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Published: Friday, July 18 2014 5:10 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I suspect if Jimmer improves his defense, he could be in a lot of demand in the NBA. If he didn't know it before he should know it now.

DuckOuttaWater
SLC , UT

I loved watching highlights of Fredette in college but lets face it, the guy can't play defense. It's not that he doesn't play defense, he isn't capable or athletic enough to play it at the NBA level. Seems like a great kid though, wish him the best.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Best of luck to Jimmer! He should do well with this organization! He will be well received by BYU fans in Louisiana.

Go Cougars!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Please let it go!

Three years and now three teams signing for the league minimum.

Time to move on.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

I had great hopes that Jimmer would find a a place but Sacramento ruined that. Jimmer would have been much better to have been drafted with less expectations and to have worked his way in. Good luck in New Orleans asthe article states it is up to him now!

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

So if he flops this time, what will the excuse be?

AKFan
JUNEAU, AK

I have to believe that with all the other players in the NBA who can't or don't play defense particularly well, there can still be a role for a shooter who is working on that aspect of the game, but who can deliver a scoring threat from distance at crucial points in a game. I have always admired Fredette and wish him the very best. I hope things work out in New Orleans.

ChrisR
centerville, UT

Jimmer is overrated.

CougarColby
Fort Benning, GA

FatMan,

Nobody made any excuses for him. Harmon didn't and not a single commentor. Keep your false rhetorical points to yourself and the ewt crowd.

There is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for Jimmer. He has been given some opportunities to play and for reasons unbeknownst to the public, his coaches haven't played him the minutes we all wanted him to play. He defense is very suspect and frustrating that that hasn't been a huge focus of his offseason time.

There is obviously value in having Jimmer. Sacramento absolutely praised Jimmer as a person when the spoke with Chicago, and apparently Thibs has recommended Jimmer to NO. But, that value needs to increase if he is going to remain relevant in the league.

If not, Europe is calling and hopefully Jimmer ended up with a decent degree from BYU. Good luck!

Goldminer
Salem, ut

I still wish the Jazz had taken Jimmer!.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Finally someone with a BYU bias acknowledges it is up to Fredette to prove he can make it in the NBA. To many BYU fans claim he just hasn't been given the chance. Well, let's see how he does in this situation. If he doesn't make it in New Orleans, he can't say he wasn't given a chance.

UCONN
Storrs, CT

FatMan86, it will be Sacramento's fault. Again.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Sounds like a great opportunity for him. I hope he is able to make the best if it.

BYU and Jazz Fan
Provo, UT

I agree that Jimmer can't play defense. However, neither does Harden, Carmelo, an another host of "stars." He can however, in my opinion, shoot better than both of them. He is undersized so his lack of defense shows up more. He needs more minutes and a better defensive cast around him to be successful. He should get a good shot with the Pelicans, I hope he does.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

New Orleans is now a contender. Going to be tough to get a win in west this season. I predict a lot of people are going to be wishing they had signed Jimmer when they could have got him cheap.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

Defense, defense...blah. That's all the U fan complains about. I bet Luke Ridenour, or any of the guys mentioned in the article are defensive stalwarts yet people keep hammering Jimmer. Just give him 30 min a game consistently and lets see what happens. He's never had a good chance to play anywhere he's been.

If he gets a chance, he'll prove everyone above wrong

jpc53
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Jimmer's biggest problem isn't his defense, or lack of, but his size. Most spot up shooters in the league are 6'5" to 6'9". At 6'0" Jimmer just isn't tall enough or quick enough to make it in the league on a long term basis. He was a great college player. You should be happy that you got to watch him.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

@ Who am I sir:

"Time to move on"

Excellent advice. To all the Ute fans who continue to obsess about all things BYU--
"Time to move on."

SCCougar
LEXINGTON, SC

Jimmer is underrated.

jls
Sandy, UT

Dick:

Please. Jimmer is no longer at BYU. He has moved on. Why don't you?

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