Utah Jazz in a jam when it comes to drafting Jimmer Fredette

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  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 23, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    Jimmer is going to Jimmer himself out of a contract in 3 years.

  • whatnext Clearfield, Utah
    June 22, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    All I have to say is, Go Jazz. Whoever they choose in this draft will because they fill those individuals will best help this franchise win basketball games and is a good fit for their organization. I think that type of thinking has a better chance of putting a winning team on the floor then just choosing an individual who is very popular that may or may not have a successful career in the NBA. If Jimmer is the best fit then by all means "pick" him. But if not pick those individuals that will help this team win a "Championship".

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    June 22, 2011 9:28 a.m.


    Your cougar glasses are showing. You don't know what a draft class is going to be like until 3 years or so down the road. If Jimmer is a potential hall of famer, then why isn't cleveland looking at him? Answer me that one?

  • ESPN Ken Loomis, CA
    June 21, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    It won't even be an issue. Jimmer is going #7 to the Sacramento Kings.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    June 21, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    How many years has O'Connor picked players for the Jazz? --- Too many.

    How many quality players has he been responsible for drafting that have made a significant difference? --- One, maybe.

    The proof is in the pudding, so they say; and the lack of proof it is quantifiable in the stats.

    O'Connor's best pick was DWil and after five years he's gone because he supposedly offended Saint Jerry who NEVER really came close to a championship; i.e., two final series in more than 20 years as head coach.

    Either O'Connor brought in the wrong players, or Jerry couldn't make of them a championship team.

    It has to be one or the other or both. I say both.

    But what is the Jazz front office doing now?

    They're conducting business as usual, including the same failing process to pick draft choices, and coaching the same losing way that Jerry did.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    College coaches know about and have scouted kids when they are 14. I hope the Jazz know and have scouted Kanter. If they haven't that is inexcusable. If Kanter ends up being great and they take Knight because they know his game, that would be horrible.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    June 21, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    @ ldsfan,

    So, you've never noticed Jimmer getting by "quicker" players, both in college and that summer when he played against NBA players? He can score against anyone.

    His cross-over is WAY better than D-Will's, which was effective for Deron---in the NBA, even.

    Your Ute glasses are showing.

    You'll be Jimmered, for sure.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    June 21, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    Listening to two national media stations early this morning are saying that Jimmer will simply be a shooter and once everyone figures him out, he'll simply be role player and is not worth a top 15 pick. In a seven game series, he will ride the bench because a quicker 6-7 guard will stay in his grill and there is nothing he can do unless he shoots from 35 feet out.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    June 21, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    @ President Joker,

    And who do you think will be a Hall of Fame player in this year's draft? I don't see one, outside of maybe Jimmer (college POY gives him that edge).

    You're comparing apples to oranges.

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    June 21, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    When in doubt, do what the Pacers did back in 1987. Pass on the local guy. They got a Hall of Fame player for doing so.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    June 21, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    It's too bad that Jimmer had to play for a team that you either love or hate. Jazz are danged if they do or danged if they don't. BYU people will hate the Jazz forever if Jimmer isn't drafted. Yes he would open up a new world of outdoor shooting for the Jazz. But what is more important to the Jazz a big guy or another shooter. Who wins all the championships? Guard happy teams or teams with bigs. You don't win in the NBA without bigs and the Jazz don't have a big. Several power forwards but no bigs. Either trade for a big and get rid of AK and a couple others or draft the bigs. Get Jimmer if he is available at 12 and get a couple of bigs whatever way you can. Win win.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 21, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    If the jazz dont trade up to draft Jimmer number #1 I will be so mad.

  • pate123 willard, ut
    June 21, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    I think Kevin will package the #3 pick with Millsap and/or an expiring contract for a trade for a veteran big. I think they will use the #12 on Jimmer or a point guard. I wouldn't use both picks (rookies) to young

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    June 21, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    Looking at Kevin's history with the Jazz, what makes anybody believe there's a chance he'll get it right this time?

    The last ten years, not even the #1 pick in the entire league has produced a champion.

    Fire KO'C and hang the dartboard on Greg's office wall.

    It couldn't possibly produce worse results than Kevin's choices over the years.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 21, 2011 4:50 a.m.


    This is why Brandon Knight didnt want anything to do with jimmer...going up against Jimmer might drop his stock...he is too smart to blow his chance to be a top 3-5 pick....

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    June 21, 2011 12:44 a.m.

    Yet again, dear Jazz, take Jimmer at 3. If you take him at 3 and his defense turns out to be a significant liability, you will be forgiven for taking a chance on this home town phenom, the most popular player in the history of the state of Utah. If you don't take him at 3, he will not be around at 12, and will turn into another franchise's hero, and the Jazz brass will be second guessed for the duration of Jimmer's lengthy career. The Jazz is not in a quandry. You make the inteligent move, the opportunity of a generation, or you don't make the move.
    The players they are thinking of taking at 3 are far less proven than Jimmmer. They simply vertically superior, that is it. That is what I call risky.
    Jazz, you will forever have the chance to draft height. There is simply nothing special at all about those guys. You have one chance to draft the Jimmer. Take him at 3,or take heed from the warning of Lavell Edwards, "You've been Jimmmered!!!!"

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    RE: Shaybo - Knight at #3 is no brains.
    Catchy little saying you have, but... it is WAY off the mark:

    Kentucky's Brandon Knight is not your average student-athlete. His GPA coming out of High School, was an impressive 4.3. The last time he scored a B was in elementary school. When he came to the University of Kentucky, he already had 22 hours of college credit under his belt and his GPA from the first semester was an impressive 4.0.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    June 20, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    I smell a trade...can package AK with Miles and #12 pick for something?

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    June 20, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    Williams, Kanter or Valucianes at #3 is a no brainer. Knight at #3 is no brains.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    June 20, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    I doubt Jimmer will be around at 12. He's too good.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    June 20, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Why oh why is everyone concerned?

    KOC will make his pick, it will be wrong and a bust again, we will wait for another draft and the cycle will start all over again. If KOC were on the draft table himself, he would not even be picked in the second round.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    June 20, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    Take Jimmer at 12...but I do not know if he will be there.
    If Jazz pass Jimmer at 12....He will be living in Phoenix for about 12 years.
    Always take the best player available...these guys are assets. Harris and Milsap are also movable assets. Okur and Fess are imovable assets...CJ is a Liability.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    June 20, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    If he is there at 12 take him. If not prepared for him to light you up everytime you play him. And then all the (we won't call them haters) doubters will want you head and job KOC.

    Oh for the love please. I don't want to be a knick fan.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 20, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    Jazz need to avoid the circus. Jimmer is not worthy of the 3 pick and will hopefully be gone by the 12th pick. If he is still around at the 12th pick KOC will have to show his cards and pass on the over-hyped Jimmer.

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    June 20, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    If Jimmer is available at #12 and the Jazz fail to take him, my trust in the Jazz to correctly evaluate talent will be completely shattered.

    Even if the Jazz take Brandon Knight at #3, they would be wise to take Jimmer at #12.

    The Jazz desperately need outside shooting and Jimmer is without question the most deadly outside shooter in this draft, with unlimited range that will force teams to guard him as soon as he crosses half court.

  • JustAnotherName Alpine, UT
    June 20, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Jimmer please.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    June 20, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    Whatever team drafts Fredette will make me an instant fan.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    June 20, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    If Jimmer is there at 12 we have to take him, if we pick a big guy, or who cares lets take a chance Knight and Jimmer in the back court could be scary good.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 20, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    Jimmered if you do---Jimmered if you don't. What the Jazzed are you supposed to do?

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 20, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    How is this a Jam. Practically no one thinks he should be taken with the 3rd pick. If the Jazz take a guard with #3, then they should not take Jimmer with #12. If the Jazz go big with #3, take Jimmer if he is available

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    June 20, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Jimmer for President!