What you need to know about NBA summer league: Times, places and rosters for Jimmer, Utes and Cougars

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  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    July 3, 2019 7:12 p.m.

    NCOIC

    Jimmer played several years in the NBA, which means, by definition, he had NBA talent.

    More importantly to U, he literally destroyed Utah in his final appearance in the Huntsman Center.

    The Utes were like grade school kids compared to Jimmer.

  • NCOIC Bountiful, UT
    July 3, 2019 2:48 p.m.

    "have ever been Consensus National Player of the Year, winning every major college basketball award?"

    deepcoog:

    Tell us, how many BYU-P players won every POY year award, except one, and are STILL playing in the league?

    We are talking about NBA talent here, and your comment is why we laugh at obsessed coog fans who live in the past.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    July 3, 2019 8:14 a.m.

    utemythology

    “In China, as at BYU, he played against amateurs.”

    Remind us how many Utah players, playing against amateurs, have ever been Consensus National Player of the Year, winning every major college basketball award?

    It’s hilarious how obsessed our jealous little friends on their molehill are of Jimmer.

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    July 2, 2019 6:57 a.m.

    In the NBA, there are lots of very long, very fast perimeter defenders. Not so many in China. The Jimmer can get his shots off all day in China, but has to contend with being guarded by guys who are bigger, faster, and more athletic in the NBA. He might work with the Lakers or Jazz as a spot up shooter because those teams will have good defensive help behind him, but could he beat out Joe Ingles for Joe’s spot? Not likely. Jimmer is a tremendous player, but may simply not have the physical attributes needed to play NBA ball.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 1, 2019 11:41 p.m.

    One*Coog - Austin, TX

    In China, as at BYU, Jimmer has been given the freedom to play his game.

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    In China, as at BYU, he played against amateurs.

  • Flipphone , 00
    July 1, 2019 3:46 p.m.

    Jimmer excelled as a non conference college player and was drafted, but like thousand of other's not good enough to play long term in the NBA. He should understand that he had a shot didn't work out and move on. And so should you Jimmer fans!

  • Carolina Ute Garner, NC
    July 1, 2019 11:27 a.m.

    I think Jimmer was an exceptioal college basketball player. Now he is considered a NBA bust. Good luck Jimmer I hope you can turn things around

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2019 11:19 a.m.

    Morgan Duel - Taylorsville, UT "Why is Jimmer so good in China?"
    For BYU and China, Jimmer is the best player on the team. He is free to do his thing, because if he doesn't do it, who will? In the NBA, Jimmer is not the best player on the team. He can't be free to do his thing, because the ball belongs in the hand of the better players.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    July 1, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    @Lone*Star - Austin, TX

    Morgan Duel

    "I feel bad that in all the chances Jimmer has had, he has not been able to show much. Phoenix, Sacramento, ETC. it is like he is playing tight I hope he does well but I don’t expect it. Why is he so good in China?"

    In China, as at BYU, Jimmer has been given the freedom to play his game.
    = = = = =
    The Chinese play the same defense alignment as Jimmer learned at BYU - ABSOLUTELY no defense what-so-ever, that's why he's able to score in China, he just can't against NBA defenses in the USA.

  • Lone*Star Austin, TX
    June 28, 2019 9:43 a.m.

    Morgan Duel

    "I feel bad that in all the chances Jimmer has had, he has not been able to show much. Phoenix, Sacramento, ETC. it is like he is playing tight I hope he does well but I don’t expect it. Why is he so good in China?"

    In China, as at BYU, Jimmer has been given the freedom to play his game.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    June 26, 2019 12:03 p.m.

    Most players drafted end up washing out anyway. I think it is a much safer bet to trade your drafts for proven pieces.

  • bemorefair , 00
    June 26, 2019 10:01 a.m.

    @coleman51

    haha, too funny. The Jazz picked up a transformational player - one who could potentially take the Jazz all the way to the NBA finals, and you want the management team fired for spending literally nothing for a few picks that no one expects anything from? The Jazz didn't even give up Derrick Favors to get Conley! They were already a 50 win team.

    Yeah, I'm going to, um, trust the team's management on how they are handling things. No offense.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 26, 2019 7:28 a.m.

    I am not sure how much interest there will be this year for the summer league after this draft since no one is even remotely likely to make any team roster. Our draft was a disaster when the Jazz picked up three players, two of which no one in the league or media knew anything about over players that went undrafted but later signed by teams. The misses that the Jazz had in this draft were vastly better than anything we drafted. Perhaps there should be some examination of our whole management team, particularly Dennis Lindsey and Walt Perrin, as to what were their thinking as to what criteria they were using when drafting such weak players that have almost no chance of making anyone's roster over those who have already been signed by teams that we could have had.

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    June 26, 2019 2:42 a.m.

    I feel bad that in all the chances Jimmer has had, he has not been able to show much. Phoenix, Sacramento, ETC. it is like he is playing tight I hope he does well but I don’t expect it. Why is he so good in China?

  • ziggylott Hahira, GA
    June 25, 2019 9:41 p.m.

    The Jazz need to improve at Power Forward. Keep Favors and just add Derrick Williams from Europe League to have a legit replacement for Jay Crowder. Derrick Williams has improved since leaving the NBA and playing over seas. He would be a fantastic addition to Jazz team.