Dick Harmon: The Kings and I: Jimmer Fredette's trying to make it in the NBA on a young, hungry team

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  • gchris rock springs, wy
    Feb. 4, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    Jimmer is already having a better first year than Steve Nash, Koby Bryant and many other NBA stars. The jealous Jimmer-haters that comment on these articles really don't understand or appreciate his determination to play in the NBA. He is on a miserable team of selfish losers (alpha males, as Coach Keith Smart calls them) and he will struggle. But he has a two year contract, Otis, paying him over $2M a year plus and is living his dream. Results take time to measure.

  • sandrus cedar Hills/ utah, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    I hope Otis was able to watch the game last night, the one where Jimmer scored 14 points. By the way, Jimmer shoots a better 3 point percentage than anyone on the Jazz this year. Even with his adjustment to the NBA and his early struggles he is still a valuable shooter!

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Jan. 28, 2012 11:16 p.m.

    Always good to see Dick Harmon reading fantasy books! Jimmer won't make it in the NBA unless he finds a team that plays like a team (see Nuggets).

  • Balan South Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2012 6:07 p.m.

    xert - Sound a little bitter. Something bothering you???

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Jan. 28, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    "Jimmer will have a fine career and blah blah blah..." My how the lofty expectations have melted into mutterings of understanding reality. Now, instead of saying he would have led the Jazz to the promised land, some are adamantly insisting he would have been a more than acceptable back up point guard for Devin Harris (err---we have one of those). Learn something from this people. If Jimmermania can't get you out of the Sweet Sixteen, it's time to adopt a wait and see attitude. There were no Keith Van Hornamaniacs or Andre Millerific Minions. No one screamed about Bo-gutwrenching wins. The young fellow was a shooter on a decent basketball team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen. These things happen.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Jan. 28, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    Jimmer will have a nice career in the NBA. Will he ever be a star? No. But he'll make plenty of money and stick around for a reasonable number of years. A guy that can shoot and create his own show will always have a place on a team. Plus, he won't cause any problems in the locker room and where ever he is, he'll have solid fan base. Unfortunately, he's undersized and so he's a defensive liability.

  • bigv56 Cottonwood, CA
    Jan. 28, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    I live in Nor cal and watch the Kings regularly. Jimmer is a bit timid, but that team full of stupid, selfish players.
    Everybody for themselves, Fredette is one of the few that will pass, otherwise its just playground ball. The kings stink and until they are a team, they will. When they were good a few years ago, it was all about team.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Jan. 28, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Realistic Googles.

    "Jimmer has a future in this league. Of the 30 NBA teams, he landed on the team that is the worst personal fit. He is forced to play shooting guard when he should be playing point guard.

    IMO, if he were on the Jazz he would be backing up Devin Harris and doing a great job"

    First he was going to be the MVP and now he isn't a good fit. I can't wait for jimmer to bring his 2 points and 0 assists to the game today.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 11:53 a.m.


    I don't think its the laughter that is preventing you from formulating a good response.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    To Howard S. 10:08 -...and you're the arbiter of objectivity on articles related to BYU athletes?


    Give me a minute...

    Hold on...

    Never mind - I can't stop laughing long enough to formulate a good response.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 10:08 a.m.


    I had to double check to see if this article was written by a reporter or Fredette's mother.

    A little objectivity would add to Dick's credibility.

    How's this for an example...

    Fredette "...mildly clapped for a pass..."

    How does Dick know if it was a mild clap for a pass? Was he there? This is the kind of unsupported justification that a mother would offer in support of her son's character.

    And besides that, this is the NBA! If your name isn't Kobe or Lebron you don't "mildly" clap for a pass.

    Jan. 28, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    @Howard S - wow, so spot on. Imagine if every reporter was like Dick Harmon, and wrote stories of interest to the readers, about issues with local connection, that corresponded to events of the day. What was he thinking! The DN really needs reporters who are less interested in topical subjects and the interests of Utahns.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    Dick seems a little overly infatuated with Fredette.

  • mattmo Gallatin, MO
    Jan. 28, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Otis, Otis, Otis, don't be a hater see even deep down you like him you just haven't come to grips with it yet. Your even using his name to dis him. No, but really he is a good player and he will get better you'll see. Hard workers do, what goes around comes around. Good guys do win always. :)

  • Realistic Goggles Alpine, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 7:17 a.m.

    Jimmer has a future in this league. Of the 30 NBA teams, he landed on the team that is the worst personal fit. He is forced to play shooting guard when he should be playing point guard.

    IMO, if he were on the Jazz he would be backing up Devin Harris and doing a great job.

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    Jan. 28, 2012 1:01 a.m.

    Jimmer is doing just fine. When things settle, I predict he will have a solid 10+ year career and also regularly average 15-17 ppg.

    Another Jeff Hornacek or Mark Price.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 27, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    I really hope Jimmer enjoys playing in his first and only season in the NBA. He's about to get "Jimmered".