Behind the Mic: Jimmer Fredette is out to prove a point

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  • Super Trooper SLC, UT
    June 23, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    How immature to change the headline.....


  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 23, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    Jimmer, enjoy the weather in California..........Sacramento is HOT

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    June 23, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    re Starfire: "It's because he's white, from BYU (a religious school), and didn't get a lot of TV exposure."
    Are you kidding me...he didn't get alot of exposure? Jimmer is Jimmer because of all the media exposure. More people have heard about Jimmer because of that, than because of his talent. I am not saying he isn't talented, but I am saying he has had plenty of exposure.

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    June 23, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    Take him at 3! Speach for KOC: "I believe in Jimmer." Done.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    June 23, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Jimmer is going to do just fine. I'm already waiting for the I told you so day that I'm going to give the Salt Lake sports stations. They are bending over backwards to make sure Jimmer doesn't get any more positive attention. They are saying some of the dumbest things I've heard yet.

    Jimmer will start soon enough, he'll be a steady contributor and a factor to be dealt with...just like the triple teaming he got all year. It is amazing if you hate the cougs you also hate their players no matter how good they are!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 23, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    Rikitikitavi: Great points, you can tell who has played the game and who hasn't by there comments.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    June 23, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Seems a few folks here are much more qualified and better informed than the coaches who watched Jimmer in the camps he attended. You need to watch more NHL hockey. Players have to go flat out on both ends of the ice and are out of gas after barely two minutes then come off for two shifts before they go back on the ice. Seems folks want Jimmer to score his forty points for which he has to work extremely hard against a double-team for 37 minutes PLUS hold opponents scoreless. Maybe these detractors should tell us just how THEY could make that happen being in Jimmer's shoes.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Wrubell is a great voice for BYU sports, and probably writes the most informative, coherent sports articles around.

    And he does it without trying to be "cute" like all the others. I actually read this latest draft article to completion because all the others say the same thing, ask the same questions, and guess the same answers.

    Well done, Greg.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    June 23, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    We were crying for outside shooters last year to open up the we are in danger of losing out with some of the thinking in this draft. We will only realize what we have lost if we do not draft Jimmer for the Jazz.

  • Super Trooper SLC, UT
    June 23, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    He doesn't have near as many detractors as "homer" sportscasters!!!!

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    June 23, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    In a draft devoid of any can't miss superstars, Jimmer is the most exciting and intriging player in the draft. At a pre-draft media event yesterday that included 12 of the expected highest drafted players, including Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, and Derrick Williams, Jimmer drew far more attention than any of the other players. Jimmer is a bonavide future NBA star, and one lucky NBA team is going to be very fortunate that they "took a chance" on Jimmer.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 23, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    What is shocking about it? He's far from a no-brainer #1 pick. Of course he's going to have some critisism because he doesn't have a perfect game. He's still somewhat slow and is horrible at defense.
    Do you really expect everyone to love him like you do Greg?

  • Chris Bryant SLC, UT
    June 23, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    I think Jimmer will be as good or better than any point guard in the draft not named Kyrie Irving. I have heard that Sacramento has made up their mind and will take Kawhi with number 7, unless he is off the board. After that, I would imagine Jimmer slips to the Jazz.

    I like the idea of trading the 3 for 6 and 18. I also like the idea of trading 3 and 12 to Minn. for 2 and 20. The second scenario would likely make a "Jimmer to the Jazz situation" impossible. But it would mean Derrick Williams.

    If we stay pat, I think we come away tonight with Enes Kanter and Jimmer. Im still not sold on Kanter, at all, but ill take him over anyone else at 3.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 23, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Yup, Jimmer still has detractors(so does every other person in the draft) and the sports writers are still writing about it. I can't wait for the 200 Jimmer articles we will see in the next month after the draft tonight.
    I am a Jimmer fan and like to hear about new things but this has got to be at least the 45th article including Jimmer detractors since March.

    Yeah, I know..don't read them

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    June 23, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    It's because he's white, from BYU (a religious school), and didn't get a lot of TV exposure.

    And there is definitely an east coast bias when it comes to B-Ball.

    All this garbage about his size and position are laughable. In the workouts he showed he was as good or better as any of the PG in the draft.

    If he was black, played for a traditional powerhouse, and was seen on TV more he would be the number one pick, maybe two. Racism works both ways.

    But it is what it is, and he will do just fine, just as he has always done. I hope a team that will use him and needs him chooses him. But wherever he goes, he will excel if given the opportunity.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    June 23, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    Could it be possible that Mark Cuban could trade up to get Jimmer?

  • JapanCougar Apo, AP
    June 23, 2011 6:23 a.m.

    I'm really hoping he goes to the Knicks, where I think he has the best chance for early success. I'm hoping they trade up to get him.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 23, 2011 5:27 a.m.

    I'm excited to see Jimmer prove to the doubters that he can be a pass first point guard and do it in a big way. Jimmer could be like Nash.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    June 23, 2011 12:32 a.m.

    Just as he did in college, Jimmer will prove the naysayers wrong. Many an NBA GM will rue the day he passed on Jimmer.