Rhetorical question. Just who in the NBA plays defense? No one. Clyde Frazier
would be having a field day in today's NBA as well as Jerry West and Oscar
Robertson. They knew how to play defense. None of today's centers can
hold a candle to Wilt and Bill Russell. These two and Nate Thurman would eat
all their lunch. Same with Wes Unseld.Defense. NBA. An oxymoron.
@ jls:You and other Ute fans have answered your own question about
moving on. Every time there is another Jimmer article, there is obvious
interest... even from (or especially by) Ute fans. Love him or hate
him, Jimmer continues to generate a lot of interest. Articles written about him
consistently generate lots of comments and feedback. And as long as that
continues, so will the articles. There are a lot of us who do hope they keep
coming. Jimmer's PPM (points per minutes played) is one of the
best in the NBA. As such, it would be extremely interesting to see what would
(will) happen when he consistently gets over 25 minutes per game for a
substantial part of a season. Since that hasn't yet happened, his true
potential is still yet unknown. On top of that, he is one of the
best in the entire NBA in 3-point shooting percentage. Last year it was nearly
48%, which puts him in an elite category. New Orleans already knows
it got a bargain when they signed Jimmer. Many more people will realize the same
thing within a few months.
Dick:Please. Jimmer is no longer at BYU. He has moved on. Why
Jimmer is underrated.
@ 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."
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.
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
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.
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.
Sounds like a great opportunity for him. I hope he is able to make the best if
FatMan86, it will be Sacramento's fault. Again.
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
I still wish the Jazz had taken Jimmer!.
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.
Jimmer is overrated.
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.
So if he flops this time, what will the excuse be?
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!
Please let it go!Three years and now three teams signing for the
league minimum. Time to move on.
Best of luck to Jimmer! He should do well with this organization! He will be
well received by BYU fans in Louisiana.Go Cougars!
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.
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.