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Published: Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer a busy in Chicago?

I'm shocked.

We just need to free Jimmer

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer laid 47 on the Utes home floor....otherwise known as the days of 47 to sore loser ute fans like Chris b.

Cedarcreek320
Star Valley Ranch, WY

Oh no, the Bulls are done for the season and jammer is out of a job.

Tajemnica
West Valley, Utah

Problem with Jimmer is he is only a one tool player (to use baseball terms). Top ten shooter in the NBA but that is where his success ends. The issue is that he needs more quality playing time against quality opposition in order to improve the weak areas of his game but that becomes a catch 22 as any team he is on needs a more well rounded player in the game against those quality opponents for a better chance at winning. He is kind of in a pickle in those regards. If he can go to a team with the goal of 'tanking' (which I don't condone) they can leave him in there with no worries about losing or winning and he MIGHT, and I repeat, MIGHT improve. Unfortunately that is his best chance at salvaging his career.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Tajemnica, just because regular season/postseason games are all that the fans see doesn't mean that's the only experience against quality competition guys are getting. Guys that aren't starters get all the minutes in summer league games, they play against the top rotation guys in practice everyday, participate in shootarounds, etc. There is no vast conspiracy against poor Jimmer, if he gave a team the best chance to win by playing a lot of minutes, he'd be getting them. If there was, more people than just BYU fans would be bringing awareness to it.

Also, really improving a guy's game doesn't happen in the 48 minutes of each game, it happens over the offseason. We see it every year with emerging players, or already great players with emerging skills, like Kobe spending an offseason working post moves with Olajuwon, or LeBron developing a jumpshot early in his career or learning to score with his left hand later in his career. The onus is on Jimmer to round out his game to contribute more than shooting ability, not coaches to arbitrarily play him to see if it ever happens.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

Get it over with already - HELLO JERRY for two or three years and get the ship fixed!!

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