What ever happened to that guy Jimmer Fredette?

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  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    March 19, 2013 9:49 a.m.


    "If he was any good he would be starting and playing more minutes. I can't believe sg in Newhall CA, is making this into a racial thing. Really"

    Me neither .. what's even more sorry is the number of likes that comment received. Jimmer was a good college ball player ... that's where the buck ends. He's not an NBA level player whether he's white, black, or green.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    March 18, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    If he was any good he would be starting and playing more minutes. I can't believe sg in Newhall CA, is making this into a racial thing. Really

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    March 18, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    "Juice Box" - A total mis-fire. Jimmer has not "flopped" and the students, nor anyone else, at BYU, nor anywhere else, "made him a God"! Please retract your frivolous and unsubstaniated comments. Totally embarrassing to thinking people, and to some who don't! Oh my.

  • jimbo American Fork, UT
    March 18, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    Why are so many posters dissing Doug Robinson on this piece? Like all of his columns, it is well written and entertaining. He doesn't opine that Jimmer was overrated or is a poor player. Rather, he is simply pointing out that Jimmer isn't in the news the way he was 2 years ago at March Madness time. Doug even notes that Jimmer's stats per minute played are pretty good. I'm guessing Mr. Robinson wants to see Jimmer succeed in the NBA just like the rest of us Happy Valley fans. We'll see if that is indeed the case soon enough.
    Lastly @ "Rational". I hope you don't equate "success" with income level in all of your human interactions.

  • tll Ogden, UT
    March 17, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    Sacramento Kings. Says it all. When I heard he was heading there I knew that was the end of Jimmer-Mania; for now at least. Eventually he'll move on & improve professionally. I don't think we've heard the last of him. He's a good guy & is capable of much more than he's allowed to do with the Kings, who have been a joke since inception. Give the kid a chance & give him some time to mature & then write an article showcasing how he turns out. I'm not a basketball fan so I have no loyalties to any player or team but it sure is sad to read such a pathetically written article about a good basketball player. Jimmer seems like a truly nice person; a good player, and deserves better. Have you considered that it might be time to step up YOUR game?

  • ogmson Mapleton, Utah
    March 17, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    we all know about getting Jimmered, but few of us know about getting 'smarted'. Getting 'smarted' is where an NBA player gets picked up/sold to a team with the worlds dumbest coach. To be 'smarted' means you have to play for someone so stupid that no one is able to teach them that when you have the NBA leading scorer per minute of play, you sit them on the bench for 35 of 48 minutes each game. After all, when one gets 'smarted' no amount of statistical facts can move you off your ignorant position.

    Yea, Jimmer got smarted. Too bad for him.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    Danny Ainge not "tenacious" on the baseball field? You people just make stuff up, don't you.

    Ainge broke into the majors with the Blue Jays at 20 years old -- very, very young in MLB (He is the youngest Jay to ever hit a home run) -- and while still playing basketball for BYU. Had he chosen to devote himself to baseball full-time, instead of basketball where he was an All-Star, a 2-time world champion, and went to the NBA finals as a starter for 3 different teams, who knows how good he'd have become. Ainge was high school All-American in football, baseball, and basketball, and may have been an All Star in any of them in the pros. Preferring one sport over another doesn't mean you lack "tenacity."

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    On the Bogut, Alex Smith:

    When healthy, Bogut is one of the top centers in the NBA. If you don't know that, you don't know basketball.

    Smith has had the misfortune of playing the bulk of his career for a rudderless franchise. Once they righted the ship, he rose to the 3rd ranked passer in the NFL, at one point last season threw 249 straight passes -- 9 games -- without a pick (A record for a franchise that boasts Hall-of-Famers Joe Montana, Steve Young). The 49ers just missed the Super Bowl in 2012, but not because of Smith. We will never know if the 49ers would've won it all with him at the helm in 2013 instead of Kaepernick.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2013 10:53 a.m.


    Jimmer is continuing to cash checks that in 3 years will add up to more money ($7m) than you or anyone on this thread have earned in their careers.

    How appropriate that this column, drawing those green with envy, came out the weekend of St. Patrick's Day.

  • JmThms Henderson, NV
    March 17, 2013 7:23 a.m.


    You say "Jimmer is no Danny Ainge. Ainge was tenacious on the court, and Jimmer is not."

    Really? So multiple games over 30 points, highest scoring avg in the nation and nearly the elite 8 does not demonstrate tenacity on the court? Its amazing to me, and should be amazing to the likes of you, the lack of critical thinking that goes in to opinions like yours. There are so many in these posts.

  • ImABeliever Provo, UT
    March 17, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    I told people when he was at BYU that he wasn't that great. Yes, he can score lots of points sometimes after taking tons of shots but 38% is below standard both in college and in the pros.
    I have watched him in the pros taking these unorthodox crazy shots that no one should ever take.
    It takes about 3 years to see if an NBA player will be any good or not. He still has time but he needs a coach to re-teach him.

  • JmThms Henderson, NV
    March 17, 2013 7:13 a.m.


    Who asks, "Does Jimmer still play basketball?"

    Does the University of Utah still play basketball?

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    March 16, 2013 10:27 p.m.

    Andrew Bogut and Alex Smith as #1 draft busts in the same year is a bigger story than Jimmer's playing time. But hey, Robinson was bored, so he decided grind his axe.

  • JmThms Henderson, NV
    March 16, 2013 6:11 p.m.


    You say: "if he didn't have such a clever, unique, fun name as "JIMMER" he never would have risen to the greatness he did. His exposure was based greatly upon his clever name and how it was used as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc."

    Really? So it had nothing to do with him being the highest scorer in the country, or with the fact that he led his team to within a whisper of the elite 8? A little critical thinking would go a long way.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    March 16, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    Is this state insane? Damian Lillard will be rookie of the year and Deseret News is still obsessed with a guy who doesn't belong in the NBA.

    (Jimmer is lucky to find minutes on a bad team, imagine if he was on a team with good players, he'd never leave the bench)

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    March 16, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    Doug, loved your article. You hit the nail on the head - 4 great games then doesn't get off the bench... how ironic the coach is named "Smart". This guy will find a spot with another team and contribute solidly for many years...

  • Heidi T. Farmington, Utah
    March 16, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    I don't mind a twist of sarcasm in reporting or editorials, but the entire piece? Would you publish just a sarcastic mess on any other professional athlete? So it sells; just think about some integrity here.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 16, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Those dissing on Jimmer haven't been watching the Kings. While Jimmer has had his ups and downs, he has been extremely efficient and productive with the amount of time played, yet Keith Smart will hardly give him the time of day. Cousins is the same way. There is absolutely no question that their is an extreme bias against Fredette from the coach. Even the local fans and media see it.

    The good news is, if the team sale goes through with buyers in Seattle, it is really unlikely that the new owners would keep such a loser of a coach that is Keith Smart. The bad news is Jimmer would still be stuck with the same lousy teammates.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    March 16, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    I think it is way too early to call Jimmer anything. He needs to be on another team. He has skills but he has some deficiencies. But when called upon for say more than 15 minutes a game he has actually produced. I never felt going to Sacramento Kings was a good fit for Jimmer. That is an disorganization not an organization.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    March 16, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    This is the sad and unfortunate situation created by an owner wanting him (Jimmer) and a coach not liking him. He needs to be traded. However, this time (and no offense intended), traded to a team coached by a white guy.

    Jimmer's efficiency and effectiveness numbers are good. He can do well in the right environment. Unfortunately, he's not. If Jimmer could sink half court shots blindfolded, this coach would still not play him. And by the way, Keith Smart has to be one of the worst coaches in the NBA.

  • thunderbolt7 DUTCH JOHN, UT
    March 16, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    That article lacked substance. It was just a historical narrative of Jimmer's college career.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    March 16, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    Show me one post by a Cougar fan after 1 1/2 years of Alex in San Francisco calling him a bust.

  • Augustus PROVO, UT
    March 16, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Ever heard of Adam Morrison? Hello!

  • Beaver Native Garland, UT
    March 16, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    Yeah, Jimmer is no Ainge, but I was comparing situations in general, not players, and you're right that Ainge was tenacious on the court. Ainge's tenacity in pro baseball might be questioned, but that's another story. Jimmer is a player who thrived playing on a cohesive, unselfish team, which does not describe the Kings. I'm well aware that not all players who are labeled number 1 in college make it big in the NBA, and perhaps Jimmer is one that will not, but I think it's too early to count him down-and-out. Several players have not done well or have not been given much playing time on the first team they've played for and later have become star players on another team. And, I remember some sportscasters saying that the Kings were the wrong team for Jimmer to thrive on. I'd like to see what Jimmer can do on a cohesive team before deciding whether or not he's NBA material.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 16, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    The Utes going to the Dance? Obviously not happening now, and wouldn't have before the game yesterday. Keep dreaming Ute fans.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    March 16, 2013 9:12 a.m.


    Ute fans gave Alex Smith seven years?

    How many years did Cougar fans give Smith before calling him a bust? Two?

    March 16, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    Does Jimmer still play basketball?

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    March 16, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    For those saying Jimmer's game isn't translating to the NBA; I would say it has more to do with his coach than Jimmer. One stat says it all. I believe Jimmer is 1st or 2nd in the NBA in points scored per minutes played. Way too early to call him a bust. Utah "fans" gave Alex Smith seven years, but Jimmer doesn't even get a full 2? Sounds about par.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    March 16, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    Love Jimmer and the example he set for my Boys. I wish him the best.

  • FT1/SS Virginia Beach, VA
    March 16, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    What happened to Jimmer? Exactly what anybody with basketball sense, and experts stated would happen before he was drafted. A bench player, and very possible he will disappear after his contract is finished. Jimmer is no Danny Ainge. Ainge was tenacious on the court, and Jimmer is not.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    March 16, 2013 7:06 a.m.

    If "Jimmer" couldn't succeed with a "below average" team what makes any of you think he could do well with a good team. Seriously.
    Put him in the Continental League and see how he does. After he crashes and burns their maybe you'll all realize he would fit in just fine on an intramural team or a maybe a good Ward team.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 16, 2013 6:35 a.m.

    I've watched the team play several times (not in Utah) and I will say this, Keith Smart just doesn't like Jimmer. I believe it goes beyond what goes on on the court.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    March 16, 2013 2:16 a.m.

    Doug Robinson got exactly what he was after when he wrote this article!

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    March 16, 2013 1:51 a.m.

    Jimmer's current coach will never give him a chance. He'll have to play elsewhere or for someone else. It is clear that Mr. Smart has his own agenda which has nothing to do with basketball.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 16, 2013 12:00 a.m.

    Would I trade Burks for Jimmer? Not a chance. Burks has the skills to be a well rounded player at three positions (PG, SG, & SF). I remember many caught up in Jimmermania were mad the Jazz didn't take Jimmer #3 overall. Wow! Kanter is the better pick there (hands down).

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    March 15, 2013 11:39 p.m.

    "What ever happened to that guy Jimmer Fredette?" Gee I don't know, but I bet I can turn on Ksl or read the Deseret news and find out! Jimmer stories are a constant with these two. Pretty soon he will be just like Chad Lewis and become that guy that is interviewed during BYUs basketball season! He is old news. Move on!

  • John Jackson Sandy, UT
    March 15, 2013 11:19 p.m.

    Wow. Am surprised to see a couple people hammering you for this article, Doug. I think it about as well-written a column as I have seen. Thanks. Thanks for the great writing.

  • Beaver Native Garland, UT
    March 15, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    Reminds me a bit of another former Cougar who won awards, was highly touted, and then got a slow start in the NBA. Danny Ainge became one of the greats on a championship team, though at first many sportswriters and fans counted him down and out. I agree with the local sportswriter that said awhile back that the Kings players are too self-centered to really play as a team and that's what keeps them from succeeding. It seems to me that Fredette is a team player. Put him on a cohesive team and see what he does before giving up on him. Maybe he will succeed and maybe he won't, but give him a chance. If he then doesn't succeed, send him abroad. He's still a good player, given the right circumstances.

  • Pragmatic Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:52 p.m.

    Jimmer is good, but as usual BYU made too big of a deal out of him; basically set him up for what is happening now. Also,if he didn't have such a clever, unique, fun name as "JIMMER" he never would have risen to the greatness he did. His exposure was based greatly upon his clever name and how it was used as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:24 p.m.

    Jimmer averages 41% from 3 pt. range which is better than any of the pt. guards on the team currently. He is a player who will thrive on a team that uses his skills. Someone mentioned him under Popavich. That would be my dream scenario. he would be a great addition to a team like that. It's been fun to watch how well the Spurs have done with Kawaii Leonard. It would be fun to see those two play together. I don't know what Sacramento is doing with him and I don't see them figuring out how to use him because when he's placed himself in the corner 3 pt. area all by himself I see one of his tunnel vision teammates put their head down and drive to the hoop. Good luck Jimmer. We still love you! Best sporting event I've ever been to was the BYU SDSU Bball game at the Marriott Center. I probably have some permanent hearing loss because of that game. Success comes at the junction of hard work and opportunity and as long as Jimmer takes care of the first, opportunity will come.

  • Elk Hair Caddis Sandy, UT
    March 15, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    What ever happened to Billy "The Hill" McGill. There are far worse things in sport than not having your game transfer well into the NBA.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 15, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    He's rotting in Sacramento, that is what is happening to Jimmer.

    Although I never thought the college Jimmer translated to an NBA star, I still think Jimmer could be an asset on a winning team that needs an 'Eddie House' type shooters boost off the bench. You know a team that could give a bench guy the green light when they need it because they are a group who rebounds, plays defense, and can demand low post attention for a long range threat like Jimmer.

    A long range threat is all Jimmer really is at the NBA level. He can't create his own shot and can't run a team from the point. However, and again, on a well rounded winning team, Jimmer could be the spark plug combo guard off the bench.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:44 p.m.

    Howard S.,
    Great point. I love Jimmer, but I agree with you 100%. Until Jimmer does something in the NBA can we talk about something a little more up to date? Doug blew this article. I'm a Cougar, and even I can see that the big story right now is the Utes in the PAC tournament, and Ziggy in the draft, which is in April.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    March 15, 2013 8:44 p.m.

    Idaho Falls, ID
    Whatever happened to that guy Andrew Bogut?


    Playing center for Golden State against the Bulls tonight.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:40 p.m.


    "...the Cougars were on track to make a Final Four run until Davies was suspended just before the 2011 playoffs began. That would've been like Utah losing Michael Doleac just before the 1998 playoffs."

    When Davies makes the NBA and manages to stick around for 10 years then you can start comparing him to Doleac. That comparison of falls WAY short of reality.


    "Whatever happened to that guy Andrew Bogut?"

    You mean besides having a couple of seasons where he barely missed making the all-star team? I'll tell you what happened to Bogut, MAJOR injuries. So tell us again, what's Jimmer's excuse? Oh yeah, his coach ... and this despite everyone saying New York or Sacramento were the best possible places for him to land. So now everyone suddenly thinks any other team would be better? I'm not so sure.

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    I totally agree with you. Bogut's game didn't transfer to the physical NBA. Just like Jimmers won't.

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:14 p.m.


    Thank you for that unbiased response. I think I will stay with the all around, athletic and future NBA star! You know the one that can shoot, slash and play aggressive defense!!!

    Thanks for playing!

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    March 15, 2013 8:01 p.m.

    Whatever happened to that guy Andrew Bogut?

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    March 15, 2013 7:42 p.m.


    "Would anyone want to trade Burks straight up for Jimmer?"

    In a heartbeat!!!

    On a lousy team that doesn't have the foggiest idea of how to pass and create assists, Jimmer averages 7.4 ppg and has scored 878 points in his NBA career. Jimmer shoots 40% FG, 38% 3PT, (improved to 42% 3PT this season). Jimmer averages 1.6 assists per game.

    On a playoff-caliber team that emphasizes passing and assists, Burks averages 7.1 ppg and has scored 772 points in his NBA career. Burks shoots 42% FG, 35% 3PT. Burks averages 1.2 assists per game.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    March 15, 2013 7:29 p.m.

    The Kings? That's the,for lack of a better word-team, that has five guys that wouldn't know an assist if their coach tried to teach it.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    March 15, 2013 7:17 p.m.

    Whatever happened to Jimmer???

    You must be kidding Robinson... a quick search of the DN archives for Fredette produces 32 mentions in the 74 days of 2013. That would average a Jimmer mention in the DN about every other day.

    Isn't that enough to keep Jimmer at the top of your mind?

    The Utes are unexpectedly in the final four to the PAC12 tourney... not interested in commentary on current events?

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 6:59 p.m.

    Doug, I'm sorry but this is just bad journalism. Your facts are wrong and you don't point out what a pathetic the Kings organization, including the coach, is. Jimmer could not have gone to a worse place. Check back in a couple years and lets see where he is. Jimmer can play.

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    Would anyone want to trade Burks straight up for Jimmer? Both were drafted the same year. Burks was drafted after Jimmer.

  • Taylor70 Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 15, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    I just have two things to say: 1) Jimmer is a bust. Don't tell me he had a shot to be a high caliber player. He's no more of a bust than Travis Hansen and Rafael Araujo. Where are they now? Also, Jimmer's defense is probably the worst in the league, which is "bust" material if you're drafted #10. 2) Doug, this article is pretty pathetic. Asking where Jimmer is is like me asking where the sun is at night time. It's just a stupid article, man. He obviously is on the bench. Where else would he be?

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    Jimmers problem is that he is too small to guard NBA 2's and too slow to guard NBA 1's. He can become an NBA designated 3 point shooter see Korver or Riddick. I think if he wants the money he should try Europe. He would fill seats and be exciting again.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    March 15, 2013 4:43 p.m.


    I guess you can blame Jimmer's situation on being with a terrible team, with a terrible President of Basketball Operations, with terrible ownership, and a terrible coach ...

    Or the fact that he can't guard NBA level players.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 15, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    This was a very mean-spirited article. Jimmer is still a great player. He has not be utilized and is on a bad team. I wish the Kings had traded him and given him a better shot. You can do better than this Doug Robinson. You only invite the Ute trolls with a piece like this! Go pick on someone else.

  • Bomar22 Roberts, ID
    March 15, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    This column makes a high school paper sports editor look good, really good. Doug, did you forget you had a deadline to meet and just write this in ten minutes without bothering to check the facts?

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    March 15, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    I am in agreement, bad franchise and bad coach. It is kind of ironic that Alex Smith went through the same issues as a 49er, yet several BYU fans were more than happy to throw him out with the trash. More sensible fans will see very similar situations for both players. Great talent (the best...not a chance) drafted into a poorly ran franchise and awful coaches. I bet with a change of scenery Jimmer would be a good NBA player. I hope that Alex does a great job for KC.

    Go UTES!!

  • NorCalCougarFan&Alum Elk Grove, CA
    March 15, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    All I can say is that Jimmer Fredette found himself on a terrible team, with a terrible President of Basketball Operations, with terrible ownership, and a terrible coach who has no business coaching an NBA team. Yes, Jimmer could never be a super star in the NBA. However, he could become a productive player for a team willing to properly train him on the intricacies of defense and give him the needed time on the court to develop his skills. If Jimmer had a good training coach like P.J. Carlesimo, Rick Adelman, or Gregg Popovich, he'd be having a different NBA career right now. Hopefully, the new Kings' owners will fire Geoff Petrie and the coaching staff next year along with players like DeMarcus Cousins (who's an embarrassment to the league) and bring in a coach who can actually coach. If not, maybe the Kings organization will trade Jimmer to a team that can see his upside potential and give him a better shot.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Doug you are a lot better than this. Please don't write articles like this just because it gets clicks.

    Jimmer will be fine when he gets out of Sacramento or when he gets a better coach. He can still score.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    March 15, 2013 3:04 p.m.


    It's fun to see that you're still bitter about all the times your Utes were Jimmered.

    Jimmer was 7-1 versus the Utes during his BYU career, including his single-handed dismantling of Utah in his last appearance in the Huntsman - see Jimmer Fredette vs Utah January 11, 2011 video on YouTube

    Despite your best attempts at rewriting college basketball history, Jimmer was the best college basketball player in the country in 2010-11 and none of your feeble attempts to minimize Jimmer's career will ever change that.

    We all know that Jimmer and the Cougars were on track to make a Final Four run until Davies was suspended just before the 2011 playoffs began. That would've been like Utah losing Michael Doleac just before the 1998 playoffs.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 15, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    We may never know how good Jimmer could be in the NBA as he was drafted by a worthless team who don't have a clue how to use him.

    As for Chris Bea (for whom EVERYTHING is about the Utes), is this a money-on-the-line prediction that Utah will win tonight? If they lose, will you promise only to post on Utah articles from now on???

    March 15, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    "She got Jimmered by the wrath of Jimmer Nation."


    "During a four-game stretch in December Jimmer scored 16, 15, 22 and 10 points, respectively — 63 points in 79 minutes of play. Four games later, he never left the bench."

    Seems like 'where he went' was to a terribly run team that stockpiled too many versions of the same player (Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton, Aaron Brooks, ...) and hasn't figured out that basketball is a team sport, yet.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    March 15, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    Jimmer is great. I hope Sac trades him soon.

    But don't forget, the Cougars may not even make the NIT cut. That translates into the second 100 teams in the country, not in the top 100. Hmm. Let's move on to football already. Go Cougars!

  • Scandrus Cedar Hills, Utah
    March 15, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    Did you even do any research for this article Doug? Jimmer didn't average 31 points per game, he averaged 28.9. Robinson has consistently shown that he knows nothing about the game, all he does is write ridiculous headlines to try and grab readers when he should spend his time following the games and learning about the players. Poor writing!

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    March 15, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    Jimmer's doing fine. He's averaging 8 or 9 points a game. that's way better than a lot of people in the NBA. He could stay in the NBA if he had some defensive desire. But he thinks he's a score-er and that's limiting his time on the court. Maybe he just can't play D?

  • Juice Box Eureka, UT
    March 15, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    I'll tell you what happened. When he played for BYU, the students made him a God. When he left Provo, he didn't get the same publicity as he did in Provo. His defensive skills were exposed and his parking lot shots stopped going in.

    He flopped.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    March 15, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    " .... Meanwhile, big brother is about to go dancing! ... "

    Keep dreaming chrissy.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    March 15, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    Poor @ChrisB. The Utes have had a good run in the PAC-XO tourney but won't make it much further.

  • sg newhall, CA
    March 15, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    It has everything to do with the Kings coach. I believe he is biased and plays only black players. I don't think this coach knows what to do with Jimmer. Sacramento should trade him, or Jimmer should demand it and file a suit against the organization for creating a hostile environment. What a waste of a draft pick (almost makes you wonder about this whole 'draft').

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    March 15, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    Doug, a slow day in sports news? Your article is another good example of someone being "jimmered".

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    March 15, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    your grouping of Adam Morrison and J.J. Reddick together shows a lack of research. J.J. Reddick is not an NBA all-star but is a regular contributor and one of the more sought after guys on the trading block this year. Reddick is in the last year of a 3 year deal worth a total of 20 million over the 3 years combined. That seems like he's doing well and Jimmer should be thrilled if he succeeds in the NBA as well as Reddick.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    March 15, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    What happened is a bad, dysfunctional franchise drafted him. Jimmer is not an all star caliber player, but he is a capable, productive bench player that can give you 13 ppg. He can stretch the floor as well. Don't start in on how he can't/doesn't play defense, because neither do most of the players in the league.

    Given the right system, he will be a productive player, just needs out of Sac town.