With extended minutes, Jimmer Fredette plays better with 10 points against Jazz

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  • whatsinaname? , 00
    April 5, 2019 9:16 p.m.

    Good for lil jimmer, keep the dream alive, wish him the best
    That said he aint no NBA level talent, time to let him be what he is coug fans.

    @Blue doggie
    But 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 jimmer
    Again, wish HIM the best, wish u fans would let it go

  • BrianB Greencastle, IN
    April 5, 2019 2:53 p.m.

    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.

  • Jello is Good ,
    April 5, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    @SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UT
    April 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?

  • Robroy Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 8:06 a.m.

    Love the Jimmer and all the utes that still read all his press. Keep it coming.

  • Sukiyaki Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 5, 2019 5:29 a.m.

    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.

  • BlueHusky Saratoga Springs, UT
    April 4, 2019 7:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 4, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    BYUalum - South Jordan, UT
    April 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.

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    2 out of 3 isn't bad... great teammate, now that's debatable!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 4, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    Flipphone - , 00
    April 4, 2019 9:20 a.m.
    You all do understand that Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?

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    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.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 4, 2019 5:04 p.m.

    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!

  • Wise-sage Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 4, 2019 3:51 p.m.

    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.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    April 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?

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    April 4, 2019 1:47 p.m.

    @ekute and @guido

    Sounds 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!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 4, 2019 1:17 p.m.

    Jimmer is the Mitt Romney of the DNews sports section.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2019 12:52 p.m.

    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.

  • Fear the Turtle!! ,
    April 4, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    @Flipphone - , 00
    April 4, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    "You all do understand that Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?"

    Who cares about the Jazz?

  • Blazer fan ,
    April 4, 2019 10:59 a.m.

    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

  • water rocket , 00
    April 4, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 4, 2019 10:20 a.m.

    -21 in 22 minutes played? I didn't think that was even possible!

  • CyCarloUte slc, UT
    April 4, 2019 10:09 a.m.

    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.

  • KimmyP Grantsville, UT
    April 4, 2019 10:07 a.m.

    "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. 😹

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    April 4, 2019 9:30 a.m.

    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.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    April 4, 2019 9:26 a.m.

    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".

  • Flipphone , 00
    April 4, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    You all do understand that Jimmer doesn't play for the Jazz?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 4, 2019 9:03 a.m.

    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 her life.

  • Florwood American Fork, UT
    April 4, 2019 8:54 a.m.

    @ekute and @guido

    Complaining about Jimmer coverage, and yet here you are, reading the article and commenting on it. Hmmm, maybe the DNews knows what it is doing.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 4, 2019 8:27 a.m.

    @One of Vai's Cousins

    You 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.

  • Guido Pescatore Layton, UT
    April 4, 2019 8:22 a.m.

    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.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    April 4, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    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 when needed.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 4, 2019 7:24 a.m.

    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.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 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. 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!

  • One of Vai's Cousins DC, Washington
    April 4, 2019 1:01 a.m.

    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!