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Things are probably going exactly as planned for Jimmer in Chicago. The Bulls are a playoff team with a successful rotation and a great coach who knows exactly what he has in Fredette. It is probably not nearly as frustrating for Jimmer to be getting limited minutes playing on a winning team than it was sitting and watching a truly awful team lose fifty+ games.  There is an old axiom, "results take time to measure."  Jimmer is in a good situation with a proven coach and  teammates who actually play like a team. His three minutes a game in Chicago will be better for Jimmer in the long run than the ten he was getting in Sacramento.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Game 66 Preview: Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls

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A better story tagline might be "Why the Sacramento Kings no longer made sense for Jimmer Fredette."  Jimmer met the perfect storm in Sacramento--coaches who didn't know how to use a great shooter who was an average defender, selfish teammates, diminishing minutes, ever-changing line-ups, relocation distractions and a polarizing personna(seems like the Sac fans either loved or hated him). Chicago may or may not be the best place for him, but it is clear that Sacramento never was. 

6 months ago on Why Jimmer Fredette no longer made sense for the Sacramento Kings

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Here's a new comment that Kings fans may find interesting:  Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls forward, after hearing that Jimmer might be a new team-mate said, "I've seen that he's got talent," Gibson said.  "{It's just that the team he was on, he never really got a chance to do much because they've got the characters on that team where they don't seem too serious, you know what I'm saying? Playing on strict, good teams kind of brings the best out of a player."  I couldn't have said it any better.

6 months ago on Why Jimmer Fredette no longer made sense for the Sacramento Kings

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It would be hard to find a professional athlete who has been treated worse by a franchise and its coaches. What other NBA coach would watch the best 3 pt% shooter in the league put up twenty-four points, 2 assists and 2 steals in 17 minutes and then sit him for the rest of his season? And then Petey says, "someone's gonna get someone that will really help their team." Is there a team in the league that needs "someone to help their team" more than the Sacramento Kings?  I am happy that Jimmer is getting out of this miserable situation. Free at last!!

6 months, 1 week ago on WATCH: Pete D'Alessandro on potential Jimmer Fredette buyout

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@layituplikeaman  How do you know that the Kings have tried to trade Jimmer. I haven't heard anything like that.  

6 months, 1 week ago on CK Press Box Report: Golden State Warriors 101, Sacramento Kings 92

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@layituplikeaman At the all-star break, Jimmer Fredette is leading the NBA in three point percentage.  What qualifies a player as a "top 100 NBA player?

6 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman Pardon the partisonship, because I know how you hate the "Jimmer love," but very few players have ever shot threes the way that Jimmer can. He is perfectly capable of shooting 50% from three for an entire season and will do it with another team. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman I'm not sure what mathmatic theorem would apply, but I'm quite sure that if Jimmer were getting 25 minutes a game, he would be scoring more than 15 points and there is no reason to believe than he wouldn't continue to shoot threes in the upper 40% range.  But, more importantly, would the Kings win more games?  I think they would but, of course, we will never know. For reasons only Malone knows, Jimmer will continue to get ten minutes a game., even as the Kings continue to lose.  If he doesn't get traded, I would expect him to get fewer minutes, not more, because McCallum, who desperately needs the experience,  will be the PG back-up of the future when Jimmer is gone to free agency. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman Jimmer is now leading the NBA in 3pt%. That is about as consistent as it gets.  He would be a league leader in point production if he had consistent minutes on a better team.  There are many NBA contending teams that can use a consistent three point shooter who can also handle the ball at the 2 guard position. No player in the history of the league has needed a new team as much as he does.  Hopefully, he'll find a new home before the trade deadline.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman It would be a waste of good minutes to play Jimmer alongside IT.  He would rarely touch the ball. IT only passes to Thornton or McLemore when he can't get his own shot. Notice how the offensive flow of the Knicks game changed when IT came in to play with Jimmer. IT and Jimmer are said to be good friends off court, but are like oil and water on-court--no chemistry whatsoever.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Sacramento Kings at All-Star Break Q&A: trade deadline, call-ups and Jimmer Fredette

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@layituplikeaman Jimmer is leading the NBA in 3pt% at .493 and his overall FG% is .48.  How much better does he have to be to get more minutes than a rookie shooting .33 from 3 and .37 overall or a veteran who is shooting .32 from three and .38 overall. Oh, yeah, defense. The next time you watch a Kings game, watch someone other than Jimmer on the defensive end. On the other hand, if Jimmer is on the floor at the same time as IT, he might have the minutes but will rarely touch the ball. The solution is to trade Jimmer for a point guard who can both shoot and distribute.  For so many reasons, Jimmer has to be traded to a team and a coach who can figure out a way to use a great shooter in a true team concept.  It is obvious that neither Smart nor now Malone has been able to do that.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Sacramento Kings at All-Star Break Q&A: trade deadline, call-ups and Jimmer Fredette

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As of February 12, Jimmer was leading the NBA in three point percentage and had enough shots to qualify.  The top three point shooter in the league should be in the three point contest.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Jimmer Fredette not selected to compete in All-Star 3-Point Contest

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When you strip away all of the fan biases, the constant reminder that IT was the 60th pick in the draft and  the inconsistent though at times, dazzling play, IT is a pretty average 5'8" point guard who thinks he is also a shooting guard. He looks better on defense than he really is and gets the benefit of many calls because of his size. There are several reasons that this is a bad team, but I think you have to start with the point guard, who is supposed to direct the offense (no noticeable evidence of this), play good defense (nothing to see here) and assist his teammates (average, at best).  IT is entertaining and you have to love his desire and hustle, but neither the Kings nor any other NBA team will win championships with IT playing thirty-six minutes a game at point guard.

7 months ago on Is Isaiah Thomas just a good player on a bad team?

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@ReptilexcqRep @TABDOG  Jimmer may be a lot of things but "garbage" isn't one of them.  In fact, in the Pelicans game, for the few minutes he got, he played well on both ends of the floor.  Right now, he is shooting 54% from three, has a respectable assist/turnover rate, leads the team in free throw percentage and is only a "loser" because he is playing on a poor team. What is IT's excuse? Cousins'? Gay's?  Seems to me that they are also losers. Jimmer's contribution of eight minutes a game is not the reason the Kings are so pathetic.

8 months, 1 week ago on Michael Malone tired of Sacramento Kings' inconsistency on defense

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The dynamic duo, Grant and Jerry, who spend 90% of Kings broadcast time raving about Isaiah Thomas (how many times do we have to be told that he was drafted 60th?), said the one thing in three years with which I agree.  They pointed out that the "new" Kings team is the most "athletic" Kings team ever and how athleticism is most important and then commented that many great NBA teams, namely the Bird, McKale, Ainge, Parrish and Johnson team may have been notable exceptions.

Jimmer's biggest problem is not that he isn't a great scorer, which he most definitely is, or isn't a great passer or ball-handler (better than his critcs think), but that he isn't flashy enough to get Smart's or Malone's attention.  Mesmerized by IT's and Cuz's antics and "heroics," which end up in losing causes two thirds of the time, Malone wouldn't recognize a winner if he saw one.  He, like most Kings fans, prefer watching the sideshow to winning the main event.  With this team on course to win fewer than thirty games, what could he possibly have to lose by playing Jimmer just twenty minutes a game alongside Cousins, Gay, McLemore/Thornton? 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Extra: Jimmer Fredette's new opportunity and Sacramento Kings assistant Micah Nori on statistical context

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Jimmer is a class act in a tragi-comedy known as Kings Basketball. He should be glad he isn't playing.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Jimmer Fredette weathers storm of trade rumors in Sacramento

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This another reason this franchise was called the worst in professional sports by ESPN. 

9 months ago on Marcus Thornton reclaims minutes from Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento Kings rotation

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So, Jimmer isn't the only one who can't play defense?  Imagine that!

10 months ago on Exploring the Sacramento Kings' early struggles on 3-point defense

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I'm always amused by Sacramento Kings fans who lament the drafting of Jimmer Fredette when they "could have had Leonard."  Anyone who followed college basketball and who saw games between BYU and San Diego State would have called Jimmer's draft a no-brainer. Leonard, who is five inches taller and supposedly more "athletic" had to have help guarding Fredette, who still managed to drop 47 points on him in one memorable game. Leonard, who in one year became a defensive stopper and Jimmer, who became to guy who supposedly can't dribble, can't create his own shot, etc. took very different paths.  Leonard had the good fortune of having one of the best coaches in the league and Jimmer got one who was clearly incompetent and who, for whatever the reason, really disliked Jimmer as a basketball player.  Keith Smart was either too dumb to recognize the great value of a guy who can stretch defenses like maybe no other player in history, who can, indeed, create his own shot, although in a team game, why should he have to, or he used his privileged position to try to destroy Jimmer's career. Now Smart is gone and hopefully, Jimmer will get a real chance.   

1 year, 1 month ago on Sunday Musing: Kawhi Leonard, Jimmer Fredette and finding the right pieces

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I'm not sure about Werner's intelligence or coachability, but Ansah is extraordinary.  He is has just graduated with a degree in actuarial science with a math minor and plays way beyond his two years of football experience.  He is also a track  (sprinter), soccer and basketball athlete who has never suffered a major athletic injury. He is humble, religious and drug-free and may have more upside potential than any natural athlete ever drafted.  As mentioned, his large frame could carry another twenty pounds of muscle without slowing him down. He is going to be a nightmare for opposing QB's.

1 year, 4 months ago on Pick your Poison: Ezekiel Ansah vs Bjoern Werner | National Football Post

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