Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick pointed out the business side of the Fredette
pick, saying that Jimmer will "energize the fan base in ways that not only
sell tickets but also lead to a long-overdue arena deal. That's the business
appeal of drafting Fredette." ===Jazz didn't need
Fredette. They already have an arena.
Kings won - Jazz lost. The Jazz need a man who can put points on the board. I sat next to a Sacramento resident and Kings fan Tuesday night June
21st. The conversation would have been much more interesting tonite than 2
nights ago.We both feel strongly that the Kings should remain in
Sacramento. The Los Angeles area already has 2 NBA tems. Why should they steal
the only NBA team Sacramento has?
Add: I sat by a Sacramento resident at the Disneyland "Soundsational
Parade" 2 nights ago. Would have been interesting to hear his reaction to
the Kings drafting Jimmer.
I'm just very excited that he's made the NBA, not to mention being selected 10th
overall in the first round also, much to the chagrin of those haters who didn't
give him a chance at all. Goes to show that so called Sunday School boys can be
NBA material too if they work hard. Go Jimmer!!!
Very excited about this pick. Will be even more excited if the Sacramento Kings
come my way in 2012-13 to become the Anaheim Royals. But, it will be just like
Jimmer for him to create enough excitement up there to get the arena they need,
which I guess you could say will cause SoCal to get Jimmered.
Raised in Sacramento, moved to Utah and a Jazz fan since Ricky Green and A.D.,
but now going back to my roots. Go Kings!
Guess all of Utah County just became Kings fans. Not that I'm complaining.
Jimmer Fredette was/is a great player, but it will be REALLY nice not to see him
all over the news every time he scratches his armpit for a change. He's not
Michael Jordan, though the Utah media lap-dog seems to think he is.
I am glad that Jimmer didn't go to the Jazz because the Jazz can't win and
people were saying that they only wanted Jimmer to fill the arena. I'm not a
Sacramento Kings fan but I will be following Jimmer as he continues to play
Aggie238It must be frustrating to live a life full of envy and
spite.Does all that Jimmer coverage upset you so much? Perhaps now
we will get more coverage of the Aggie stars like ... uh ... well, you know ...
those Aggie stars.
As a Jazz fan and a Cougar fan I would have loved to see Jimmer in SLC, but Utah
wouldn't have been a good fit for him. Jimmer needs an uptempo offense which
Sacramento has and Utah doesn't. The most alarming statistic on draft night was
that Utah was 31-23 last year under Sloan and they were a horrible 8-20 with
Corbin at the helm. Hopefully Corbin can pull it together or the once proud
franchise will end up in the lottery many times in the future.
JustAnotherNameIt must be frustrating to live a life full of pride
and stiff neckedness.I love BYU fans who don't live there religion,
and why does the Deseret News allow it? half of my comments against BYU that
don't break any rules are not approved, yet all these BYU fans who make a
mockery of not only Deseret News rules, but the standards of the gospel get
theirs published? I'm glad Jimmer is not in a Jazz uniform and it's because of
all the obnoxious BYU fans not because of jimmer himself.
If anything it was better for Jimmer to get out of Utah. Dude is only going to
be exciting and fill arenas if the Kings win games. Unfortunately, the Kings
have a long history of doing the opposite. I'll be following the Kings now b/c
of him. I hope he does well but being drafted by Golden State, the Kings, or
the Clippers is like being sent to purgatory.
The NBA is not like the NCAA. The field is much more talented, more driven and
money oriented. It's going to be a huge wake-up call for Jimmer. I
do wish him the very best.
All those who blog and talk how much they are glad Jimmer is not with the jazz,
be prepared if you are a Jazz fan to still get worked by the kid that worked the
utes for the last four years, your nightmare continues. (I LOVE IT!)Go Jimmer. He still makes Utes fans "cringe"Jimmer pick
your number so I can buy my first jersey ever. And I WILL wear it to every
Kings, Jazz game.
I think it is terrific Jimmer is not on the Jazz for three reasons.1) No
win situation for Jimmer and management.2) The continuation of Jimmer
mania, no thanks.3) In Utah, Jimmer cannot go anywhere without being
malled by BYU fans, kids and their overzelous parents. outside of Utah he can
have some sence of normalcy.
@roquetman: What religion is "there religion?" Never heard of that
It official, I now know more about the Jimmer than about my wife.
A couple of radio stations in Sacramento were going on an on how excited they
were for Jimmer to play for the Kings. They thought the Kings were brilliant for
their selection of the best College scorer. They invited the fans to meet Jimmer
at the airport today at 4pm at Terminal A to welcome him to Sacramento, and wear
purple. The announcers loved the fact that Jimmer was so likeable. He will do
great here and will really get the fan base excited.
if you know anything about basketball you know that Jimmer has flat out
basketball skill - skill that you can't teach. Natural shooting ability that
doesn't come along every year. Any kid out of college can dunk or drive to the
hole but how many can consistently hit open jumpers or create their shot? Not
many. Jeff Hornesek or Reggie Miller come to mind when I think of pure shooters
with quick releases and touch from any range - neither Jeff or Reggie were great
defenders but their ability to hit shots made up for it. You get these eastern
kids who can dunk and explode to the hole but can't hit open shots to save their
lives. I think Jimmer is going to do well in the NBA.
Jeff Hornacek is 6'4"; Reggie Miller is 6'7". Jimmer has the skills
to learn to be a true point and learn some defense, but you can't learn height.
That will be his greatest challenge in the NBA.
roquetman, you really need to take a chill pill. I see nothing that
would indicate that JustAnotherName is not "living his religion".Things will ok, really. I promise.
Nice to see these outlets recognizing Jimmer for being a good player. If any
team needed a guy like Fredette, it's Sacramento. Would have be fun seeing him
in a Jazz Uni---or even as a Knick, but it appears that there will be plenty of
media opportunities even in small market Sac-town. All that's needed is for him
to prove us right. Should be an exciting season. roquetman,You have to be careful about what you say about BYU fans on these boards. Many
will be extremely sensitive and will reply to your one comment ad nauseum about
how you used "there" instead of "their", how you need a
chill pill, how it's really those nasty Utes that are at fault, etc. Plus, I'm
not aware of anything in the honor code that says they can't talk smack or
belittle fans from Utah State. Even the Jumbotron calls the Aggies 'little
brother'.Welcome aboard, bud.
So the consensus national player of the year isn't taken first in a weak draft
and all these fans are bragging about top ten. LOL.
OU812-Name all the consensus national players who have been taken
first. Won't be many.
OU812, remind me where you were selected. Ooops.
Actually, throw out the "one and done" athletes of the last few years
and greater then 50% of the POY go number 1, and more like 75-80% will go into
the top three. just fyi.
Thats the best you got good dr, "argumentum ad hominem." But since you
go there. Whom is in better shoes, the one who is entertained or the one doing
yes, Moderate, and Hornie and Miller were also defensive stoppers.What Jimmer does have in common with Miller is a very quick release. That is
more important than height.
OU812"So the consensus national player of the year isn't taken
first..."Weak sauce from a jealous Utah fan.It's
funny how the haters have been forced to raise the bar, again, and again, and
again.--Henderson is better than Jimmer.--Jimmer will never
get the Cougars past the first round.--Jimmer will never get the Cougars
to the Sweet Sixteen.--Jimmer will never accomplish anything on a national
scale.--Jimmer will never even play in Europe.--Jimmer will never be
drafted.--Jimmer will never be drafted in the first round.--Jimmer
will never be a lottery pick.--Jimmer will never be drafted in the Top
10.--Jimmer will never be anything more than a backup...The
haters keep raising the bar and Jimmer keeps proving them wrong.Michael Jordan was only picked #3. Larry Bird #6. Kemba Walker #9. Jimmer
Fredette #10. Reggie Miller #11. Karl Malone #13. John Stockton #16. Danny Ainge
#31.btw, as the 10th pick in the draft, the concensus POY is
GUARANTEED $3.5 million for his first two years in the NBA.
It will be fun to watch Jimmer prove the Jimmer/BYU haters wrong, their hate and
misery over Jimmer / BYU's success is amazing. They will find anything and
everything to discredit / slam or belittle a BYU players/accomplishments or a
fan. It really just makes them look rediculous. They must have an inferiority
complex and want to make themselves feel better by slamming or belittling
anything BYU/LDS etc.I root for the Utses most of the time, unless they
play the cougs but the ute fans or just BYU haters are so obnoxious that it is
becoming hard not root against them. If it were Bogut or Miller or Jonhson or
VanHorn I was excited for them and hoping for their success. It's sad how the
haters keep hating with all their criticism and faultfinding of BYU players or
BYU success. Clean it up and root for each others success, it will make you
no ou812 it isn't the best I have, but it is the best the censors will allow.
please hurry up with my to go meal, I'm going to watch all the Jim
Boyling-Over highlights from last year. Maybe you could try and tell him that
giving one guy, who isn't very good, 48 points is a bad tactical move.
@lonestarrunnerAinge was picked 31st, only because he vowed to
everyone, that he would not play B-ball but was pursuing MLB, his first
choice.Auerbach contacted him and persuaded him to play, only after
they had gambled with their 2nd pick by choosing him.And where is he
now? A Celtic.Ainge said at the time, the Celtics are the only team
he would have given up Baseball for.Otherwise, Ainge as NPOY, was a
sure top 5 pick, ahead of Chambers and Vranes.Just a little
What's better, eating the slop or serving the slop. I'll serve any day of the