Jimmer Fredette thinks Bulls give him ideal opportunity

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  • oldschooler USA, TX
    March 17, 2014 11:47 a.m.

    Wish the best in is career, he just needs an opportunity and a coach who trusts him and his game, Has my support, go Jimmer.

  • Objectified Tooele, UT
    March 17, 2014 11:27 a.m.

    @ Chris B:

    Obviously this a BYU related article. And as always, you are one of the first (the actual first in this instance) to comment. That's OK. But why do you always, 100% of the time bring in negative remarks to feed your obvious anti-BYU agenda? I honestly would like to see an answer.

    Of course he's currently getting less playing time. He just came from a team he played on for 3 years to just being on this team for a few games. It's an expected statistic.

    @ Crow:

    Why are you pretending to know more than the Bull's owners and coaches. You don't! End of story.

    @ Uteology:

    Poor comparison. Andre Miller has been in the NBA for multiple times longer than Jimmer. With his added experience, of course he would most likely start playing more minutes with another team quicker. Another no-brainer. Besides that, each teams needs and situation is different. It's basically impossible to compare apples and apples when comparing different players going to different teams. Too many variables. Your bias is showing (Similar to Chris B).

    Those comments would undoubtedly be so much different had Jimmer graduated from Utah.

  • WaybackCougar Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    I propose a new term: "Snarkaholic." You'll find Snarkaholic comments at the beginning of just about every newspaper article (although it seems like sports-related, and especially BYU-related themes attract more than their fair share). Putting others down seems to be a Snarkaholic's primary joy in life. And don't they just love it when we demonstrate that they are getting under our skin?

    On behalf of the rest of us, thanks for keeping us up to date on Jimmer! Such a great guy and an example to all of the power of determination and hard work. Sure, he isn't blessed with the most amazing athletic abilities, but if there's a way improve upon what abilities he does have, Jimmer will find it!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    March 17, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    They got plenty of Defensive Talents and Jimmer may not have to do much but he will be OPEN for big 3's. Just a matter of timing between now through playoffs. But next season he will have more opportunities to be part of the team. Mark that down!

  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    March 17, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    Chris B,
    And yet you continue to spend so much time and energy being a BYU hater on every BYU and Utah article!!! Good luck to both BYU and Utah in their post season tournaments!!!

    Go BYU beat the Ducks!!! Rise Up!!!

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    March 16, 2014 11:38 p.m.

    Go Jimmer!

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    March 16, 2014 8:32 p.m.

    Seems pretty simple to me. Jimmer brings strength to the Bulls outside game which will require some changes in order to maximize Jimmer's potential. Give it a rest already...give Thibodeau some time to work it out. BTW, I find it amazing how folks with nothing to CROW about can't stop CROWing!!

  • Heidi T. Farmington, UT
    March 16, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    I'm cheering for you Jimmer!

  • From Ted's Head Orem, UT
    March 16, 2014 8:03 p.m.

    I've followed Jimmer's career as a pro and I'm glad he's no longer a Sacramento King. Whether or not he can learn the defense well enough to thrive as a Bull is yet to be seen. But for all the haters and naysayers, just look at Jimmer's teammates when he plays and how much they enjoy it when he plays well. He is a 3rd year NBA pro and that's saying a lot, even if he never has a regular starting role and is never an all-star.

    And seriously, those of you who are naysayers here...what makes you so unkind and miserable in life that you feel the need to bash a guy who is a success story? When you look in the mirror do you see the hater that you come across as? Do you have any friends who are positive minded people? I feel sorry for you and hope that you can find something in life that infuses you with a generous, kind spirit and allows you to enjoy life instead of being so negative, dark, cruel, and unfriendly.

  • Stop The Nonsense El Paso, TX
    March 16, 2014 8:02 p.m.

    It's too bad that three of the first four comments on here were negative. I get that Jimmer went to BYU and had a very good record against the Utes, and I understand that he has not lived up to the hype he has received. I still don't think that is a reason to tear him down and not just wish him the best. The NBA needs more players with Jimmer's character, so shouldn't we be rooting for him to find his niche and make an impact so that he can stay there? The DN doesn't write articles about Jimmer because he is an NBA superstar, but because he has a lot of fans pulling for him who love to get updates on how he's doing. Good luck, Jimmer!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 16, 2014 7:39 p.m.

    We love Jimmer and will follow him as long as he plays the game. Thanks for letting us know how he is doing. We know that there is a break-out game for him and wish him only the best!

    Congratulations to the BYU Cougars for being invited to the Big Dance on Thursday. Love these Cougars!

    Also, a big cheer for the BYU Volleyball team who smashed their opponents on Friday and Saturday with three straight in each match. Thanks, BYUtv for bringing us those games. Your skill in television broadcasting is beyond excellent!

    Go Cougars!

  • IDC Boise, ID
    March 16, 2014 6:26 p.m.

    BYU going dancing, Jimmer on the Bulls, great day for Cougar fans everywhere. Thanks for the Jimmer updates, I for one will read everything you print about Jimmer. Go Cougars!

    March 16, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    Just watched "Linsanity" where Jeremy Lin was literally one game away from being let go before he exploded on the court (got put in as injury sub). Hopefully Jimmer gets a chance before those in charge give up on him. I do understand Chicago needing to give him some practice time to gel with the team, but eventually Chicago needs to give him a chance to see what he's got.

    Whether or not he can have the same success as Lin is arguable, but just let him play an entire game and let us find out!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 16, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    "Being a late-season addition makes it hard for Fredette to get into the rotation, especially on a team on its way to the playoffs." -- DN Spin


    Nope, that's not the reason.

    Andre Miller was also a "late-season addition to a playoff team". He's averaging 13 mins per game, 4.6 PPG. I think we Jason Collins a late-season addition to a playoff team in Brooklyn is contributing more than the Jimmer.

    Reality is that the Jimmer is getting a 2nd chance in Chicago, but he still hasn't broken into the rotation. Maybe next year? Maybe Utah Jazz? Maybe Europe?

    There's no argument he's a great shooter, but as of yet he hasn't proven he could do much of anything else. Else he would be playing.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    March 16, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    Will the bulls keep him after the season? He's not playing much now, and most likely won't play in the playoffs so I wonder about his overall future there anyway. Wish he would have played against the kings for good minutes...he's got more DNPs than the other way around unfortunately

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    March 16, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    Lets just call what his career really is a bust. It is sad we still have to endure articles about this below average NBA basketball player

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 16, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    He is getting less playing time now than he did with kings.

    And no, players don't always sit on the bench for weeks with new teams before they start to play.