Reaction mostly positive to Sacramento Kings grabbing Jimmer Fredette

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  • OU812 Layton, UT
    June 26, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    What's better, eating the slop or serving the slop. I'll serve any day of the week.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    June 26, 2011 7:45 a.m.


    Ainge was picked 31st, only because he vowed to everyone, that he would not play B-ball but was pursuing MLB, his first choice.

    Auerbach contacted him and persuaded him to play, only after they had gambled with their 2nd pick by choosing him.

    And where is he now? A Celtic.

    Ainge said at the time, the Celtics are the only team he would have given up Baseball for.

    Otherwise, Ainge as NPOY, was a sure top 5 pick, ahead of Chambers and Vranes.

    Just a little perspective.

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    June 25, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    no ou812 it isn't the best I have, but it is the best the censors will allow.
    please hurry up with my to go meal, I'm going to watch all the Jim Boyling-Over highlights from last year. Maybe you could try and tell him that giving one guy, who isn't very good, 48 points is a bad tactical move.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    It will be fun to watch Jimmer prove the Jimmer/BYU haters wrong, their hate and misery over Jimmer / BYU's success is amazing. They will find anything and everything to discredit / slam or belittle a BYU players/accomplishments or a fan. It really just makes them look rediculous. They must have an inferiority complex and want to make themselves feel better by slamming or belittling anything BYU/LDS etc.
    I root for the Utses most of the time, unless they play the cougs but the ute fans or just BYU haters are so obnoxious that it is becoming hard not root against them. If it were Bogut or Miller or Jonhson or VanHorn I was excited for them and hoping for their success. It's sad how the haters keep hating with all their criticism and faultfinding of BYU players or BYU success. Clean it up and root for each others success, it will make you happier.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:52 p.m.


    "So the consensus national player of the year isn't taken first..."

    Weak sauce from a jealous Utah fan.

    It's funny how the haters have been forced to raise the bar, again, and again, and again.

    --Henderson is better than Jimmer.
    --Jimmer will never get the Cougars past the first round.
    --Jimmer will never get the Cougars to the Sweet Sixteen.
    --Jimmer will never accomplish anything on a national scale.
    --Jimmer will never even play in Europe.
    --Jimmer will never be drafted.
    --Jimmer will never be drafted in the first round.
    --Jimmer will never be a lottery pick.
    --Jimmer will never be drafted in the Top 10.
    --Jimmer will never be anything more than a backup...

    The haters keep raising the bar and Jimmer keeps proving them wrong.

    Michael Jordan was only picked #3. Larry Bird #6. Kemba Walker #9. Jimmer Fredette #10. Reggie Miller #11. Karl Malone #13. John Stockton #16. Danny Ainge #31.

    btw, as the 10th pick in the draft, the concensus POY is GUARANTEED $3.5 million for his first two years in the NBA.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    yes, Moderate, and Hornie and Miller were also defensive stoppers.

    What Jimmer does have in common with Miller is a very quick release. That is more important than height.

  • OU812 Layton, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    Thats the best you got good dr, "argumentum ad hominem." But since you go there. Whom is in better shoes, the one who is entertained or the one doing the entertaining?

  • OU812 Layton, UT
    June 24, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Actually, throw out the "one and done" athletes of the last few years and greater then 50% of the POY go number 1, and more like 75-80% will go into the top three. just fyi.

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    June 24, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    remind me where you were selected.

  • yourmomgoestocollege Las Vegas, NV
    June 24, 2011 9:36 p.m.


    Name all the consensus national players who have been taken first. Won't be many.

  • OU812 Layton, UT
    June 24, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    So the consensus national player of the year isn't taken first in a weak draft and all these fans are bragging about top ten. LOL.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    June 24, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Nice to see these outlets recognizing Jimmer for being a good player. If any team needed a guy like Fredette, it's Sacramento. Would have be fun seeing him in a Jazz Uni---or even as a Knick, but it appears that there will be plenty of media opportunities even in small market Sac-town. All that's needed is for him to prove us right. Should be an exciting season.


    You have to be careful about what you say about BYU fans on these boards. Many will be extremely sensitive and will reply to your one comment ad nauseum about how you used "there" instead of "their", how you need a chill pill, how it's really those nasty Utes that are at fault, etc. Plus, I'm not aware of anything in the honor code that says they can't talk smack or belittle fans from Utah State. Even the Jumbotron calls the Aggies 'little brother'.

    Welcome aboard, bud.

  • kitsutsuki South Jordan, Utah
    June 24, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    roquetman, you really need to take a chill pill.

    I see nothing that would indicate that JustAnotherName is not "living his religion".

    Things will ok, really. I promise.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Jeff Hornacek is 6'4"; Reggie Miller is 6'7". Jimmer has the skills to learn to be a true point and learn some defense, but you can't learn height. That will be his greatest challenge in the NBA.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 24, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    if you know anything about basketball you know that Jimmer has flat out basketball skill - skill that you can't teach. Natural shooting ability that doesn't come along every year. Any kid out of college can dunk or drive to the hole but how many can consistently hit open jumpers or create their shot? Not many. Jeff Hornesek or Reggie Miller come to mind when I think of pure shooters with quick releases and touch from any range - neither Jeff or Reggie were great defenders but their ability to hit shots made up for it. You get these eastern kids who can dunk and explode to the hole but can't hit open shots to save their lives. I think Jimmer is going to do well in the NBA.

  • johnjacobs99 Rocklin, CA
    June 24, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    A couple of radio stations in Sacramento were going on an on how excited they were for Jimmer to play for the Kings. They thought the Kings were brilliant for their selection of the best College scorer. They invited the fans to meet Jimmer at the airport today at 4pm at Terminal A to welcome him to Sacramento, and wear purple. The announcers loved the fact that Jimmer was so likeable. He will do great here and will really get the fan base excited.

  • BU52 Provo, ut
    June 24, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    It official, I now know more about the Jimmer than about my wife.

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    June 24, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    @roquetman: What religion is "there religion?" Never heard of that one.

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    I think it is terrific Jimmer is not on the Jazz for three reasons.
    1) No win situation for Jimmer and management.
    2) The continuation of Jimmer mania, no thanks.
    3) In Utah, Jimmer cannot go anywhere without being malled by BYU fans, kids and their overzelous parents. outside of Utah he can have some sence of normalcy.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    All those who blog and talk how much they are glad Jimmer is not with the jazz, be prepared if you are a Jazz fan to still get worked by the kid that worked the utes for the last four years, your nightmare continues. (I LOVE IT!)

    Go Jimmer. He still makes Utes fans "cringe"

    Jimmer pick your number so I can buy my first jersey ever. And I WILL wear it to every Kings, Jazz game.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    June 24, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    The NBA is not like the NCAA. The field is much more talented, more driven and money oriented. It's going to be a huge wake-up call for Jimmer.

    I do wish him the very best.

  • Barack Obama Phoenix, AZ
    June 24, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    If anything it was better for Jimmer to get out of Utah. Dude is only going to be exciting and fill arenas if the Kings win games. Unfortunately, the Kings have a long history of doing the opposite. I'll be following the Kings now b/c of him. I hope he does well but being drafted by Golden State, the Kings, or the Clippers is like being sent to purgatory.

  • roquetman provo, UT
    June 24, 2011 10:22 a.m.


    It must be frustrating to live a life full of pride and stiff neckedness.

    I love BYU fans who don't live there religion, and why does the Deseret News allow it? half of my comments against BYU that don't break any rules are not approved, yet all these BYU fans who make a mockery of not only Deseret News rules, but the standards of the gospel get theirs published? I'm glad Jimmer is not in a Jazz uniform and it's because of all the obnoxious BYU fans not because of jimmer himself.

  • morganh Orem, Utah
    June 24, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    As a Jazz fan and a Cougar fan I would have loved to see Jimmer in SLC, but Utah wouldn't have been a good fit for him. Jimmer needs an uptempo offense which Sacramento has and Utah doesn't. The most alarming statistic on draft night was that Utah was 31-23 last year under Sloan and they were a horrible 8-20 with Corbin at the helm. Hopefully Corbin can pull it together or the once proud franchise will end up in the lottery many times in the future.

  • JustAnotherName Alpine, UT
    June 24, 2011 10:08 a.m.


    It must be frustrating to live a life full of envy and spite.

    Does all that Jimmer coverage upset you so much? Perhaps now we will get more coverage of the Aggie stars like ... uh ... well, you know ... those Aggie stars.

  • Julianne North Salt Lake, UT
    June 24, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    I am glad that Jimmer didn't go to the Jazz because the Jazz can't win and people were saying that they only wanted Jimmer to fill the arena. I'm not a Sacramento Kings fan but I will be following Jimmer as he continues to play basketball.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    June 24, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    Guess all of Utah County just became Kings fans. Not that I'm complaining. Jimmer Fredette was/is a great player, but it will be REALLY nice not to see him all over the news every time he scratches his armpit for a change. He's not Michael Jordan, though the Utah media lap-dog seems to think he is.

  • Kjallbee Orem, UT
    June 24, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Raised in Sacramento, moved to Utah and a Jazz fan since Ricky Green and A.D., but now going back to my roots. Go Kings!

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    June 24, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    Very excited about this pick. Will be even more excited if the Sacramento Kings come my way in 2012-13 to become the Anaheim Royals. But, it will be just like Jimmer for him to create enough excitement up there to get the arena they need, which I guess you could say will cause SoCal to get Jimmered.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    June 24, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    I'm just very excited that he's made the NBA, not to mention being selected 10th overall in the first round also, much to the chagrin of those haters who didn't give him a chance at all. Goes to show that so called Sunday School boys can be NBA material too if they work hard. Go Jimmer!!!

  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    June 24, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    Add: I sat by a Sacramento resident at the Disneyland "Soundsational Parade" 2 nights ago. Would have been interesting to hear his reaction to the Kings drafting Jimmer.

  • Allen#1 West Valley, UT
    June 24, 2011 5:44 a.m.

    Kings won - Jazz lost. The Jazz need a man who can put points on the board.

    I sat next to a Sacramento resident and Kings fan Tuesday night June 21st. The conversation would have been much more interesting tonite than 2 nights ago.

    We both feel strongly that the Kings should remain in Sacramento. The Los Angeles area already has 2 NBA tems. Why should they steal the only NBA team Sacramento has?

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    June 23, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick pointed out the business side of the Fredette pick, saying that Jimmer will "energize the fan base in ways that not only sell tickets but also lead to a long-overdue arena deal. That's the business appeal of drafting Fredette."


    Jazz didn't need Fredette. They already have an arena.