Jimmer Fredette in process of 'gigantic adjustment'

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  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    March 3, 2012 7:11 a.m.

    It looks like once Jimmer gets a shot, he will be just fine. The last 2 nights he has played great in limited minutes. Last night vs the Lakers he had 12 in the 4th to turn a blow out into a game. It was down to 100-95 late. 11 the night before in 13 minutes.

    So in the last 2 games he played 34 minutes (usually the minutes of an NBA starter)

    23 points
    8-14 shooting (57%)
    5-8 3PT shooting (63%) bringing his season 3P% to just under 40%
    2-2 Free throws (season average 89.5%)
    3 rebounds
    4 assists (3 turnovers)
    1 steal

    And against 2 of the top teams in the NBA, the Lakers and Clippers his team was +3 with him on the court.

    Haters will be haters

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    March 1, 2012 6:59 a.m.

    Actually, Jimmer didn't have "several" turnovers. He had two. Isaiah Thomas had five which some might say is "several." The difference was that Thomas, unlike Jimmer, was allowed to play through his mistakes, including "several" missed shots.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Feb. 29, 2012 4:44 p.m.

    Jimmer is ill fit for the Kings. They would do well to trade him to a team which can bring him along slowly and let him knock down 3s whenever they need one.

    Yes, I am thinking about the Jazz, however, I wouldn't give up too much to get him. He's still a work in progress.

    By the way, I am so glad that Sacramento passed on Alec Burks. I love that kid! He's exactly the type of player the Jazz need to add to the team. Makes me not miss Wesley Matthews so much, though I still wish he was with the Jazz.

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    Feb. 29, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    John Stockton and Steve Nash did not do much their rookie years. No big deal Jimmer is not on fire yet.

  • weedeater Murray, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    8 minutes and 5pts, 2 assists? 32 minutes of (consistent) play would translate that stat to be 20 pts. and 8 assts.. That's pretty good. I wish all stats where reported two ways, as is, AND also normalized to account for minutes played. If a guy scores 4 points in a game but only plays 5 minutes then he was extremely productive while on the floor, but the take away stat would still be only 4 points/game. Does anyone agree this would help compare productivity per minute played for comparisons sake?

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    You could see the frustration on his face last night as he missed a three and the Jazz and Ref's took advantage. I saw anger and determination. Keep shooting, never give in. Work your way past this. Study Allen, Jordan and Bryant. Shoot and shoot and shoot. Last of all watch, study and learn.

    Good Luck.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Thomas did not play very much in December and January; he is 5'8'' so not big yet certainly quick and getting more and more confident; coaches go with what works.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 11:10 a.m.

    Fox News reported Thomas was the son of Thomas.

    Fox News always reports the truth.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 29, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    We'll see if he turns out to be any more than a 210-2011 BYU favorite.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    one old man just go sit in your rocking chair in the corner, pull a blanket over you, by the fireplace and take a nap then you won't have to hear about him.

  • Don't Feed the Trolls Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    one old man
    Ogden, UT
    Is there anyone else out there who is as tired of hearing of Jimmer as I am?


    Every time you click on a Jimmer article, you are voting for another. When you comment? Another vote.


    Kaysville, UT
    Isiah Thomas the Kings rookie point guard is NOT the son of Isiah Thomas the Hall of Fame player for the Pistons!

    True, dat! And the Kings' Isaiah spells it differently, too!

    "Isaiah Thomas was named after former Detroit Pistons All-Star point guard Isiah Thomas when his father, James, bet his friend that his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, would defeat the Pistons in the 1989 NBA Finals. Even though the younger Thomas ended up being born months before the Finals took place, James had already warmed to the name. However, the boy's mother, Tina Baldtrip, insisted on spelling it 'Isaiah', as she desired a biblical name. Because of his namesake's unpopularity among New York Knicks fans after unsuccessfully serving as head coach and team executive, the fans boo Isaiah Thomas whenever he plays in Madison Square Garden."

  • Bubba Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    Isiah Thomas the Kings rookie point guard is NOT the son of Isiah Thomas the Hall of Fame player for the Pistons!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    Is there anyone else out there who is as tired of hearing of Jimmer as I am?

    He's making a "Gigantic Adjustment." So what?

  • Timpman Heber City, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    Jimmer will be fine in time. With the emergence of Thomas, and the talent at the other guard positions in Sacarmento, Jimmer will have to earn his way back into more playing time. (I actually think that the Kings have a more talented guard line than the Jazz!)
    Look at the different philosophies between the Kings and the Jazz. While Jimmer sits on the bench Gordon Hayward, in a slump of his own, gets to play through it.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 29, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    @DEW Cougars

    Isaiah Thomas is getting more minutes because he's doing three things Jimmer isn't doing:
    1. He's making his shots (last night, Isaiah 50%, Jimmer 40%).
    2. He's taking care of the ball (last night, Isaiah 1 TO every 7.8 mins, Jimmer 1 TO every 4 minutes).
    3. He's actually playing something resembling defense.

    But if you want to think it's because of his famous dad, go right ahead. All I know is the Kings play better when Jimmer plays less.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    Watching Jimmer play last night was very discouraging. Not only is his play on the court lagging, the attitude he portrayed was very bad. Every time he had a turnover, or a bad play he would turn the coach and argue. That can't serve him well.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    So tell me why Isiah Thomas getting more minutes than any rookies? His dad is part of it which is simple.

    Quote: "He's making a gigantic adjustment," said Kings coach Keith Smart. "People have to understand that's what he's making. He went from a guy who had the ball in his hands and could shoot the ball as many times as he wanted"........ Stop right their, well he (somewhat Smart) said. Just shoot those balls Jimmer anytime you get in. Get your groove going like you did at BYU. Just SHOOT THEM. All those other stuff that Smart said are nonsense, don't listen to him and stop being A Rookie!

    Do I hear many fans saying too many NBA Players trying to be Show Biz? That's what is going on, too many goof offs. Was it true things were going bad before Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came abouard? Well, it is happening right now and a lot of selfish players and boring stuff. The last lock out really did something bad to a lot of fans but those fans still go to those games which is sad.

    You might tell me that I am being like T.J. which is true and that poor guy was trying to help his brother. Jimmer will be successfull where ever he may be and wish him well. It would be nice if Danny Ainge can pick him up in green for good luck.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    MVP all the way.

  • WhiteBuffalo Tucson, AZ
    Feb. 29, 2012 2:06 a.m.

    I think Jimmer's fans are way more impatient than he is. Fredette's brother TJ's negative remark about Coach Smart on Twitter is the kind of thing that could sour coaches, fans and players against Jimmer, and he's too much of a nice guy to have other people cheapening the Jimmer brand.

    Best for fans not to get too negative and thus risk having that come back to hurt Jimmer's reputation. He's just barely starting his career . . .