Utah Jazz: Jimmer Fredette makes his presence felt in Kings' narrow loss to Utah

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 24, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    Jimmer can play and anyone that says otherwise is either clueless, a BYU-hater or both.

    Now, am I saying that Jimmer Fredette will be a dominate NBA player like MJ, Kobe or LeBron James? Nope. But the guy can play, and "play" in the NBA, not just in some European league. He can have a good 5-7 year career. All he needs is confidence. Like ANYONE in ANY position in life, we ALL perform better when we believe in ourselves.

    Keep shooting, Jimmer, and don't listen to the critics whose only connection to the NBA is the jersey they bought themselves at Christmas....

  • sg newhall, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Sacramento's coach is a fool. He doesn't know how to use Jimmer. Why? Because he is incompetent. Create an offense that is conducive for Jimmer and watch this team thrive. But no. He sits on the bench. He should demand a trade. Period.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    I think Fredette can be successful on a team that needs a two-guard to stretch the floor. It looks like Keith Smart is trying to get him to play point-guard and set up inside plays to teammates like Cousins. That might be what the King's need but not what Jimmer is good at. I'm somewhat surprised they haven't traded him. He really isn't what this team needs but he'll do fine in another system.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    Dave Rose put together the perfect conditions for a player like Jimmer. At the university level they play as a team. The players help and support each other, unless one of them is an absolute jerk. At the pro level they are playing (to win sure) for their jobs. If somebody is a threat they treat them differently. They deny them the ball. Ridicule their play and call them a ball hog. That largely goes away once the rest of the team has learned that a particular player is there to stay, but not in transition.

    My old high school basketball team took second in state (California, 1973). They played as a team and they returned all starters the next year. Expectations were through the roof.

    Then something happened: They became fixated on race. The white players would not pass the ball to the black players and the black players did the same (I don't know who started it). They lost all but two games that year and they won those games by putting all white players in for one half and all black players in for the other half.

    They killed themselves.

    Free Jimmer!

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    The Kings are one of the worst coached teams in the NBA and their talent proves it! While he is hot at shooting and playing good any player ought to be on the floor even if a star is sitting. Ferdette is in the wrong spot at the wrong time for the wrong team!

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    Get him out of Kingsville and on another team and he'll be just fine. The kid can play. Unless you hate him just because you are a ute, then he is the worst and will end up in Europe...sound about right ute fans?

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    Jimmer=average...like all professional sports, you're judged and advanced based on your skills and average doesn't get you into primetime.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 24, 2012 12:37 a.m.

    Free Jimmer.