Good for lil jimmer, keep the dream alive, wish him the bestThat said he
aint no NBA level talent, time to let him be what he is coug fans.@Blue doggieBut he IS small ... so was John Stockton. Could Stockton
play NBA now? Sure, he was a fantastic passer. Did he play defense? No.Are u really going to use a HOFer and the GOAT PG as a measuring stick?
Little John was a 2x steals leader as well as a 5X 2nd team all defensive
player, but you're right, he didn't play any defense, just like little
jimmerAgain, wish HIM the best, wish u fans would let it go
I understand the frustration for Ute fans. The DesNews readership is strongly
members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thus, it also leans
strongly toward BYU. Unfortunately, it is the only paper not behind a paywall. I
don't know if the Trib even has an open comments section like this. Jimmer is the only Y guy in the NBA. so he gets disproportionate
coverage. I expect dispropootionate coverage of Kuzma, Poeltl and the others in
the Tribune. I expect more coverage of the Weber State guys in the
Standard-Examiner and so on. It's frustrating so I understand
it. But complaining as a minority will not change it.
@SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UTApril 4, 2019 2:02 p.m."Jimmer was 0-4 on 3 point shots, but normally he makes those. That would
be another 12 points, so with a little creative thinking, that means Jimmer had
an imaginary 22 point night which ties his NBA career high! Awesome!!Am I wearing the blue goggles right?"Actually, you are a
little off. You see if he had actually made those three's, he would have
shot more with his confidence going up. Also they would have left him in the
game because he was lighting it up. That's good for another 12 points
making his total 34 points. Can't you just give him a chance?
Love the Jimmer and all the utes that still read all his press. Keep it coming.
He had two steals, including one for a difficult coast to coast layup. Someone
with no defense doesn't steal anything!He's still
re-adjusting to the NBA and to his new teammates. Let's see what happens
when he acclimates and starts hitting threes at a decent percentage. I'd
like to see him get an assist ever 5-7 minutes too.
It will be fun to watch Jimmer. I watched a lot of his clips from China and that
guy can shoot. I'll get his NBA range if they play him. In the NBA promo
league he was MVP. Still didn't get much of a chance. Coaches wouldn't
play him.But he IS small ... so was John Stockton. Could Stockton
play NBA now? Sure, he was a fantastic passer. Did he play defense? No.That was then, this is now. Everybody is taller and most can shoot. But
dissing Jimmer? Come on, that's just mean. Go Jimmer and don't listen
to your haters. All 10 of them.
BYUalum - South Jordan, UTApril 4, 2019 7:14 a.m.Congratulations to
Jimmer and Whitney on their little baby boy! How exciting for their family.We will always love Jimmer. He's a great person, a great teammate,
and a great basketball player. -------2 out of 3
isn't bad... great teammate, now that's debatable!
Flipphone - , 00April 4, 2019 9:20 a.m.You all do understand that
Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?-------These are
the same people who think he's an NBA All-Star, after 7 tries he just
hasn't found the right team/coach who knows how to use his talents.He plays defense like James Harden, offense like Stephen Curry.
Jimmer has his best game so far and all the usual obsessors come out in droves
pretending they don't care.Daily laugh acheived!Gotta love what the coach says about Jimmer. An off season with the team with
do wonders for him!
Hey I love Jimmer, but I hate to say this, but he's guy that likes to have
the ball in his hand and rarely passes it. Some of his shots looked like he
forced them up. I think, for him to have success (nba) he needs to be more like
a Korver and run off screens and picks to shoot or drive.
Jimmer was 0-4 on 3 point shots, but normally he makes those. That would be
another 12 points, so with a little creative thinking, that means Jimmer had an
imaginary 22 point night which ties his NBA career high! Awesome!!Am I wearing the blue goggles right?
@ekute and @guidoSounds like Jimmer is living in your heads rent
free, along with a bunch of other BYU athletes. Must be crowded in there.Jimmer: start nailing those 3's, buddy! That why the Suns brought
you in. You can do this! Go Cougars!
Jimmer is the Mitt Romney of the DNews sports section.
He was -21 in 22 minutes. The dn doesn't like it when someone says so, but
the coaching job at byu is really his natural next move.
@Flipphone - , 00April 4, 2019 9:20 a.m."You all do
understand that Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?"Who cares
about the Jazz?
Wow, the suns should offer him a super max contract 10 points outstanding no
defense that's beside the point, beside that he went to byu
I am not a nay sayer. I am hoping that Jimmer has great success. He has worked
hard and stuck with it for a long time. I also think he (finally) has the right
coach to help him achieve his goals. As far as the article goes about
"having the right people around him", this is true with every team and
player in the NBA. Nobody really expects LeBron James to win games all by
himself. He needs players to get him the ball, screen for him, and even
rebound. The thing Igor is looking at is who he can have on the floor with
Jimmer so that they ALL benefit.If Booker shares the ball with Jimmer more, and
Jimmer has success, that only opens up the floor more for Booker. Just look at
Joe Ingles last night. There is not one single person who believes Joe can
carry a team like Mitchell can, and yet Ingles had 8 assists while scoring 27
points on 76% shooting (10 of 13), all of which opened the floor up for Mitchell
and company to get the job done. Igor is right, he just needs to find the right
chemistry between his players. Once Jimmer gets comfortable, he can do a lot
for a team like Phoenix.
-21 in 22 minutes played? I didn't think that was even possible!
Glad to see Jimmer get some minutes. Still can't stay with NBA guards on
defense, but did alright over all. Didn't get to watch him playing in
China, but he jacked up a couple bricks from three that were very ugly.
He's out there to score and that didn't look like a scorer stroke.
"there's no big issue with Jimmer's D"... there's no big
issue with his O either, but we can't stop writing about it. 😹
Everyone can shoot threes in the NBA now. Many of them are much bigger, taller,
and faster than Jimmer. Why all we still obsessing over this. If he was 6 foot
10 and 50 lbs bigger he might be able to defend. He isn't shooting well
because the NBA is bigger and faster than collage or China. Keep hoping but it
is what it is.
There is No big issue with Jimmer's "D". That is totally a
non-starter since nearly all pure scorers in the NBA rarely play "D".
You all do understand that Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?
When he makes his first 3 pointer of the season, I'd like a pledge from the
DNews to provide plenty of pics and comments from the opposing team and a chart
of where it was launched and why it is considered by many experts to be in the
top ten of "Important 3 Pointers Made This Season". Also---let's
stop with all of the comments about what a nice guy Jimmer is. We get
it--he's nice. So is my Aunt Betty but she can't hit the three to save
@ekute and @guidoComplaining about Jimmer coverage, and yet here you
are, reading the article and commenting on it. Hmmm, maybe the DNews knows what
it is doing.
@One of Vai's CousinsYou should be writing the column!I do think Jimmer has improved in one area since we last saw him in the NBA.
He used to shoot the three even when it was well-guarded. Last night he was
going around the defender and taking a two-point shot instead. That may help
open up the three for him if he keeps doing that.The big issue is
still his defense though. His plus/minus was -21 in twenty-two minutes of play.
He needs a lot of work with a defensive coach to teach him how to move laterally
so he can at least stay in front of the man he's guarding.
Good for Jimmer. How did Kuzma do in his last outing? Lillard? Poeltl?
Bogut?With all of the collegiate players that have come out of Utah
and are having decent NBA careers, it makes me chuckle every time the light gets
shined on Jimmer. I get that he was something special in college, but that was
8 years ago. Maybe it's time to let it go?What am I saying?
That's crazy talk. I'm looking forward to a 2 page article laid out
with full color photos the next time he takes his kids to Disneyland. I'm
sure it will be riveting.
He's a 30-year-old 8 year professional. Why do we talk about him like
he's an up and coming rookie that needs to be handled with kid gloves? Why
would any NBA coach want to create special situations to help him succeed. He
should be seen as a seasoned specialist that comes in to spark and boost a team
It would have been hard to do worse than the prior game versus the Jazz. Once
again, any team Jimmer plays for seems to go nowhere, either in China or the
NBA. Correlation, and just maybe, causation.
Congratulations to Jimmer and Whitney on their little baby boy! How exciting for
their family.We will always love Jimmer. He's a great person, a
great teammate, and a great basketball player. I hope Jimmer "simmers"
down and plays the great game of basketball of which he is capable. This was
always his dream--to play in the NBA. It sounds like he has a coach who believes
in him!Go BYU! Go Cougars!
Good to see Jimmer is getting comfortable with some time in the Suns system. He
is over 50% the last few games but needs to start hitting his threes - the one
area he can potentially stand out. Coaches comments kind of puts Jimmer’s
NBA challenge in perspective - great guy, professional, good shooter, but teams
have to really take his liabilities into account when putting him out on the
court. They can’t just throw him out there without making sure the players
around him can make up for his lack of size, length, athleticism and defensive
deficiencies. He really needs to be knocking down threes at a high rate to
warrant that kind of liability. Unfortunately he has only been a good but not
great three point shooter in the NBA and is why this is his seventh chance to
prove he belongs. He really needs to almost lead the league in threes to
counterbalance the negatives. So far in Phoenix he is shooting 0% from deep.
That needs to change fast!