Arrival of Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento creates a buzz

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  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    June 27, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    No one is remotely qualified to offer meaningful predictions re: Jimmer and his prospects in the NBA unless you have at least studied his performance(s). To casually watch his footage on SC or on YOUTUBE is hardly adequate to make anyone an authority. I have carefully watched him over and over. Dude is flat out amazing! Even against a double he is so smart, possesses incredible natural ability, and works so hard to get off shots while being supposedly covered. The teams he worked out for in closed sessions are possibly the only folks who REALLY have any ability to accurately evaluate Jimmer. SLOW???? No D????? Don't make me laugh.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    June 26, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    @ mgr63,

    Your post is what's comical.

    Did you just scan news articles critical of Jimmer to come up with all those cliches?

    Okay, Jimmer haters. When YOUR team has a guy who's YouTube channel is hosted by Sports Illustrated and gets millions of views in a matter of weeks, then I'll listen to you.

    Otherwise, tough stuff! Kick and scream in your version of 4377. We believers won't care.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    June 26, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    The madness of most of the people that post here is comical. It's tragic actually. Fredette was so much fun to watch, but in the NBA he'll get burned. Honestly, he is too slow and cannot play one iota of D. Also, his shooting percentage has been more than suspect in "national" competition games. The reason why TV ratings are high when BYU plays is because the majority of the US population hopes that they lose and watch to see if that comes to fruition. BYU is "popular," actually the reciprocal. My hope is that Jimmer puts on that Kings jersey asap. Maybe the nation will forget where he attended school, like they did Danny Ainge after he dawned Celtic green. Good luck Jimmer.....leave all the crazies that have nothing fun in their lives whatsoever back in Utah.

  • hoghead sandy, UT
    June 26, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    No, Espn actually said that the University of Utah had the worst draft. They drafted all these new players, and none of them stayed. The over/under in Vegas is that Krysto is run before Jimmer finishes out his FIRST NBA contract.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    June 26, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Oh Hedgie

    You have been predicting Jimmers demise for a couple years now.

    You were not humbled when Jimmer beat Florida in the NCAA tournament.

    You were not humbled when he led BYU to the Sweet 16, without Davies.

    You were not humbled when the BYU games had the highest ratings of all games in the NCAA tournament.

    You were not humbled when he scored 49 at Arizona, an all time record at McHale and BYU.

    You were not humbled when he lit up New Mexico for 52 points.

    You were not humbled when he punked the Utes for 47 points.

    You were not humbled when he was MWC player of the year.

    You were not humbled when he graced S.I. with two covers.

    You were not humbled when he won, not one, but all Six Major National Player of the Year Awards...

    -Wooden Award
    -Naismith Memorial Trophy
    -Oscar Robertson Trophy
    -AP Trophy
    -Adolph Rupp Trophy
    -NABC Trophy

    You were not humbled when he had his own segment on ESPN for 3 months, leading the Nation inScoring.

    And you still don't get it, and once again The Jimmer will expose your ignorance for the World to see, yet again.

  • Theeng2 Holladay, UT
    June 26, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    Jimmer will be a good player in the NBA, but I doubt the Kings will win a title in the next couple of years. They need a lot more pieces.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    I think the biggest loser is michigan and the trolls that post from there

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    June 25, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    "They article running today views SAC town as the biggest loser in yesterdays draft."

    How's that "English as a Second Language" class going?

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    June 25, 2011 10:32 p.m.


    "They article running today views SAC town as the biggest loser in yesterdays draft."

    Maybe, just once in awhile, you could accurately report on a BYU-related article. None of the Sacramento critics is connected with ESPN. They're all TrueHoop Network writers: Hayes Davenport, Celtics Hub; Dan Feldman, PistonPowered; and Mark Haubner, The Painted Area.

    But, I can see why you admire them so much. They're just as clueless about Jimmer's NBA career, as a certain prickly critter from the upper midwest has proven to be about Jimmer's college career.

  • Jimbo49 SAGINAW, Michigan
    June 25, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    Jimmer will be a good fit on the Kings. Tyreke is a great #2 and DeMarcus is a scoring big. They should improve this year. They just need a couple more quality players.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    I think the biggest loser is michigan and the trolls that post from there

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    June 25, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    Well, for people like myself who don't give a rat's rear about pro basketball, it does provide a bit of a look inside the NBA when they hire a cool dude like Jimmer Fredette. How cool is that name? And to be born with it! That's almost as cool as Broncho Mendenhall being a coach. Some names just scream for that job.

  • Ernesto de Bajo Albuquerque, NM
    June 25, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    You have to be impressed that in the midst of the endless discussion of Jimmer's "limitations" he remained non-defensive.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    June 25, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    Jimmer in college: POY
    Jimmer in NBA: ROY
    Bank it!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Hey deseret news, please tell us what Jimmer had for dinner. Also, does he put high octane gas in his car? What color socks are his favorite? Does he like crab cakes?

  • Willard Mesquite, NV
    June 25, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    It seems like their are a lot of opinions out there, so I'll make a prediction.
    Jimmer will be fine. People are making too much of his height. Most of his college career he was having to shed two or three guys under the basket and still put it in. I don't know if San Diego State, Utah, New Mexico or Arizona are believers, but they should be. I would not bet against him. Besides skill, he has heart. You don't teach that. There are many who have talent that don't succeed. I am betting on Jimmer. I have watched too much of him to bet against him.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 25, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    hmmm, Just don't read Espn ( a partner..right?) today. They article running today views SAC town as the biggest loser in yesterdays draft.

  • westcoastlife saltlake city, utah
    June 25, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    Congratulations for Jimmer,have fun best of luck out there!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 25, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Congratulations to Jimmer, Sac. will be a good team for him to get started with, with Sac. trading Udric , that leaves the starting point guard open for Jimmer to step in and start. I'm not sure that will happen right at the start but it could, it looks like the table is set so that could happen. It would be great if it did. Go get'm Jimmer, prove you can be a pass first point.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    June 25, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    Jimmer will do well. He does not have the pressure of the past on him and can be a part of a team where he can play fewer minutes and does not have to score so much. It is disgraceful that some folks would wish this fine young man ill. I always want good people to do well...we don't have enough of them. Jimmer is excitment.

  • Missus Midvale, UT
    June 25, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    "Arrival of Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento creates a buzz" but the article is about Honeycutt & Thomas. How many readers have come to this article wanting to read more about Jimmer? I'm sure Honeycutt & Thomas are great players but if I had wanted to read about them, I would have found another article.

  • oh ye confederacy of dunces Flushing, NY
    June 25, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    This is the perfect team for Jimmer to shine. He will find himself at the starting point guard spot, and will shine. Yet again he will prove the doubters wrong.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Look at the bright side maybe he can wear # 32 ..

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    June 25, 2011 10:08 a.m.

    Consenous national college player of the year, led the nation in scoring, consensus all American, broke scoring records of the MWC and BYU, has more awards than I have room to list here and STILL some of you can't believe Jimmer can play basketball? Most of you couldn't play on a Jr. High and you feel qualified to judge Jimmer? Why is it that some people who are failures are irritated by those who succeed?

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    Yeah clearly his track record in the last couple NCAA tournaments says he can't play in the NBA... Even against Florida he was getting his shots off just fine he just had a bad night. Jimmer will do fine in the NBA. Keep doubting him if you want.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Go Jimmer congrats SACRAMENTO

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    June 25, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Jammer will get jammed up againt bigger competition, just lik he was in the NCAA tourney, he is no Danny ainge.

  • idahojohn Nampa, ID
    June 25, 2011 7:07 a.m.

    Sacramento Bees, not Milwaukee Bucks.