Blue roundup: Jimmermania over? Not so fast

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  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    April 5, 2012 4:35 p.m.


    As much as I like Miller and his game, I agree that he hasn't been a "great" NBA point guard. He was great in college, and very good in the pros for the last 12 seasons.

    Let's look at rooke numbers for Van Horn, Miller, and Jimmer:

    Player - minutes played - FG% - FT% - 3PT% - rebounds - assists - steals - blocks - turnovers - points

    Van Horn - 37.5 - 42.6 - 84.6 - 30.8 - 6.6 - 1.7 - 1.0 - 0.4 - 2.65 - 19.7
    Miller...... - 25.5 - 44.9 - 77.4 - 20.4 - 3.4 - 5.8 - 1.0 - 0.2 - 2.02 - 11.1
    Jimmer.... - 18.0 - 38.0 - 85.7 - 36.3 - 1.1 - 1.7 - 0.5 - 0.0 - 1.10 - 7.2

    Jimmer and Van Horn were drafted as scorers, and Van Horn was clearly more productive. Miller was also....

    Miller was drafted to distribute the ball, and he clearly did it better than Jimmer does.

    Van Horn AVERAGED Jimmer's season high.

    Van Horn and Miller were trusted to play more minutes.

    Jimmer is great behind the 3-point line, but otherwise is anemic.

    None of them are/were good defenders.

    Keep things in perspective.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    April 4, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    @Papasmurf Ute
    "Miller has been a great PG in the NBA for the last 12 years"

    Great point guard?!? Great PG's in the NBA include players like Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, etc. Andre Miller isn't in that group. He's a nice PG but there's a reason he gets moved to a different team every 2 or 3 yrs, nobody wants him around for long and take him only when they're desperate for a PG and are willing to take anyone. Part of his problem is he can't guard anyone in the NBA and he can't shoot the 3. He's too easy to guard, teams just back off of him and dare him to shoot outside. He's very one-dimensional.

    Van Horn had some of the same problems. He was brittle like Jordan Wynn and he was a defensive liability and couldn't guard a mannequin in the NBA. His defense was so bad that once New Jersey got tired of him he bounced around from team to team every other year or so. Nobody wanted him. He was out of the league by the age of 30.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    April 4, 2012 7:09 p.m.

    @Otis Spurlock
    "I am currently boycotting all articles on "Jimmermania"."

    Otis, you remind me of the girl in the AT&T commercial who calls her BF to tell him she's giving him the "Silent Treatment."

  • Baseball_dad Salina, KS
    April 4, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Funny article. Get over it already.
    19 points...SO WHAT!

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    April 4, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Tom in CA

    That was the funniest thing I have eer read. Jimmer could only wish to have half the career Andre Miller and Keith Van Horn had and are having in the NBA. Jimmer had a good 2 year run in college. It was actually only a year and a bit. He was not on the radar until about Jan-Feb of his junior year. Van Horn was Freshman of the year, and almost player of the year as a freshman, then was player of the year the next 3 years in the conference, and then was picked # 2. Had there been social media back then, he would have got more love. Then Andre Miller had a triple double in the Elite 8 game against AZ, and almsot averaged a triple double for the last 3 games of the 98 NCAA tournament. Keith was picked # 2, and Miller 8th. Miller has been a great PG in the NBA for the last 12 years. I am not saying Jimmer is a bust, it's his rookie season, but to write another article because he scored 19 points, and finally had a decent game is nonsense.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    April 3, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    Does Deseret Book still have those Jimmer books for sale? I'm looking for the 99 cent close out price.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 3, 2012 8:56 p.m.

    @Tom in CA

    "utah and weber can only hope to one day have a player of the Jimmer caliber."

    Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ... ha ha ha ha ha ha ... oh oh oh ... hold on, hold ... hold ... bwahahahahahaha ha. Oh man ... wow ... okay ... okay. Bwah ha ha ha ha!!!!!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    April 3, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    utah and weber can only hope to one day have a player of the Jimmer caliber.

  • agb Layton, UT
    April 3, 2012 6:20 p.m.

    Otis Spurlock
    Ogden, UT

    I am currently boycotting all articles on "Jimmermania".

    Except for making comments on them of course.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 3, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    Otis: "I am currently boycotting all articles on "Jimmermania"."


  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    April 3, 2012 3:43 p.m.


    Don't you mean Jimmer the Plumber, who is running for President?

    Or is that Jimmer the locksmith from Tower Heist?

    Or was Jimmer that last dude on The Bachelor, that "Jimmered" that sweet young lady he proposed to?

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    April 3, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    If you thought Jimmermania was something, you should have seen Mordecai-mania back in 1908 when the Cubs won the World Series. It was awesome, or so I have read. Mordecai Brown had a three-finger pitch that baffled hitters.

    Just as the journalists won't let Jimmermania go away, I won't let Mordecai-mania be ignored because it is every bit as important and relevant if not more so. I will try and post a comment for him for every story with the word Jimmermania.

    GO CUBS GO! Clone Mordecai so the Cubbies can win the World Series again.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    April 3, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    I am currently boycotting all articles on "Jimmermania".