@ Rock Chalk Jayhawk 75:To put Stockton's rookie season in a
better perspective, he had his lowest overall shooting percentage of his career.
His 3-point shooting percentage was only .182 which is almost only half of his
overall career average and which was much worse than any year Jimmer has ever
had. Stockton even had his worst free-throw percentage to go along with his
lowest assist average per game during his rookie year. So don't brag up his
rookie year too much.If Sacramento's management is as smart as
you imply, then why have they been mired in the lower tier of the Western
Conference for so many years... even with so many different first round lottery
picks?They've hired and fired a different head coach each year
Fredette has been there... still with no improvement. And on top of that, Jimmer
has better overall per minute stats than other players in front of him at his
position.There's actually no valid reason not to believe Jimmer
Fredette will do better with a different organization. He undoubtedly will.Some people have their critics no matter how well they perform. You seem
to be one of Jimmers.
@Tators that sure is some revisionist history regarding Stockton. He may have
played behind The Fastest Of Them All, but that didn't stop him for setting
team rookie records for assists, steals, and receiving NBA All Rookie Team
votes. Jimmer can't even get off the bench, and no coach in
their right mind is going to keep someone who will help them survive in the NBA
nailed to the end of the bench. If anything the Kings have been smart because
they also drafted Isaiah Thomas and now future stud SG Ben McLemore, instead of
waiting for Jimmer to develop into someone that can provide actual results.
Shouldn't have to do that with a Top 10 draft pick.The reality
is at best he can be Steve Kerr or Craig Hodges 2.0 and that is even a stretch.
I feel badly for Jimmer. I would have liked to see him do well in the NBA. Maybe
some other team. Maybe with our fasting and prayers the Lord will
I still have dreams of Jimmer one day playing for an NBA team bought by Mitt
Romney and having Danny Ainge has the GM. Now that's a story that would
get some coverage by the DNews!
Obviously that guys playing in front of Jimmer aren't doing the job or the
Kings wouldn't be slightly better than the Jazz. It's time for the
coach to stop being dumb and give him a chance. He couldn't do any worse
and could actually help them. BTW for Uncle Rico, Jimmers pre-season three
point percentage was way better than any starter on his team.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk 75:Most of you Jimmer critics are probably too
young to remember how John Stockton started out in the NBA. He mostly sat on the
bench during his first few years. But the Jazz organization was more far-sighted
than the Kings ownership is.There wasn't much applause from
Jazz fans when Stockton's name was announced as the Jazz first round pick.
Critics said Stockton was too short (same height as Jimmer) and too slow to
succeed in the NBA... very similar to what Jimmer critics are now saying. But when Stockton finally got his chance for substantial playing time a few
years later... well, the rest is history.I'm NOT saying
Fredette will be another Stockton. But I am saying there very well could be
similarities in their starts in the NBA. And with Jimmer's total lack of
NBA playing time so far, there's no way anyone could yet objectively know
his full potential. NO ONE! But hopefully, it will be known soon...
with another team as far-sighted as the Jazz owners were a few decades ago when
they ignored the critics of their future all-star.
I am not saying that Jimmer ever will become a super star, but I think he could
be a role player on many teams. Sacramento is not exactly a team that you desire
to go to for playing time. Beyond that though, I do not claim (as some on here
do) to know every little thing about how to succeed in the NBA. We all talk like
we know everything about the sport and what not, but let's face it, if we
knew so much, why are we on a silly comment board like this? 5'9"
overweight men usually don't do much in b ball besides maybe set a mean
pick in churchball.
Jimmer is a borderline NBA talent. There are a lot of guys who if a lot of
different scenarios were to fall into place could be contributing players on a
particular NBA team. There are 360 NCAA division 1 colleges churning out
players each year, veterans coming back, and lots of foreign league stars to
compete against. I hope the scenarios fall into place for Jimmer. But i doubt
that his current playing time is mostly based on a supposed incompetent
Jimmer is a classy guy who ignores the nay-sayers. He keeps his head up and his
mind focused for when his opportunity to succeed comes... and it won't be
long. When a person has to wait for that opportunity, they usually appreciate it
more... as Jimmer will be doing. There is a valid reason he was
recognized as the NCAA Player of the Year a few years ago. And it won't be
long before the Kings organization will regret not giving Jimmer more of chance
to have helped them... as he'll be doing for the next team who signs him.
Jimmer has the tools to succeed and will have the last laugh against his
critics. Just watch and see!
Can we please stop with the Jimmer articles. Give it a rest already.
As a person Jimmer is a great man. As an NBA basketball player, no defense.
Only in the Deseret News comments will you find Jimmer and star used in the same
sentence. @poyman so are you saying if Lillard and Jimmer switched
places, Jimmer would be the one with all of the success? Curious to know how you
came to that conclusion. Also those 3 pt specialists you compared
him to are all 6 foot 4 and taller. Jimmer is only 6 foot 2. Those two inches
mean a lot in being able to get your own shot off and also in which position you
will be responsible for defending, something that is not Jimmer's
@sirrobinFredette is far more than just a "Good outside shot
Artist"... He can penetrate and dish with the best of them... He can get to
the hoop and get to the rim well... He makes the opposing players guard him
tight because they have to respect his jumper, which in turn gives his
"Bigs" a chance to go one on one and not have to worry about
Jummer's man sagging and double teaming or gumming up the paint...Fredette was a consensus First Team All American in college... Fredette won
the Naismith Trophy representative of the best collegate basketball player in
America... The Kings traded up to get him... He outdueled players with high
marks currently playing in the league (i.e. our own Damian Lilliard who now
stars for the Trailblazers)... The problem is that the Kings sacked Coach
Westphal 2 games into the season after he was drafted and he has resided in NBA
purgatory ever since... Given a chance Jimmer will be a star along
the lines of J Linn... And even if he is "just" a good 3 pt jump
shooter, Korver, Redick, and Novak have all made a great living as NBA 3pt
Where do I start? Great, respectful post by ute alumni. Again I'm amazed at
the hate Jimmer gets from some of our friendly Ute fans. He's a classy guy.
He's never said anything negative about the U of U and believe me he's
had a lot of opportunities. He's a positive guy, team player, loves the
sport and is amazingly entertaining. Nobody, including Jimmer has any illusions
he's going to be on an all star team, but man, he would be a great roll
player for a decent coach like Popavich or Doc Rivers. Good luck Jimmer! Still
love watching you do what you do. Wish we had more or a chance to see you. Free
Jimmer!!!! By the way, he would be a terrible fit for the Jazz. Management would
be dumb to bring him here. If he succeeds, he would still get booed by the
majority of U fans. If he does poorly, many Jimmer or BYU fans would criticize
Corbin for not playing him enough. No win situation if the Jazz signed him.
I'm pretty sure Jimmer has played his last minute in the worst town in the
NBA. The Kings will trade him, sometime between the middle of Dec and the
trade deadline. He's never been given a chance by the pathetic Kings
organization and they deserve the team they have. Without Favors and Marvin,
they barely beat the bad Jazz.
re Brave Sir RobinApparently you never watched Jimmer Fredette much.
Yes, he has long range torching ability but there were numerous times he drove
through traffic and underhanded a bucket while getting fouled in the process.
Unfortunately the NBA is loaded with many self centered thugs who have made the
game totally boring to watch. It would be a relief to see him land on a team
who would give him minutes. He has produced whenever given the opportunity,
college, or NBA. I can't help wondering where your evaluation credentials
originated and why you haven't been hired as a NBA scout.
I careless about nba today which they are mostly greedy people. I wonder how
Jimmer brother TJ doing and hoping he is holding together fine. Hard to say
which is better, nba or Europe. Europe might be better for now and hone your
skill rather than go rotten. Yeah, what a lame not letting Jimmer play any
minutes against the Jazz.
Brave Sir Robin....try reading Uncle Rico's post. Go back and read many of
the u fans comments when Jimmer played his college ball. Like many u fans, the
hate BYU and anyone who plays for said school.
Jimmer couldn't have lit in a worse place than Sacramento. He will work his
way out of it in time.
Uncle Rico - If Jimmer had lit me up for 32 in the first half and 47
for the game, like he lit you up, then I probably would be sore like you too.
Oh, and if Jimmer hadn't sat out the final 6 minutes of that game, he would
have easily made it to 55 or more. Congrats for being the first poster here.
@poymanI don't know a single person who hates Jimmer. He was a
great college player and conducts himself with class. The issue lies with
Jimmer's fans; the ones who can't take off their blue goggles long
enough to see that he's simply not NBA material, the ones who can't
see that he's not the answer to the Jazz woes. You need to have more than a
long-range jumper to play in the NBA...you either need additional offensive
weapons or you need to play good D. Jimmer has none of these skills.
Here's one Utah fan who wishes Jimmer Fredette only good will and success.
On the right NBA team, he could succeed; unfortunately, he's been stuck in
the nether regions of the NBA called the Sacramento Kings.I'm
also a Jazz fan and would have no problem if the Jazz pick him up. I just
don't want them to give up too much to get him. Though, in reality, I doubt
the Jazz will trade for him. Fredette will become a free agent at the end of the
season, at that point, they can make him an offer and see if he's willing
to return to the land of his college glory.
The King's coach: "He (Jimmer) was the only Sacramento player to not
check into the game Saturday." Why would you not put one last player (local
and BYU) in the game when the rafters would have come off if for just a few
minutes? Was it a deliberate slam against Utah? I agree with
BlueHusky. Jimmer, go to Europe like Travis Hansen of BYU fame did after his
stint with Atlanta. They will respect the great person that you are, cheer the
incredible athlete that we know and remember, and you will earn the money you
deserve. Thanks for continuing to be a great role model for our kids (actually
all of us) even through your adversity. Game over: NBA, and
Bust much like arujo how long did he last?
I love the posters that kow so much about the game and yet most likely have
never played it, certainly not on the college level. What is there not to like
about Jimmer? Given the chance to play on a real NBA team he will do great.
Dec 15th comming up. That is when newly signed players can be traded. Jazz need
to pick him up.
Jimmer, go to Europe. That game is more open and you'll do fine. Living in
Europe for a few years is great and you'll make good money. The NBA
isn't worth watching anyway. When NBA started becoming goon ball, I stopped
"Uncle Rico"...Your statement that Jimmer is one of the worst players in
then NBA shows your lack of knowledge regarding all the players in the league.
Do your homework!
Jimmer worked hard to get to the NBA, no one can take that from him, ever.
College Player of the Year means just that, great college career. NBA is a
different brand of ball, and maybe Jimmer's skill set isn't as geared
for it. Hats off to a courageous young man.
I find it boring and sometimes pathetic to see and even once in awhile read the
utah trolls hateful comments on Fredette... Jimmer is the antithesis of what
these parasites write...He is not only a great hoops player, but he
is as classy of human being as you will find... His parents and his coaches
deserve a huge pat on the back for helping to develop such a man... In fact we
could all benefit by learning from them...I try to understand where
the Haters come from and why they hate Fredette... But then I remember how badly
he worked their team over on the court and for those who don't have the
maturity to separate the skill from the rivalry I guess I cancan see where the
"hate" comes from... I anticipate Haws will be the next
Cougar hated by the Trolls beginning the evening of the 14th.Have no
Doubts Hoop Fans, Fredette will land on a team next year that will use his
talents and he will create a niche that will be revered thoughout the NBA over
the next few years... He will twitch many of twine on NBA courts across America.
Having read one book about Jimmer I have tons of respect for Jimmer the man he
really is. He sure has his head on straight and values in proper focus. I
totally admire the work ethic he has displayed in getting to the heights he
attained at BYU. There is absolutely nothing of eternal value from the NFL, NBA,
MBL, NHL, PGA....you name it. Nonetheless, I wish him all the success in his
career. He deserves the best.
Jimmer...I hope somehow, someone you know will see this! Regardless in Sactown,
youve made the entire Capitol District extremely proud. Keep your head up man!
Regardless of what the haters will say! Continue being the class act you
are.Trust that your time and proper team will come. Chris Anderson in Miami is a
prime example! In closing. Go Foothills. Go Spartans (New York)
by sparse, you mean not at all. Too bad the Utah Flash don't exist
anymore. Jimmer would be one of the most popular guys in D-League history,
he'd get to play in Utah county.He is one of the worst NBA
players on one of the worst NBA teams. It is openly known that the Kings are
shopping him, but no one is interested.