A Jimmer homecoming in New York? Fredette's parents would be happy with that

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  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    Feb. 27, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    I agree with nvfan in that Jimmer needs to go to a well coached and possibly more established team. I also believe he should go to a team that plays better defense, has a good interior defensive player, and needs a back up PG or has a taller PG that he can play along side of.

    Although the Jazz fit most of these requirements I think the pressure would be to great. I do believe Jimmer would be an upgrade over Garrett or Lucas and Favors is a solid defensive presence in the middle to help make up for Jimmer's defensive short comings. The Jazz also run an offense instead of the hodge podge Sacramento seems to run.

    He would also be an improvement over Norris Cole in Miami and anybody the Lakers currently have. He might be to small to play in Phoenix alonside Dragic, but Hornecek would likley improve his game significantly.

    In the end I believe Jimmer's game will get better but he will typically be a back up PG or SG for the rest of his career. I just don't see him starting unless someone is injured.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    Feb. 27, 2014 7:31 a.m.

    Well, it's a good thing the Kings dumped Jimmer, instantly upgrading their defense. I mean, vs Houston they would've given up 135 instead of 129 if he'd been there doing his whole "Ole!" routine!

  • nvfan Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 12:59 a.m.

    I hope Jimmer does not make a mistake, choosing a team based on anything other than good coaching and good team chemistry. It does not have to be a playoff team, but please stay away from teams like the Knicks. San Antonio, Phoenix, Boston Celtics and even the Utah Jazz could be good fits. New York is in disarray with an average at best coach and players that will not help in Jimmers development any more than at Sacramento. There is a good reason that Lin left the Knicks for the Rockets.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 26, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    There You Go Again said:

    "Here's hoping Jimmer finds an opportunity for success...like Alex Smith...and proceeds...like Alex Smith...to make the best of that new opportunity."

    Thank you for the heart felt wishes for Jimmer. However I wish to amend your statement for one that is a bit more accurate:

    Here's hoping Jimmer finds an opportunity for success...like Steve Young...and proceeds...like Steve Young...to make the best of that new opportunity.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    "...“I guess wishes do come true on your birthday when you blow out the candles,” Kings forward Jason Thompson told the Sacramento Bee. “He was always one of the first guys in the gym getting shots up regardless of his situation. He was the ultimate pro, and I wish him nothing but the best.”...".

    The most accurate form of praise usually comes from players on the same team who know exactly what is going on within the organization.

    Similar comments were made regarding Alex Smith when he was on his way out of SF.

    Here's hoping Jimmer finds an opportunity for success...like Alex Smith...and proceeds...like Alex Smith...to make the best of that new opportunity.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Feb. 26, 2014 7:14 p.m.

    Good luck Jimmer!!

  • Todd_i Midway, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 6:49 p.m.

    I hope the Jazz have a bid in.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Feb. 26, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    “Very good playoff teams, I think he’d make a lot of sense for,” Malone said. “If you need a guy who can space the floor and give some of these superstars room to operate, you put Jimmer on the floor. He’s going to keep the defense honest because he can shoot the ball, and everybody knows that.”

    So, he's admitting that Cousins isn't the egotistic superstar he performs like, worthy of having a floor-spreading guard making him more successful. Gotcha. learn the ultimate truth: Cousins is a selfish load of problems, and then he's going to leave to another team for more money and they won't win either. And, you'll be faced with a total rebuild in Sacramento. You had the guy you needed, you just blew it.

  • MurrayMike Murray, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 1:58 p.m.

    What a bonehead Coach Malone, "he can space the floor and shoot the ball, everyone knows that." Well I guess you don't....lol Jimmer Freed!