Report: Ex-BYU star Jimmer Fredette to play for Golden State Warriors this summer

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  • And so it begins... Sandy, UT
    June 28, 2019 7:34 a.m.

    Utah-Hawaii Alum

    “Folks that claim Fredette is set for life really need to not say that delusion. I've made over a $million/year for many years, far more than Fredette easily, and it really isn't that much money. It all depends on the lifestyle you live. I'm far more frugal than young Jimmy, could actually buy him cash today in fact...”

    yawn, only in your dreams

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    June 26, 2019 8:58 a.m.

    Folks that claim Fredette is set for life really need to not say that delusion. I've made over a $million/year for many years, far more than Fredette easily, and it really isn't that much money. It all depends on the lifestyle you live. I'm far more frugal than young Jimmy, could actually buy him cash today in fact, and I still cannot retire. Gooooo figure.........?

    Fredette lives in a very expensive house in Cherry Hills(Denver,Co), drives nice BMWs, the wife living her dreams, many expenses galore(rent, agents, trainers, lawyers, publicity people and on and on ...........plus tithing and taxes. Really, Fredette is not all glory without tremendous financial concerns.

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    June 26, 2019 7:38 a.m.

    It is high time for James Taft Fredette to move back to Provo and start a MLM business and/or get his real estate license.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    June 26, 2019 12:16 a.m.

    Time is now becoming a friend or foe for the Jimmer. Either make it work for you now or you are going to miss the boat. The best of luck to you Jimmer.

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    June 25, 2019 11:11 p.m.

    Jimmer thinks he can be the next Klay Thompson, since he is hurt. Yes, Klay makes a bunch of three's, but he also plays defense, shares the ball, sets screens, and is the ultimate team player. Jimmer can only shoot three's, he does not do anything else, just a one trick pony, this will be what the 20th failed attempt at the NBA. Like Elsa said in Frozen, "let it go"

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    June 25, 2019 10:37 p.m.

    Good luck Jimmer. We are all pulling for you.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 25, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    No matter what happens with Jimmer, It is worth reading another article to see the inferiority complex rear its ugly head in the form of the usual obsessed commenters. They still wake up with cold sweats remembering what he did to the chickenhawks.

  • 93 COUGAR Orem, UT
    June 25, 2019 2:24 p.m.

    I just come to the Jimmer articles to read the ute fans' comments. Hilarious that after all this time, they still can't get over him.

    Jimmer was a great college player and I love what he did against Utah and SDSU.

    Glad he can still get paid for doing what he loves. He has made millions in China and is set for life. Besides the money, Jimmer is just a great all around kid. I love to see his charity work and humble attitude.

    Keep up the good work! Best of luck! Dnews keep the Jimmer stories coming!

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    June 25, 2019 1:22 p.m.

    So, the "lonely master," James Taft Fredette will be making $1500 for two weeks playing @ the summer league. He may get some free meals, plane flight and room discounts. Wow? My day rate shooting pics is 3x that amount, plus expenses. Maybe Fredette should get a real job.......?

  • Utah-Hawaii Alum CA, 00
    June 25, 2019 12:01 p.m.

    Ah yes, the Jimmer liv'n the dream again. HAHAHA!

    What did he eat for dinner last night DNews?

  • Flipphone , 00
    June 25, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    Maybe he could play for the Salt Lake Stars?

  • Flipphone , 00
    June 25, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    Why are you BYU fans so infatuated with Jimmer?

  • SportzzFan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    You know who is over-rated? Andrew Bogut amd Alex Smith. And every Utah linebacker that had a 100 sacks in college and then lasted two years in the league.

    Just trying to get into the spirit of things.

  • One of Vai's Cousins DC, Washington
    June 25, 2019 11:02 a.m.

    Big Jimmer fan. But I do laugh at the Cougs who claim Jimmer has not been given a chance. I think his marketability has given 3-4 more chances than he otherwise would have gotten.

    I also laugh at the comments claiming they don’t play d in the NBA. They sure seem to against Jimmer. He is obviously highly skilled by what he did in college and China. But he is just not long, quick, or athletic enough to transfer that to the NBA. Those 6’8” guards with 7 foot reach make life really tough for Jimmer. I love Jimmer. Great guy with an exciting game. I just think he will be doing it overseas for the rest of his career. And that’s okay.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 25, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    Good for him. He's getting paid to do what he loves. I'm jealous.

  • Mind Baggage Bentonville, AR
    June 25, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    I don't think Jimmer is overrated. But his game doesn't translate well to the NBA. If he could become a spot-up 3-point specialist he would have a permanent NBA home.

    But he hasn't been able to do that. He needs the ball in his hands and if he gets that opportunity he could score plenty of points in the NBA and dish out some assists, but given his size and quickness he would be inefficient doing it and the team couldn't complete in the playoffs with Jimmer being their leader. He just wouldn't be good enough to have the offense run through him like this and have the team compete at the highest level.

    Perhaps he could sub in for Steph, play like 12-15 minutes a game owning the ball, and be successful. Could he jumpstart himself like this? If it takes 5 of those minutes for him to get a feel for the game as a reserve, then no, he should just go back to China.

  • Flipphone , 00
    June 25, 2019 8:33 a.m.

    He was a good non conference college player.

  • one liner Dallas, TX
    June 24, 2019 10:13 p.m.

    Good for him, he'll enjoy oakland or San Francisco or wherever they are today.

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    June 24, 2019 8:39 p.m.

    Love the u fans meltdowns over Jimmer. Very funny.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 24, 2019 8:17 p.m.

    The Jimmer needs to learn to play Defense if he wants to stick in the NBA.

  • CO Ute , 00
    June 24, 2019 7:35 p.m.

    @bemorefair

    If I read your comment correctly, Jimmer didn’t get a fair shot and didn’t play well because he was jet lagged. Seems I have heard those excuses before.

    I like the Jimmer and happy for his success overseas but he isn’t an NBA type player. At least two of you talk about him having the ball in his hands. First he is not a starter for any NBA team so either he plays 10-12 min a game with some reserves at PG or becomes the shooter off the bench like Corver for the Jazz.

    With the Warriors he might be a backup ball handler when Curry is on the bench.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    June 24, 2019 5:33 p.m.

    I always said Jimmer is overrated.

    All his "fans" insist he just hasn't been given a chance in the NBA.

    So, what are we (I and the coaches of Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix) not seeing? He's had as much opportunity as anyone else. Yet, in the NBA, he has
    averaged only 6.0 ppg and 1.3 assists, on 41% shooting overall and 37.2% from 3.

    "But, if they would just put the ball in his hands"... yeah, right. If you put the ball in my hands as much as Jimmer had it in college, I could score, too!

    Let's get real: Jimmer is overrated, and it will show even in the summer league!

  • SFSteveS SF, CA
    June 24, 2019 5:31 p.m.

    He's gonna have to make some major changes in "his game" to have a chance to play for the Warriors ...

    First, this is Steph Curry's team and the offense is built around him ... period.

    Second, the Warriors play an intense defense that relies on full participation from all five on-court players. Occasional guest appearances on the defensive end of the court won't be enough to earn him a spot on this team.

  • Leonidas Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2019 4:59 p.m.

    Love the Jimmer.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    June 24, 2019 4:52 p.m.

    At some point I Jimmer decides to run for Romney's Senate seat as he already gets as much coverage.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2019 4:16 p.m.

    Good luck to him. I hope it works out for him this time.

  • BYU Sports Nut Heber City, UT
    June 24, 2019 4:02 p.m.

    When Phoenix made their coaching change I suspected that this would happen.
    I hope that Golden State gives him a chance to have the ball in his hand, run the court and score 30. He can make it in the NBA but it is not as a number 2 guard.

  • Anti Bush-Obama , 00
    June 24, 2019 3:50 p.m.

    Yep Golden State has no chance of winning next year.

  • bemorefair , 00
    June 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    Jimmer's late-season entrance into the NBA with Phoenix was a difficult one to watch. But he also didn't get much of a shot after his first two games in which he had jet lag.

    Jimmer's ability to get his game to translate into the NBA has to be simply allowing Jimmer to play the way he's always been successful - with the ball in his hands. The Warriors' style of play might just be exactly what Jimmer needs to be a successful player in the NBA if Steve Kerr is willing to give it a try. Big if.

    That said, I'll be watching every minutes of the Warriors summer league games. That's for sure. And I'll definitely be cheering for Jimmer. He deserves some success. He's worked so hard for it.