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Jimmer watch: Fredette returns to the state of Utah for second time this season

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  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Welcome back to Utah Jimmer! Looking forward to you hooking up with a team that can take advantage of your deadly spot-up shooting someday.

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    By the way... Lillard had 23 points and 8 assists and 26 points and 5 assists in the two games they played last week against the Jazz. Not to metions the Rookie of the Month award for the 3rd straight month. It'll be fun to see if Jimmer and match it. It's so crazy how Lillard is playing so great right now and can't get one article about it and Jimmer can't get any playing time but they seem to find a story about it.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    Mitchell_12

    Why don't you get the Ogden paper to create a little Damian Lillard watch?

    Obviously, there's not a great deal of interest here.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    Jimmer isn't getting playing time for a reason. Big two guards own him. Big point guards own him too! There's been a bunch of shooters come out of collage and not make a dent in the NBA because they are a defensive liability. Jimmer will find himself a spot in the NBA, but he will struggle until he learns to play offense as a team player, and some defense, neither was required form him at BYU.

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    Riddles

    I'm just letting those people that are interested know. I think you'd be suprised how many people really are interested. A potential rookie of the year that played his college ball in Utah is pretty interesting... or does he HAVE to be from BYU for everyone to be interested?

  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    @Riddles,

    Plenty of Lillard interest here! Send Jimmer Watch to the Ogden paper. Or whatever publication covers backup NBA players struggling to get playing time!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Who was better - Willie Sojourner or Damian Lillard??

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Jimmer is the best player to have ever played basketball in the state.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    Tom in CA
    Vallejo, CA

    We do know who is better between Jimmy and Lillard.

    Lillard by a mile.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Lillard is awesome! What an NBA talent. Fredette is a good person.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    @54-10
    Who did better against the u? Jimmer OWNED the u! Waiting your reply.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Let me be more specific for Cougar "fan".

    As of Monday February 4, 2013, observing the play and NBA basketball careers to date of Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Lillard, I would submit that, based on their NBA play as of the aforementioned date, Mr. Lillard is better than Mr. Jimmy.

    By a mile.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Would love to see the Jazz pick up Jimmer in a trade just so the booing Ute fans that attend Jazz games will be conflicted. Heh.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:48 p.m.

    Mildred nailed it. Best. Ever.
    And the results prove it.

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    54-IQ

    You're obviously still smarting from Jimmer's one-man demolition of Utah in Jimmer's last appearance at the Huntsman.

    On a collegiate level, it's silly to even try to compare Jimmer and Lillard.

    Jimmer - nation's leading scorer during his senior season; named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press, Basketball Times, CBS Sports, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports, the Sporting News, and 2011 Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award; earned every major National Player of the Year honor, including the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, the Adolph Rupp Trophy, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Played in the NCAA tournament every season during his BYU career.

    Lillard - Big Sky Player of the Year; AP 3rd-Team All American; Weber State never played in the NCAA tournament during Lillard's Weber State career.

    Final Season Comparison
    Jimmer - 28.9 points/game, 3.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists/game, 1.3 steals/game
    Lillard - 24.5 points/game, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists/game, 1.5 steals/game

    Jimmermania will live forever in college basketball lore.

    Lillard's college career won't be remembered outside of Ogden.

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    Eddie

    Who does better against NBA talent? As 54-10 said, Lillard by a mile!

  • wyoming cougar Green River, WY
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:16 p.m.

    Considering that their comments are always so similar I would imagine that the fish from Bountiful and the lady from Fillmore are either one and the same person or significant others. I'm not surprised at all that he would concur with her statement, as trolling runs in both their blood.

    As for Lilliard and Jimmer- they are both great players. One was a better college player (although both owned the u), and one is in a great situation in the Nba with 30+ minutes per night on a team that shares the ball and isn't overloaded at the guard position like the other one. Consistent minutes would help drastically with Jimmer's game- as he's put up some good numbers when he gets the minutes. What Lilliard is doing is awesome, however, and I wish him the best of luck for continued success, although I wouldn't mind seeing Portland lose all their games (& the Kings for that matter).

    As for the Deseret news- it seems ridiculous that I've had to submit this comment 3 times now for nothing that is offensive at all, considering things I've read from others.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    Watching the Jazz/Kings game tonight.

    Anyone want to comment on Jimmy vs Lillard now?

    That was brutal Jimmy.

    I'm waiting for a Jimmy rant from Ducky like he does on every Alex Smith article.

    Ducky?

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:51 p.m.

    Great game Jimmer... More turnovers then points or assists. Keep ahold of those college memories. At least you can say Jimmer was a better player in college. I'll give you that. I'll take rookie of the year over that any day.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    Ogdenite

    "At least you can say Jimmer was a better player in college. I'll give you that."

    Wow, that's quite a concession, considering the fact that Jimmer's college career was so overwhelmingly better than Lillard's that you'd have to be completely clueless about college basketball to argue otherwise.

    So what exactly does "taking Lillard's rookie NBA season" do for Weber State? Will that get the Wildcats into the tournament this year?

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    Jimmer was in a different situation in collage. I doubt there is a team in the NBA that will let you shoot forty times a game, and not play defense. That BYU team was built around letting Jimmer fire away. They had several defensive standouts that covered for his lack of lateral defense. The NBA game is much quicker, "Jimmer said so" and exploits everything your game lacks. I have family and friends in the Kings area and they all read the same thing. Jimmer has not grasp the NBA game yet, that is why his minutes are going down. He will find a spot on a team because he can shoot the ball, but there are plenty of hot shooting players that cannot make it in the NBA. Comparing him to Lilliard is ridiculous. Lilliard came in and took over a NBA team, and he will win rookie of the year. This has nothing to do with the minutes Jimmer is getting. Lilliard is a top point guard, Jimmer is a tweener that can shoot, but he is too small for the NBA two guard, and his point guard skills aren't even good enough to claim many minutes.

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    It doesn't do anything for weber state. I'm saying as a player I would rather have success in the NBA than in college. I like Jimmer, I hope he has a good solid NBA carrer. I'm just fed up with Lillard not getting any recognition, and Jimmer still getting all the attention when Lillard is playing a lot better.