good NBA starter, I
don't have a crystal ball, but I read the argument a lot of "How could
they know if he's any good if they don't play him?" Coaches and
teammates have a better look him day-to-day in practices, shoot-arounds, etc.
than the fans do from a small sample size in games. Thibodeau is a good coach
with the misfortune of a snakebitten star for the last few years. He's
going to do what it takes to make his team better. There is no vast conspiracy
against Jimmer, and to his credit, I think he understands this, I don't see
him making an issue of it. The fans (and detractors) shouldn't either.
Chris,Last I checked, when the Bulls gave Jimmer decent minutes he
put in 17 points. He produces offensively almost every time he steps on the
court. There will be a place for him in the NBA somewhere.
Chris B"They are just unfair and wont play him because its a bad
organization and bad coaching."No one--but you--has said any
such thing about Jimmer's time with the Bulls. You might want to shush.BTW, for recent grads, say the last five years, you should note that
Lillard [Weber St], Fredette [BYU], and Davies [BYU] are the only Utah
collegians playing in the NBA.
I am OK with Jimmer not getting minutes at this point in the season with
Chicago. They had a system that was working and generating wins. Why risk
messing it up. He is on a team that excels on the defensive end. He had
nothing to gain in Sacramento. At least in Chicago he plays with guys who play
as a team.
Chicago isn't going anywhere in the playoffs without offense; it's
difficult to see what it could hurt to put Fredette on the floor against
Washington. The trolls' hatefulness notwithstanding, I think there has to
be a place in the NBA for a 49% three-point shooter. It's about the only
thing that might rekindle the slightest bit of my interest in the NBA.
Lillard is the MAN!!!! He is doing great, representing Utah well and I hope
they make the Western Conference finals.
Yeah, it totally doesn't make sense to use a player that is one of the
leaders in shooting threes on a team that is last in the NBA in threes, shooting
percentage, and has a hard time scoring.Some will say he's a
defensive liability. He may not be the best, but he has a great attitude, tries
his best, and compared to the efficiency of some he'd replace, it's a
good option.His coach believes that being stubborn is a great
quality. Yes, when you are stubborn...you get to be stubborn.
Jimmer needs to be freed from Chicago!They are just unfair and wont
play him because its a bad organization and bad coaching.Free