Wow! What an article. I'm so moved by this information. I understand it was a
slow day in sports, but heck this compelling (not) junk is laughable. D-Will and his people don't understand timezones, and listing the odds for
these two guys winnning the tournament was something really valuable. Thanks MS.
Jimmer is a bona fide celebrity. Hoopsworld says he is shooting up
the board. He may be worth much more to the Jazz (raised ticket prices/other
sales) than to any other team. If Jimmer does well in the NY
workouts and starts to get top 10 work outs the Jazz will have to decide if they
want Jimmer or Knight. KOC appears to be high on Knight but Jimmer has to appeal
to Greg and the financial types. If it gets to the point where the
two are perceived as more or less equal then the Jazz should go with Jimmer.
That has not happened yet but the risk of Jimmer being gone at 12 is increasing
rapidly.Knight is a decent defender, very quick and considered to
have a lot of upside. The biggest question about Knight/Jimmer is
how well can they run the flex? CAN they max the overall play of the team?It is not about scoring or defense alone. It is about maxing the ability
of the team on net point differential. Your team has to score more than your
opponent. It is a team game on both D and O.
Wow. Jimmer's the first-ever collegian to be invited to the Tahoe golf event!Guess being a college POY of Jimmer's caliber says something.Hope it's televised.
heir sports;why did you read it and then why did you take the time ot
comment on it? Jimmer Fredette is a bonafide star on a national level. The fact
that he is the first ever college athlete ever invited to this event speaks loud
and clear. There are a lot of Jimmer articles almost every week and I am a
little tired of them too but you know you'll miss them when (if) they stop.
To put Jimmer on the same level as Stockton and DWill is a bit premature. He's
not better than Devon Harris, no way, he may become better, but right now I'm
not sure he's better than any of the Jazz's starting point guards, ever.Jimmer is the best college point guard this state has ever had, but
there is a Grand Canyon sized difference between best college player and best
Jimmer is one of the two best PGs to play in Utah since Stockton? I'm sorry, but
that's ridiculous. Jimmer hasn't even proven that he can play at an NBA level.
There are three PGs currently on the Jazz roster that have proven that and
several that have played for the Jazz in the past that have proven that (Mo
Williams for example).
I think the Jimmer could be the next Adam Morrison...By the way, can any Deseret
News basketball writer confirm the truth to the opinion on Hoopsworld that Al
Jefferson is probably has the worst work ethic in the NBA...Why would the Jazz
who have had Karl Malone, probably the hardest working player ever to play in
the NBA, add Jefferson if he is that lazy?
Just Sayin ...Jimmer is the same height yet lighter (196 vs 202) than
Deron was coming out of college.Jimmer's has a slightly shorter
wingspan (1.75) which translates into a shorter vertical reach (1.5 inches)Jimmer doesnt jump quite as high (33" vs 35")Those
number affect his offensive game which no one doubts will translate into the
NBA. Now the interesting part ...Jimmer is nearly as strong (14 vs
15 Benchpress), more agile (10.42 vs 10.83) and quicker (3.21 vs 3.25 sprint)
than Deron was. I didn't make up those numbers. They are official pre-draft
measurements.From a pure athletic 'ability' standpoint, Jimmer can
play defense ... he just hasn't decided to play good defense yet. I'm hoping he
decides to quickly.He's also strong enough to take the pounding we
saw Deron take as he penetrated the lane. Jimmer will be able to get into the
lane also AND he'll be able to body-up on the defensive end. It's in the
Stopped reading after the first paragraph.To say the two best PGs to
ever play in Utah are Jimmer and DWill and then to throw in, "oh yeah, that
Stockton guy was pretty good too?" Ridiculous. I'm only 35
and I haven't forgotten that Stockton was the best PG to ever play in Utah, on
any team, including visiting teams. I hope DWill and Jimmer both have fantastic
careers and make the HoF one day, but currently there is absolutely no basis to
say they are both better than Stockton.Ridiculous.
Nobody knows how good Kemba, Jimmer, Kryie or Knight are until they see them run
a NBA team for a year. There is reason to believe they are all going to be good.
It will take maybe 3 years to decide if any of them are going to be great.
Sorenson needs his credentials removed for saying Jimmer is one of the 2 best
point guards this state has seen.I'll echo what others have said about ANY
point guard the Jazz have had pretty much ever until Jimmer at least steps on an
NBA court.And to skip past Andre Miller who has one of 2 triple doubles
ever in an NCAA tourney game and 2 sweet 16's, an elite 8 and a championship
game all notched on his belt...simply amazing Sorenson. Lets see if Fredette
gets drafted as high as Miller as well...not gonna happen. And look at Millers
NBA career if you want to go a step further, he'll finish very high on the
all-time career assists list when all is said and done in his career.Fredette is awesome, I'm a fan, but let's keep our feet on the ground and not
look like complete fools with comments like 2 best point guards ever to play in
the state of Utah. One day maybe, but he's got a long way to go.
M S needs a real job at the paper. Please keep him away from BYU stories!
Does anyone on here have a sense of humor. I think Sorenson knows that Stockton
was the best to ever play guard in Utah.
CJ-You have already learned that this is a difficult place for any subtle
humor.....but keep trying. I think the responses are the real joke.