Still waiting for the "Lillard Watch".
I'm with motorbike on this one. Enough with the "Jimmer watch" We
don't need updates on his 6 minutes of playing time. Lets watch lillard
News is driven by interest, which is why Alex Smith stories still appear in the
DN, even though Alex hasn't done anything of note since leaving the Utes 8
years ago.It's funny how our jealous little friends on the hill
whine about the "Jimmer Watch," when Jimmer hasn't even played his
first full season in the NBA.
It looks like previous posters have beat me to the punch. Lillard is a leading
candidate for Rookie of the Year while "The Jimmer" is a leading
candidate for a team in Europe. This is supposed to be the sports section, not a
Sounds like jealous Utah fans are still smarting over being Jimmered during his
last visit to the HC.
Sound someone saying Lillard doing great which is good for him. I
say FREE JIMMER and let other nba team find some usefull need.
@sportsfan and UteanymousSorry guys but me not caring about the
Jimmer watch has nothing to do with The Byu-Utah rivalry... Good try on starting
an argument on here though. I understand the game enough to know that I would
look rediculous to try and belittle the cougs basketball program when they have
ran the utes of the gym the last couple meetings. So before you puff your
chests and get your panties in a bunch realize that i'm not taking blows
at the Y... @Henry Drummond"It's a sports
section and not a fan club" took the words right out of my mouth. Every
week it's the same thing on the "jimmer watch" We understand
he's on a poor team and playing poor minutes. Nothing has changed since
last year. Why write about that every week when Lillard is doing something
pretty amazing. Coming out of Weber state and being one of the top candidates
for the Rookie of the Year award.
Here's the Lillard Watch:The Trail Blazers played five road
games last week, only winning at Cleveland. Lillard also struggled on the east
coast swing, especially against Boston, but got back to form at Cleveland. Here
are the stats:@Brooklyn (Started) 13 points, 7 assists, 6
rebounds@Detroit (Started) 12 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds@Washington (Started) 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds@Boston (Started)
8 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds@Cleveland (Started) 24 points, 11 assists,
6 rebounds.Total Stats: 18.8 ppg, 6.2 apg, 3.30 rpg 43% field goal
percentage.The Trail Blazers close out their road trip at Charlotte
and Indiana before returning to host Sacramento (featuring the DesNews man crush
Jimmer Fredette). Lillard is still getting a lot of attention for rookie of the
RE: SportsFan"It's funny how our jealous little friends on
the hill whine"The Hill? I thought Lillard played at Weber
How did Lillard do?
Oh, please no, DN Sports Department. I don't need to see weekly "Jimmer
Updates." Don't worry readers, I didn't take the time to read this
article, aside from the article title. Allow me to say that as long as he
remains on the Kings, the entire season will be an "up and down" season
for him .... just a hunch!
SportsFan is correct, news is driven by interest. With the Deseret News's
new online business model, clicks are king. That's why we see so many
repeated stories and issues that attract clicks. No longer is it "If it
bleeds it leads." Now it is, "If it clicks, it sticks."
Ah but the coach knows what he is doing and continues to play the guys who
continue to lose games. Gotta love these coaches, who get paid big salaries and
don't know how to manage a team.
Jimmer vs his PG competition so far this year...The following is
based on starter minutes (30.4 avg) for the Kings as of Dec 2nd.Jimmer's stats are listed first, followed by the "starter"
Brooks, then Isaiah:Actual minutes: 10.5 vs 22.9 vs 18.7At 30.4:Points: 18.2 vs 10.1 vs 13.8Assists: 4.1 vs 2.3 vs
2.9Turnovers: 2 vs 1.2 vs 3Steals: 1.7 vs 0.3 vs 0.8Rebounds: 1.5 vs 2.4 vs 2Blocks: 0.3 vs 0.1 vs 0Fouls: 1.7 vs 3.2
vs 2.62-pt shooting: 48.8% vs 49.2% vs 48.2%3-pt shooting:
41.7% vs 39.2% vs 37.5%Free throws: 88.9% vs 50% (career 84.6%) vs
84.6%Salary: $2,339,040 vs $3,250,000 vs $762,195With
Jimmer getting about half the minutes of the other two, it's obvious
he's doing better with the few he gets.Brooks is obviously not
earning is pay, and Isaiah's a bargain. But Jimmer's their future sans
A quick click over to the Ogden Standard Examiner Sports-NBA section online and
I found 3 articles involving The Sacramento Kings and/or Jimmer Fredette on the
first 2 pages and ZERO since November 17th about the JailBlazers and/or Lillard,
yet not a single comment from Ute fans complaining about the disparity or
clamoring for more Lillard news.
Wildcat-Thanks for the Lillard Watch. He is showing that he is a
young solid player with a huge upside. I noticed that there wasn't
information on minutes and turnovers. Do you knowhow many minutes Lillard
played in each of those games? Also, what was the number of turnovers from him
in each game?HTSC.......Weber State actually is on a
Hill as well. :)
Somewhere in NY there is a high school basketball team short an assistant coach
because Jimmer is under contract. Go to your destiny quickly Jimmer....