Why take a chance on Fredette?Because then the Jazz would have one
player that I've ever heard of before in my life. How's that for a
Not a lot of upside to taking Jimmer for the Jazz. However, there
wasn't alot of upside to the Bulls sticking with Steve Kerr for so long
during their championship years and then Dale Ellis who was a deep threat and
niche player had a good career with the Sonics.Jimmer would be a
role player to be sure and provide some instant offense for the Jazz that
sometimes they have lacked in key parts of the game during the last several
Seriously why would the new kings ownership trade away a player who was near the
top in 3pt shooting last year. I mean the old kings ownership was terrible and
had zero basketbal sense, but I can't imagine this new ownership group
doing something like that. Plus who or what do the Jazz have that the kings
Amen, altahoops. It would be nice to recognize someone on the team - especially
during a time that it looks like the Jazz are not going to be competitive.
I understand the reasons for not wanting to have Jimmer on the Jazz and they
likely will never trade for him so it seems worthless to discuss, but I agree
with this article. He was, whether you like it or not one of the greatest
college sports icons that played in Utah. Perhaps there are still some questions
about his ability to contribute, but he really hasn't been given the proper
opportunity to demonstrate his abilities. He is a true competitor and would
bring much needed enthusiasm to a lackluster season.
Get over it! He is too small for a two, and not good enough to run the point. If
you can't guard in the NBA you change teams every year..Just ask Korver.
He's much taller than Jimmer, but he can't guard NBA players good
enough to stick with a team that wants to contend. I think Jimmer would be a
nice pickup to come off the bench against smaller lineups and light it up. But
there's a reason he isn't playing! He isn't on a collage team
that's built around one guy shooting thirty five shots a game. And you want
a player you've heard of? really? really? That's the strangest thing
I've ever see written on here.
Gee, why not. The Jazz shoot threes like guys I see chucking old mattresses out
of their trucks at the landfill. As for defense, how many point guards can stop
the other top point guards anyway? It's all about help defense in the NBA.
Steph Curry can't begin to defend Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook all by
his lonesome. But he can shoot. Speaking of which, what point guard can stop
Fredette? I remember watching teams try to double-team him in college. No two
players I ever saw could keep him from scoring. Just ask Kawhi Leonard.The Jazz need to stretch defenses to give their young bigs room to maneuver
inside. Think Jamal Tinsley is going to do that? John Lucas III? LOL. Give the
Jimmer a chance. He may be just what the doctor ordered.
Why on earth would they, there are more than one reason he's not playing.
He is a great college player but he never was an NBA talent.
There is no question that Jimmer can contribute. In my mind, he'll have a
10-12 year career as a journeyman scoring guard. May even get a ring if he
latches on with the right team (think Miami).The question the Jazz
need to answer is how they can take advantage of his strengths and cover his
weaknesses. Since he is not likely to be a starter, he will rarely be matched up
against the top guards in the league. That tells me that his defensive
weaknesses will be minimized. I think he can wear out opposing second-string
guards as they struggle to stop his offense. Again, that means they will not be
able to focus on their own offense which will minimize his defensive
weaknesses.It's probably worth a shot if you can get him cheap
but I have no idea what the Jazz have to offer that would be attractive to
Sacramento. Maybe Rush or Evans and a bag of chips.
One reason to not trade for him or pick him up as a free agent: no defense.That is all.
It amazes me how many pro scouts write on these blogs. Never was pro material?
Why was he drafted so high or even drafted at all? The kids never been given a
fair shake by his detractors nor by the coaches he's played under. I think
the jury's still out and, if given the chance, could develop into a long
term and pretty steady, positive addition to the right team. The question
remains, are the Jazz the right team. I sure hope so and would drive to SLC a
few times a year from Colorado to watch them if there was a chance he would get
some meaningful minutes.
The Jazz already have a great 3 point shooter on the team who is also a better
defender. His name is Brandon Rush. Brandon's pre-injury 2011-2012 stats
are eye opening.3 point % .4522 point % .544Free Throws
% .795He's also 6'6" inches tall versus Jimmer's
6'2".My hope is that Rush returns at near 100%. If he does
that, there isn't much reason to pickup Jimmer. While I wouldn't mind
having Fredette on the Jazz team, they should not give up much to acquire him.
I love the idea! Jimmer is a great player/shooter and will draw the numbers.
People especially kids LOVE him! And, he is a good person and would fit in well
with the caliber of players on the Jazz team. Go Jimmer! Come to
Look, I love watching Jimmer shoot it up. He's exciting, half the time.
When Keith "Not so" Smart left as head coach, that removes a major
impediment to more floor time for Jimmer. But someone has got to go get 4-5
really nimble pro guards and orchestrate some serious tutorial time on Fredette
developing some defensive skills, because almost all guards in the league can
school him at will. If he dramatically improves defense really soon, he can be
a 2 in the league and make a team really happy to have him around, because
he's got great attitude as a teammate. If he doesn't, he'll be
out of the league and playing in Europe, where he'll be able to play the
style he's stuck in right now.
He'd definitely draw crowds.
I would not agree that the Kings are not trying to move Jimmer. The press and
media say that they are. Kings are loaded at guards and more so at the point.
Watch for Dec 15 when more players are avaliable to be traded. Jazz have a
handful of second rounders. Ian Clark and a second for Jimmer.
All this talk about no D and not being able to play defense against the guards.
The problem is not many people can guard rose, westbrook, parker, paul, and
other premier point guards. So while it's true Jimmer's defense is
borderline non-existent, let's not act like the premier point guards are
The way the Jazz have been going the last few years, if it is the right thing to
do they'll pass on it. If it's the wrong thing to do, they'll
sign in ink immediately. Ever since they gave Ostertag his mega-bonus we have
waited for the elusive championship. And every year it gets further away from
ever being achieved. Bottom line: Who really cares if they do or don't?
Its simple: if you want Jazz to win national title, then trade for Jimmer.If you want to never not win a championship then dont trade for Jimmers.
Jazz was going to take Jimmer or were they, but he was taken by Milwalkee and
traded to Sac Town. Yes, take him and I am sure LARRY MILLER want him too!
Don't you think Gail?
Jimmer has already proven he is a very capable offensive weapon in the NBA. And
his defensive weakness is way overstated.Despite very good
performance in minutes played he is inexplicably given very little opportunity.
He started 2 games in Preseason and played in 3... The Kings won every game he
got minutes in and he was a key factor in 2 of them with points and assists...
Yet tonight he was the only DNP- Coached Decision and the Kings eeked out a 2
point win over the Nuggets... It is clear to me that the Kings have written him
off and any route leading to NBA success for Jimmer will not come through
Sacramento...I don't buy the "poor defense" reasoning
at all... He's not a "shut down artist" but he's not
horrible... I'm a Mavs fan (20 year season ticket holder) and I love
Jimmer... I wish our folks would go after him, we could really use the 3 point
weapon that he brings and the creative abilities that he has with the ball in
his hands... If a team with a decent coach would take him and work with him I
think he has the ability of be a Steve Nash (a former 2 time League MVP)... BTW, on the MAVS we have a hall of famer who is often criticized for his
Defense (Dirk Nowitzski)... I wouldn't trade him for anyone.
Larry would want Jimmer? Yes, he loved people with great character. Jimmer is
such a man with talent to spare.He is also teachable and has the map of Utah
written all over him.Bring him to Utah and watch him shine.We know Jimmer and we
know how to use him.
Sac game with Denver Jimmer gets a DNP coach decision. Any more questions they
want to move him??
I enjoyed watching Jimmer play COLLEGE ball.And in the very few
minutes of playing time he has earned in the NBA, he is still playing COLLEGE
ball.That doesn't cut it, so I think Jimmer will be cut.
Last night's game, when the Jazz needed a 3 and couldn't get one,
demonstrated why the Jazz need Jimmer.Either that, or the Jazz need to
figure out how to shoot free throws. Had they shot just the NBA average on free
throws, they would have won. The Jazz always shoot well below league average on
free throws and give away ten games a year because of it.
isn't it interesting that even though he rides the bench and Sacramento
doesn't want him, there obviously haven't been any suitors willing to
put together any real trade deal for him?LOL!
And byu's best player of the last 30 years can't even get off the
bench.Enjoy Europe Jimmer.Told ya so!
I do not think that the Kings will ever give Fredette a chance. He is their
token and they will just let him go at the end of the year. In addition there
does not seem to be a team that loves him enough to just let him play and give
him a chance. What I see is Fredette being let go and if he wants to keep
playing he will end up outside the U.S.. In today's NBA a kid from BYU has
to be better than Jordan or James to have a chance to even play.
Sac game last night Jimmer gets a DNP Coach dec.. More evidence they want to
It might provide entertainment value for fans in a year that will be ugly. But
I don't think it will happen. Don't hold your breath.
If they do not appreciate his talent at Sacramento bring the kid home, he can
learn defense and I believe he is a great shooter given the opportunity, let him
play more and he will build confidence, once he is confident the sky is the
limit, another Stephen Curry in the make.
Lafe, Are you really trying to sell the idea that Utah County cough!(BYU) fans
would come to Energy Solutions Arena to see Jimmer and pay NBA ticket prices?
Everybody has known for years that BYU fans are notoriously cheep. The only way
they are going to a Jazz game is if the tickets are free. Even with free tickets
they might have to include a hot dog or free gasoline.
@Little Andy,Yes, they want to move him.Problem is, no
one wants to bring him in.
We need some shooters - Jimmer is over 40% 3pt shooting in the NBA. Pull the
The Jazz desperately need a guy that can take big shots in the final 3 minutes.
They have no one that is stepping up. Hayward is not going to be that guy. They
could pick Jimmer up cheap.
Considering Jimmer sat on the bench all night last night, it would be a gift to
Jimmer to be traded, anywhere but Sac would be good for Jimmer it seems.
It would be a disaster to bring Jimmer to Utah. Too little to offer for far too
great a distraction.
Pros for trading for Jimmer? None.Cons fro trading for Jimmer?
I wouldn't give a 2nd round pick for Jimmer Fredette.
Jabari Parker will draw a crowd just as easily as Jimmer. He will live up to the
hype also which is the biggest difference.
So sad jimmer didnt go to be a Ute because he would be the most valuable player
in the nba rite now.Go Utes!
After watching the Jazz brick up three's last night it would seem to me
that Jimmer would be a good fit for the Jazz. After all he is a better 3 point
shooting than any of the Jazz players. Yes, go after him.
Jimmer can shoot - but his confidence is gone due to his stint in lowly
Sacramento. It would take a great coach to light the fire in him again.
So few comments, so little controversy...all the proof we need that no one would
come to watch him play. And, he's proven he can't overcome criticism
and had never proven his detractors wrong. No brainer.
Chris B, I'm sorry but you don't know what you are talking about...
Jimmer is still very much liked in Sacto, just not played much... There have
been several teams willing to offer 2nd round picks but the Kings think that
he's worth more and he is...He will either be played by the
Kings this year or he will be played by some other team... And when he gets the
exposure he will dazzle... Mark it down...
After watching Jimmer in this clip, tell me he is not better than Burk,
tinsley,lukes And the others. All this defense bull, drives me crazy. Would you
rather have Hayward shoot that three against olka. or Jimmer? You tell me.
If the Jazz traditionally keep 3 point guards why can't Jimmer be one of
You people are seeing all those threes the jazz are making, ha ha show me those
so called good shooters talked about, as reasons not to get Jimmer. Or is it
that Corbin refuses to play them. You tell me. You haven't so far. U of U
thinking, who needs it? By the way how good are they anyway.