Brad Rock: Jimmer Fredette's return shows he's still an NBA work in progress

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 31, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    I never said you have to cheer for Fredette, but booing him, and him only, every time he gets the ball?
    Do you boo Bogut when he comes and plays against the Jazz, because he plays on the opposing team?
    I follow with interest and support for former Utah players, USU players, and UVU players, even though I support BYU. It would never occur to me to boo them every time they touch the ball, merely because they went to a rival school in college. Such hate, in my mind, is just irrational. But that's just me.. . . .

  • Bacapo Delta, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    Jimmer you got MILLSLAPED!!!! to all you byu fans, its good to cheer for your boy, and hope for his success, I'm a Utah fan and I do the same thing for Bogut, but when he plays the Jazz I dont. you shouldnt cheer for him to beat the jazz either. STOP IT! and stop being so annoying good gosh. guess what? Andrew Bogut took his team just as far as jimmer did in the NCAA Tourney, won the same award as jimmer, and was a higher draft pick than jimmer, and is doing quite well in the NBA, (he also plays defense!) and he is about 50xs less annoying to hear about. oh and he is a good guy too. there are lots of good guys out there in the nba, but we dont have to cheer for them all over the jazz. its over. he graduated. its over. if you are a kings fan now over then jazz then you are a flaky fan, and you don't even deserve to call yourself a Jazz fan. I don't want to hear you back on the bandwagon when the Jazz are the best in the west.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 30, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Booing Jimmer just because he went to BYU? Really? It i the NBA now. this is a local kid, and a good kid, who gave the whole state of Utah more attention than it has had for years comes back home to get booed. Now that is what is called classless. What kind of people do that?

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 30, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    Its a good thing if Coach Smart is in his ear all the time. That means he sees something in Jimmer that he wants to improve on and he believes that Jimmer could be a good NBA player. Most rookies are sitting on the bench, Jimmer at least is getting playing time. It is up to Jimmer to improve his game over the next few years if he wants to stay in the league! Right now he is off to a good start.

  • Utah Jazz fan Chris Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    No all star games for Jimmer, too many good guards in the west to compete with. If he does, good for him

  • Utah Jazz fan Chris Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    jimmer- the next jj reddick

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Jan. 30, 2012 7:43 a.m.

    Jimmer is definitely worthy of being selected in the first round of the draft. I had heard that the Jazz would have taken him with the 12th pick if he was still available. I'm sure he will be a good player in the NBA. Hard to say at this time if he will be great, but good for sure.

    I will just be curious to see how he will compare to Burks over the next few years. Both players are not shy about taking shots. Jimmer is a better outside shooter while Burks is a more athletic scorer. Since Burks is the player the Jazz picked, I hope he does become a great player for us, but I wish Jimmer well too.

  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 7:08 a.m.

    Fredette has hit 15 of his last 25 from 3. His average keeps going up and is currently at 38%. The haters will be haters. For the fans who think Jimmer would not have given the Jazz anything. Really? What is the 3pt% for the Jazz guards? By the way, he was fouled on that last shot.

  • localblue Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:06 p.m.

    Give him some time and a decent team situation and he'll be ok. You can't judge a player on his potential based on his rookie year. That said, his defense still continues to be a liability. People seem to score at will on him.

    And finally, why is this article missing words throughout the text. Is anybody checking anything that is published in the Desnews these days?

  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    Utah Jazz fan Chris.

    Why don't you read the other comments so you can put mine into context. I never stated a high FG% would translate to being good in the NBA (and 46% isn't really high anyway). I was just showing that it wasn't as bad as 2BCSWINS was making it out to be. So basically, your post is meaningless.

  • Utah Jazz fan Chris Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 4:40 p.m.


    Adam Morrison averaged over 50% FG when he was in college, DID HE DO GOOD??? i don't think so.

  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    2BCSWINS: His shooting percentage over his last three college seasons averages over 46% and 40% from three. So, what is your point. Yeah, he had some bad games, but so do all players. He did what he did with schools throwing their whole team at him to defend him. It was absolutely amazing, so quit being jealous. Yeah, his % is low in the NBA if you look at it as a whole. He is a rookie, what did you expect. But look at the last few games, now that he has a few games under his belt. Oh yeah, a different story there.

    Not a second round pick in your opinion??? Well, that doesn't make you look credible or smart.

    As for giving the Jazz absolutely nothing??? Come on. That is just more jealous talk. Just the 3 point shooting alone would be nice to have. He would stretch the defense and open things up for our big men. Come on, think before you type.

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    @USA lover "Then again, if Ute fans are going to treat him like that, why would Jimmer ever want to play here?"

    Why would we want him to play here? He would give us absolutley nothing. The only thing he can supposedly do is shoot, and he can't even do that. Look at his shooting %, and not just in the NBA. Look at the box score's of his college games yes he would hit fire every 10 games. However most games he was something like 7 of 29. As a season ticket holder I would no longer be, if the Jazz took somebody like this in the top 10. The kings absolutley wasted a top 10 pick. Shows exactly why they are where they are right now. No other team would even think about taking him top 10. He's not even a second round player IMO.

  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    I see enough in Kanter to be good with O'Connor not taking him with the 3rd pick. Taking a solid big man there was more important. He simply wasn't there with the next pick. So, no mistake by O'Connor. I wish the Jazz had Jimmer, but not with the 3rd pick.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    The guy just finished his first month of his pro basketball career. The title of this article is simply ridiculous.

    Jimmer is way beyond what most rookies accomplish. He looked great last night and Kevin O'Connor made a mistake in not picking him.

    Then again, if Ute fans are going to treat him like that, why would Jimmer ever want to play here?

  • Alekhin Herriman, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    I sat four rows behind the Kings bench last night and all I can say is I hope the Kings get a new coach before Keith Smart ruins Jimmer. It is fairly obvious that he doesn't really like Jimmer. All game long he was in Jimmer's ear telling him how bad he was doing, just riding his butt. After any type of mistake Jimmer would make, they would have words with each other. I normally wouldn't care, the coach does need to teach, but he didn't do it to any other player. With all the ball hogs on that team and as little team play that goes on with the Kings, I am sure he could have found some "coaching opportunities" for some of the other players. It's hard to explain, but if you could see the interaction, you would see it wasn't just coaching, but a dislike. You can read between the lines of his comments and see the same thing.

  • md Cache, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Show some class Jazz fans. Booing Fredette is lame. Booing Williams is lame. Booing Fisher is lame. Hence, the vocal minority in the ESA is lame.