Blue roundup: Hartsock's little brother coming up big

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 4:24 p.m.


    And you're the expert on this because.....?


  • hohum Saint George, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    What I find interesting is all of the experts that comment here and of course know more than coaches, owners and analyzers of the NBA.

  • simply me SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    bigutefan, you must get out of casino's once in awhile and get some fresh air.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 12:18 p.m.


    I am not writing Jimmer off. In fact I'd love to see him succeed in the NBA. He is a humble hard working player. His current playing style will not work in the NBA. As I said before he will have to drastically change his style of play. The bad part is most NBA franchises do not have the patience for that.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    Am I understanding this correctly? Ute fans are writing off Jimmer as an NBA bust already? Can't say I'm surprised.

    I've watched a few Kings games this year and they might be one of the worst "team" I've ever seen play in the NBA. They don't play together. They don't work to get each other open. As soon as one of them gets the ball, they're more than likely not giving it up. They take terrible shots, passing up the opportunity to get it to a wide-open teammate. They play terrible team defense (i.e. help defense). Jimmer might've been put on a good team to start because he'll get plenty of playing time but they need a coach that can coach a team, not players.

    Also, as predicted, Jimmer has struggled on defense. The good thing is it's things he should easily be able to improve on if he works hard at it and as he becomes accustomed to the game. Things like getting back on transition defense, getting his hands up and in passing lanes, and help defense, whether while playing man-to-man or in zone.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:51 p.m.

    I am not saying Jimmer is not a great basketball player because he is. He is 6' 2'' and he is not even a score first point guard, he is a score only point guard. His playing style will not transfer to the NBA. Maybe it could work in Europe but the NBA is a completely different game than MWC college basketball. Unless he drastically changes his style of play and either turns himself into a pass first point guard, like Williams or Chris Paul (highly unlikely) or turns himself into strictly a role player that comes off the bench and hits some shots. But until then, everyone is going to catch on that he is a guard looking to get his ppg up and cannot, and I mean CANNOT play defense! I will not take Jimmer seriously until he stops pulling up for a jump shot and getting caught in the air because he can't get a shot off, then making a horrible pass. I don't see that happen to high school players as much as it happens to Jimmer. Also, he cannot dribble very well...It is exposed when much faster defenders guard him.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:03 p.m.

    Jimmer will be successful in the NBA. The Jazz will regret not picking him. Stockton was on the bench when he was a rookie and was not signifcant to the team's success that year. Same with D Wil.


    Stockton averaged 5 pts 5 assists his rookie year. Deron Williams averaged 10 points 4 assists his rookie year. For a Point Guard, assists show you have the confidence to run an offense and make a play. If Jimmer is going to be a point guard in the NBA he will have to significantly change his style of play... Getting 1 or maybe 2 assists per game does not show that he can be a PG in the NBA. Shooting in the low 30% FG does not show he can score in the NBA. Jimmer wants to score sooo badly it is almost embarrassing to watch him. He pulls up and gets hung in the air countless times per game and often causes a turn over. Isaiah Thomas for the Kings will be getting more playing time than Jimmer by the end of the year. Thomas has had 1 complete game, Jimmer has 0..

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    Jan. 12, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    P.S. My comment was toward the Ute fan in Vegas.

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    Jan. 12, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    Jimmer will be successful in the NBA. The Jazz will regret not picking him. Stockton was on the bench when he was a rookie and was not signifcant to the team's success that year. Same with D Wil.

    Check back in a couple of years.

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    Ldsfan: sure sounds like you're pulling for him. buf in Vegas: We are less than 10 games into his rookie year. Go look at Stockton's record after 10 games. You probably were telling everyone that he could never play as well. Jimmer got no training camp, is on his second coach and plays with the most selfish guys in the league. How'd you do in junior high basketball? Probably about 2 pts per game.

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 12, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    Wow, he even has hair, unlike this brother! Who is now what, 40?

    Poor Jimmer, who would have thought he wouldn't be successful in the NBA?

    (psst...most everybody!)

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Jan. 12, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    Dude already looks 21, but then again older brother looks like he's 28!! :o) Go get 'em Jakob. Looks like he'd be a great addition to the Cougs in the future.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    Jimmer is going through a slum is an understatement. He didn't shoot a high percentage in college so what would change in the pros with better athletes guarding him? He also has people that didn't like all the publicity he received that want him to look bad. Until Jimmer can shoot in the 45+ range, he won't be considered much of a threat. I am pulling for him. He is lucky to be in a city where nobody pays much attention. If he were in a bigger market or even in Utah, the expectations would be so much higher.

  • Northwest Coug Pasco, WA
    Jan. 12, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    At the start of the video it says he is class of 2013.

    Something to look forward to.

  • sportsfanforlife salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    that is not great competition BUT he has very good skills.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    A little more info about Jakob would've been nice, like what year he is in school and where he is in the recruiting process.