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@nchr  

Exactly!

“Can Jimmer play in the NBA?  Sadly after 3 seasons I still don't know, which is more a judgment of this organization than Fredette.” Well said nchr.

If Smart or Malone ever played him, we would know. Macallum played 28 minutes last night—when did Jimmer ever get that kind of pt? Apparently the Kings brain trust was so convinced that Jimmer is no good from getting a better look at him in practice and so forth, that they didn’t feel it was necessary to play him more minutes to find out if he could play.

The only problem with that logic is that these are the same geniuses that drafted Ben MacRobinson and stubbornly continue to run him out there for 25 minutes a game to stink the joint up when it’s obvious to us real basketball experts that he is a hopeless case.

And Chicago apparently thinks it’s worth a small risk to see if the Kings are making a mistake with Jimmer. And the Kings should have made sure too. There was no mystery that Isaiah was a good player—Malone didn’t need to keep running him out the 42 minutes a game. For what—they are in last place for crying out loud! The Kings should have given Jimmer some Macallum type minutes for 25 games or so to make certain he was a bust—dumb.

Oh, and sorry about the ad hominem stuff—it’s a bad habit I picked up from listening to the Grant Napear Show!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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@Jim Les for 3 @Charger11@KennethBrody  

Well, you just proved my point for me--

“But I'm willing to bet much more on the Kings organization's ability to make those assessments than your ability.”

You don’t even know who I am?

“Remember how much more they know about a player than you do. They see practices: we don't. They know the player's personality: we don't” Apparently not—I could tell in no time from watching the Maclamore and Robinson were busts. I don’t need to see practices or anything else—all I need to see is he has bad hands—can’t play.oh, but I forgot, according to you I’m not qualified, because I’m not a “professional” You sound like either a bureaucrat or a college professor—scheesch!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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@Jim Les for 3 @Charger11@KennethBrody  

I believe the “assists” metric in basketball has some flaws—it is not perfect. For example, it would be interesting to count dribbles and compare that to assists—I believe that Isaiah Thomas gets cheap assists because he is always dribbling so much. Theoretically, if a point guard dribbled out the shot clock every possession and passed the ball of with 5 seconds left, that PG would get a lot of assists because the player receiving the ball has to jack it up before the shot clock expires. I think this generally accounts for Isaiah’s “assists”

And, I don’t think IT “earned” his playing time either—this is not an ethics class. For example, you might have a player who has a ceiling of 100, let’s call him Jimmer, and he shoots 38%-42%-49% from 3 his 1st 3 years, but is slower to develop. Then you might have a player that has a ceiling of 80 that is faster to develop, let’s call him Isaiah, and he shoots a consistent 36% from 3 (which is league average). It would be intelligent for certain “people who work in professional basketball” to give more player development time to the player who has the higher potential. Especially considering the KINGS ARE IN LAST PLACE—HELLO!!!!!!!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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@Jim Les for 3 @KennethBrody  

“I just don't understand why you would call people who work in professional basketball "simple-minded" in contrast to your own abilities to project player performance.”

You make the same mistake that many people make—you assume that the Kings management and coaches are better evaluators that any fan could possibly be. That is really a bad assumption—and yes—a stupid assumption. There are thousands of basketball fans out there—surely there are some that understand basketball a lot better than certain “people who work in professional basketball”

For example: The “professionals” that you refer to drafted Ben Bricklamore who is and will be a bust. He has bad hands. Hands of stone. He has some kind of hand-eye-coordination problem. The ball is slippery to him. The ball is always slipping out of his hands. He’a always dropping the ball. And these professionals: GM D’Allesandro, Coach Malone, and the rest of the brain trust can’t see it. Screw them, they don’t show me they know crap!

Michael Jordan drafted Kwane Brown #1 pick—a bust—Is MJ a “professional” who deserves deference?

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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@Jim Les for 3 @KennethBrody 

Who cares if "it's his own fault"? you're not arguing with your wife trying to establish blame. Maybe he's sensitive--so what?


"Every other kings player" was not treated like crap like Jimmer was. You're talking nonsense.


Isaiah Thomas was "developed" by given extensive playing time. He is an average shooter--so what have you got? An interesting player who is a ball stopper--that is deadly.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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@KingsAllDay  

That is a good example of linear thinking—KingsAllDay—isn’t tall enough to be a SG?

On offense he is faster than taller players—the rap on Jimmer that he can’t dribble is a myth because of the ball handling trouble he had his 1st year, he has fixed that but the parrots continue to repeat it. Jimmer is a load—he’s fast and smart. He can lose anybody of the dribble. He’s a great player, just turn him loose and see.

I see his Steve Nash type point guard skills—a very smart player who sees the floor and can create for himself and others. Again this myth that he can’t dribble and is just a pure spot up shooter is the bull (no pun intended) that just keeps getting repeated by the parrots.

On defense, they want to isolate and pick on Jimmer—good! That’s just what the coach should want. That rarely works. It takes the other team out of it’s offense and 4 players stand around watching somebody isolate on Jimmer so they can get a 15 foot jump shot—we’ll live with that—no ball movement, 4 players standing around watching somebody go 1-on1, shooting jumpers—sounds like a King’s offensive plan, lol!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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Consider this possibility:

It is just possible that, because of player abuse by coaches Smart and Malone, we haven’t seen the real Jimmer yet.

The 2 years of abuse under Keith Smart are well known—Jimmer plays a good game and gets 3 DNPs as his reward.

Malone stiffed Jimmer in the very first preseason game—he was the only King with a DNP. I’m sure this was a real blow to Jimmer—after 2 years of abuse by Keith Smart, Jimmer must have felt like he was finally out of jail, and now it’s like—oh no, the nightmare continues!

Then, Jimmerput up 21 in the 2nd half against Phoenix in preseason, then back on the bench.

He hardly played at all until they traded away Vasquez, then he got into the rotation as backup PG.

The normal rotation was that Jimmer would play the 1st 6 minutes of the 2nd and 4th quarters.

Malone however, always rotated Jimmer in as the last substitution. The rotations would start at the 4 minute mark in the 1st quarter and by the end of the quarter all the player would be rotated except Jimmer—a clear message of no confidence from Malone (This looks like Malone saying: I don’t want to play you Jimmer, but Isaiah needs a breather.).

Then, if Jimmer made any mistakes, or, the bench was losing ground in the game, Malone would yank Jimmer 2 or 3 minutes into the 2nd quarter, rather than allowing Jimmer to play his 6 minutes—another message of no confidence by Malone.

The exact same pattern would be repeated in the 4th quarter—2 more slaps in the face to Jimmer—last man rotated in, and yanked if he made any mistakes or missed a couple of shots.

Or, if the game was close, Malone would not play Jimmer at all in the 2nd half and Isaiah Thomas would play the entire 2nd half—again, another vote of no confidence in Jimmer by the coach.

And remember, all this on a last place team! You’re in last place and you have to rush Isaiah back in—you can’t afford any player development time!

So, my point is just this: It is clear that Jimmer was abused by Malone psychologically, you just can’t argue the point—it is a fact. It is inconceivable to me that Michael Malone could be so obtuse to wreck his player like this. It’s like kicking your own dog—why would you want to ruin the confidence of a player? Apparently the Kings are just too stupid to understand what they were doing to Jimmer? So, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy—Jimmer is treated like a dog by Malone and tends to play like a shell-shocked victim of post-traumatic stress disorder. It seems clear to me watching Jimmer play that he was tentative and not playing with confidence. So, I think possibly Jimmer haters see this inept stumblebum and say he obviously can’t play in the NBA, and Jimmer lovers put his performance in context of the coaching abuse by Malone and Smart, and say: this kid just needs to get his mojo back and the real Jimmer will emerge. It’s possible—we’ll see.

GO JIMMER—YOU’RE FREE AT LAST!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on A final conversation with Jimmer Fredette

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Thank god Jimmer wasn't guarding Harden last night--he might have put up 50!

Good thing we have Bricklemore MacRobinson and Outlaw to hold him to 40 (Jimmer can't guard SGs, you know!)

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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BOYCOTT THE KINGS

Step back and look at the bigger picture.

Jimmer haters obsessing about his defense......

The kings are in last place—they stink. So, they have bigger problems than obsessing so much about they can’t play Jimmer because of his defense.

HELLO! Is that you Grant? He is the NBA leading 3-point % leader! HELLO!

You’re in last place.

He put us 24 in half a game the one time he got any minutes.

Play him 42 minutes and see if maybe he puts up 48.

You’re a horsebleep team in last place.

And you think Jimmer’s defense is an issue.

You’re an idiot Malone.

BOYCOTT THE KINGS

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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more nonsense from dabychop.


Jimmer is a playmaker 1st and foremost. His natural position is PG, not SG. If you can't see that, I can't help you! You're hopeless.


Guy gets to play half of a game once all year, puts up 24, and we have to listen to you caomplain about he can't get through screens/ Wake up Grant!

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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Daddychop:

You are wrong sir:

Isaiah is shooting 37.2% from 3-point line.

League average is 36%.

So he is at league average.

Jimmer leads the league at 49%--no comparison.

Who cares where his 3-point % ranks in relation to other point guards--3 pointers are not sensitive to position--IT is average 3-point shooter. Consistently average for 3 years.

stop bsing about this please.


Who cares where he ranks vs Wall and Irving--they are low % shooters like Isaiah.

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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@Jim7419  

BOYCOTT THE KINGS

And another thing—how can Malone be so obtuse to treat any human being this way?????????????

Jimmer scores 24 in half a game and wins the game for the kings in New York and then gets 4 minutes and a DNP in the next 2 games. And MM (Moron Malone) in bragging about how great it was for him to win the game in front of his mom and dad! Screw you and your mom and dad. Are you kidding—jimmer won the game.

And then MM gives this insincere moronic statement that he texted Jimmer to tell him he still believes in him!!!!

There has to be something wrong with this organization to allow this abusive treatment.

BOYCOTT THE KINGS

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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@Jim7419  

And it seems sooooooooo crazy. Boob Malone plays Isaiah Thomas 42 minutes and Jimmer 6 minutes all year until now. For what? They’re in last place.

Apparently the kings “brain trust”, and of course I use the term loosely, thinks Jimmer is a bust. But, if they had a brain, don’t you think they would have given him some extended playing time just to hedge their bet in case he goes somewhere else and exposes them as idiots? Which they are!

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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48 minute Isaiah infomercial lovefest from comedians Grant napear and Jerry Reynolds.


BOYCOTT THE KINGS1.

7 months ago on CK Press Box Report: Sacramento Kings 105, Boston Celtics 98

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Mike/Troutin

That’s an interesting idea you have about Cousins being the culprit—does anybody else know anything about this? Whether it is true or not.

It would make sense that this Malone is scared to death, knowing he will get fired if he gets on the wrong side of Cousins because Ranadive has his nose up Demarcus’s backside.

I mean Cousins has so many weaknesses in his game:

1.Always out of position on defense.

2.Jacking up long 2 point shots with 18 seconds left on the shot clock—which is possibly the worst shot in basketball besides a half court hook shot (and then those 2 morons Jerry Reynolds and Grant Napear praising Cousins shooting---scheesch it’s pathetic their incompetence).

3.Can’t pass—shoots 99.9% of the time he gets the ball in the low post. No clue that hitting , oh say a 49% 3-point shooter for a three (that would be Jimmer) would be a good move, mix it up a little. Demoralize the defense.

4.Surly, thuggish behavior intimidating his teammates and coaches—a terrible image for the community to have this creepo as the face of the franchise.

Besides, Cousins being the volume shooter and shooting under 50% from the Center position is a formula for a low team shooting percentage. I don’t think much of Malone’s acumen.

So, it is quite possible that Malone is intimidated into not playing Jimmer if Cousins disapproves. Malone never criticizes Cousins poor play because he knows who will lose that confrontation.

Any other thoughts on this?

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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Wrong Mad Dam


Isaiah Thomas is not a good shooter—look at the facts. His 3-point FG% is at the league average and has been all 3 years in the league. His overall FG% is below average. So why do you say, quote: “his percentages are high”? That is not true. Do you get your information from listening to those radio morons: Grant Napear, C-Dave and Uncle Jerry Reynolds? I mean come on, you can’t just throw untrue crap out there that is not true—unless you own a microphone, like the radio bozos. Oh, and by the way, Jimmer leads the league in 3-point FG % 49% vs 36% for your hero, IT.

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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Well daddy chopped liver, it's like this: Malone's team plays with a 2% disadvantage in shooting percentage relative to their opponents.

. I believe the reason for this is because Isaiah dribbles too much and plays 1-on-1. IT is dribbling around looking for his shot instead of moving the ball and playmaking. The result of this kind of offense is that the team doesn’t get easy points off playmaking and moving the ball. Almost all shots become contested shots.

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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@Mad Dam @TABDOG  

You're giving Malone too much credit when you say he sees something we don't.

I say it's just the opposite--we see something Malone can't!

Stay tuned next year when he finds a home.

7 months ago on Will Jimmer Fredette see reduced minutes for the Sacramento Kings?

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I voted with my feet—they called me to renew my season tickets and I told them to shove it—I am not ever going to a Kings game again because of their disgraceful treatment of Jimmer.

I was so excited when idiot Keith Smart was gone, I drove all the way to Oakland to see Jimmer in the 1st preseason game—and this ahole Malone stuck him with a DNP. I have not been to a game all year—I have sold all my tickets in Stubhub for pennies on the dollar. Section 122 Row a Seat 3 and 122 Row D seat 3.

7 months ago on Jimmer Fredette talks NBA trade deadline and future with Sacramento Kings

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Jimmer plays half the game in New York and scores 24. The only reason Malone played him even that much is he got 15 points in the 1st 6 minutes he played. Then to show him how much he believes in him, Malone gives him 4 minutes in the next game. And McCallum plays 11 minutes! There should be a special place in basketball hell for a horrible coach like Malone. PLAYER ABUSE!

There was an old expression when I was in the Marine Corps: They crap on you, then kick you cause you stink. It’s amazing that this poor kid hasn’t developed a stutter the way he has been abused by this horsebleep organization. If course Jimmer is tentative when he plays—just like a kicked dog. It’s disgraceful!

I heard the morning radio idiots going after him: Jimmer is supposedly so bad on defense that “Crawford went right afer him”—end of story to these morons. Crawford finished 4 for 10—40% that is a good result for the Kings. A good coach would know that the game is strategy and counter strategy. If they want to isolate on Jimmer—GOOD! Let Crawford shoot all the low yield 2-point jumpers he wants—that is what you want him to do.

Also, if the defense crowds Jimmer, use that against them—scrape him off screens and let him create, or pick and roll. This is an opportunity. Instead this moron coach Malone runs his 1-dimensional one-on-one specialist teachers pet IT back out her for 42 minutes to get his 20 and the Kings have a 2% disadvantage to their opponents because they don’t get high percentage shots that an offense that moves the ball gets.

Free Jimmer from this terrible organization!

7 months ago on Jimmer Fredette talks NBA trade deadline and future with Sacramento Kings

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@Em Gee  

Well said!

Be careful though--layup guy will probably read this and start telling you what a big star he was in hi school!

7 months ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@TABDOG @Charger11 

Very good--that's a good one!

IT a 50-40-90 man!

7 months ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman  

Good to know that basketball expert Vivek agrees with you. I think he coached his daughter's high school girl's team in India!!! Before that he was playing cricket. Idiot!

7 months ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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And after Jimmer puts up 24 at Madison Square Garden and wins the game for the team, this idiot Malone comes out in the Bee this morning and says his priority for the remainder of the season is to get more and consistent minutes for McCallum and Bricklamore.

Is is even possible for this obtuse moron to be any stupider?

7 months ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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 Exactly right you are--that is the point I was making. you cannot call any of the local radio shows with a point of view counter to Napear and Reynolds  or you will be dismissed (Ross, "thanks for the call, let's move on"), laughed at (Carmichael Dave and his buddy Brooks)  screamed at (Napear) and portrayed as a fool. So, nobody calls except purple face painters.Somehow, these characters think because they have a microphone, they are the experts in the conversation. Think about that---wouldn't it be transparently obvious that there are alot of people out there that are basketball fans and understand the game much better that the announcers?.

These clowns think that all the people clamoring for Jimmer all the time are Jimmermaniacs--it never occurs that these people might be knowledgeable basketball people who see what they can't see.

Take Ben McLemore for example. Or Bricklamore, or Ben MacRobinson. He has bad hands and will never be a good player--it's like dyslexia. He can't hold onto the ball--he is always dropping it and fumbling it and it is slipping out of his hands. Kwame Brown, Michael Jordan’s #1 pick had the same affliction and was never any good. Try explaining that to these radio talk show Homers who have their noses up Malone's and D's backside--they will not tolerate, nor are they interested in any discussion that is contrary to their point of view.

7 months, 1 week ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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layup man--

did I forget to mention that Jimmer is leading the league in 3-point field goal percentage?

and did I forget to mention that Steve Nash was a 2-time league MVP.

And did I forget to mention that Nash was a 50-40--90 guy?

7 months, 1 week ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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@layituplikeaman Did I forget to mention that Jimmer is leading the league in 3-point field goal percentage?

7 months, 1 week ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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Jimmer and IT are scoring at the same rate per minute and shooting at the same rate per minute. They both put up an average of 6 shots per quarter. For both players, 35% of their field goal attempts are 3-pointers. Jimmer  averages 11 minutes and 6 points per game--IT average 3 times as many minutes (33) and 3 times as many points (20). Yet idiot coach Malone says he can't take IT out of the game in Dallas because he would have nobody to score the ball!!!! Is it possible to have a coach this ignorant of the facts!!! Shocking!!! !!! Interesting how this myth that Jimmer can’t get his own shot, can’t score, etc., is not supported by the facts, don’t you think?


Turnovers per 48 minutes--Jimmer 4.4, IT 3.8. Pretty close considering the abuse Jimmer has suffered from Malone. ("I texted Jimmer the other day to tell him I still believed in him despite his struggles" Oh, that is so magnanimous of you coach--you mean after you continually demonstrate exactly the opposite when you continually, don't play him in the 4th quarter of close games--very precisely informing him and everybody else that you don't believe in him? And explicitly say that {after the Dallas game} I couldn't take Isaiah out because we wouldn't have anybody to score the ball! And by the way, secret agent man, what "struggles"? The only struggles Jimmer has had is the abuse of Smart and Malone to get off the bench! See paragraph 1.) And even stick McCallum in in front of Jimmer once in a while to really rub his nose in it.


Assists per 48 minutes--Jimmer 6.4, IT 8.8.


3-point fg% Jimmer 49% IT 36%. League average is 36%, btw. Jimmer is one of the best 3-point shooters in the league! Oh, wait a minute, no he's not--he's the best 3-point shooter in the league!!!! 


Let me say it again: Jimmer is the best 3 point shooter in the league! And he can't get off the bench on a last place team? And the coach says the players need to have their IQs checked? Really? And all these nonsensical posts about if Jimmer played more his numbers would decline--well, if the idiot coach Malone had a 3 digit IQ, why not find out???????????????? You're in last place--what have you got to lose?


As someone who understands basketball, unlike D’, Malone, Grant (and his radio acolytes—Carmichael Dave, Brooks, Ross, etc.), Jerry, Kayte, and the coach’s stenographers at the Sac Bee (Jason, et al), in my opinion IT is reasonably characterized as a ball stopper who brings the ball up and dribbles around looking for a shot, dumps it into the black hole Cousins (I think I have seen DMC pass out of the post once all year) or gives the ball up if he can’t find a shot—not to be confused with passing the ball and creating like a good PG. This creates a stagnant offense where the players stand around and watch while  taking turns going 1-on-1. This is a horrible and amateurish offensive plan--good teams are characterized by "moving the ball"--which is essentially the opposite of dribbling the ball (IT). Although IT controls the ball so he gets to hog the opportunities and gets alot of shots. Jimmer , being a good basketball player, doesn't do that--he brings the ball up and passes it off in most cases--presumably at the direction of the coach? I don't know because I'm not an insider, but I doubt the coach's offense plan is PG bring the ball up and try to jack up a shot, as IT does.


The problem with the Kings for the last 25 years or so, is the de facto coach of the Kings is Jerry Reynolds. The avuncular Jerry, dispenses nonsensical advice during the games. Everything he thinks about winning basketball strategy is wrong. He constantly praises DMC for jacking up 22 foot 2s early in the shot clock---the stupidest possible strategy. Every time a player drives and gets a charging call, he advises they should have pulled up and shot a jumper—horrible advice--a driving layup is a great play—one of the risks is a charging call, but the benefits are—a high shooting % (compared to, oh, say your center routinely jacking up 22 footers with 18 seconds left on the shot clock, a low % shot that also puts your best rebounder out of position), drawing fouls, putting pressure on the defense, demoralizing the opponents, 3 point plays. Reynolds and Grant spent all their time criticizing Tyreke Evans for driving into traffic, advising him to work on his jump shot—idiotic advice. They basically ran Evans out of town. And Evans is maybe the best penetrator in the league off the dribble, and instead of developing that talent playing him at 3, the Kings ruined him by criticizing him for not being a jumpshooter—insane advise, again from Uncle Jerry, parroted by Napear. And the players tape these games and listen to Grant and Jerry’s nonsense, and it becomes the perceived wisdom in the radiosphere, the Sac Bee, the fandom, the coach. They sell MT as a great shooter who is in a slump—look at his numbers—his career he is an average shooter at best, IT—Grant says he would be a top 5 draft pick today—an average shooter and ball stopper who can’t play point guard—has no playmaking and passing skills—shooting 36% from 3 every year—yet the sell him as a great shooter—it’s nuts! Grant advises the Kings to trade Jimmer—the top 3-point shooter in the league, Then the Bee stenographer says the Kings need to trade for a point guard before the deadline—you may have, and probably do have, the next Steve Nash sitting on the end of the bench, and, oh by the way, he is also leading the league in 3-point %!  And then Grant Napear controls the message by screaming at any dissenters from the Grant and Jerry party line that dare to call his radio show—calling them stupid and hanging up on them if they disagree with anything he believes. This creates a false feedback loop—nobody knowledgeable will call in—why? To be abused and humiliated? So, he gets purple face painters calling in echoing his beliefs—which are always wrong because he and Reynolds are not good basketball analysts! And Grants understudies on the other radio shows tow the line and parrot his nonsensical view—but it all starts with Uncle Jerry.


Free Jimmer from these morons.

7 months, 1 week ago on WATCH: Jimmer Fredette scores career-high 24 points in Madison Square Garden

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Man, there are alot of odiots on this site. Jimmer shot 42% from 3-point range last year!!!! 

HELLO!!!!!!! tHAT IS ELITE!

His skillset just doesn't match up with the current NBA playstyle--are you kidding!

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Marcus Thornton reclaims minutes from Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento Kings rotation

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Amen! I agree. Although I believe Jimmer is already much better than Thornton. And yes, it is difficult for a good player like Jimmer to play with ball-stoppers like IT, Outlaw, and I would add Salmons and Cousins.

The Kings don't "move the ball", so they don't get good open looks.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Marcus Thornton reclaims minutes from Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento Kings rotation

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iT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE AN INTELLIGENT DISCUSSION with someone who is too ignorant and stupid to follow the logic of the case. Thornton is a career 36% 3-point shooter--that is league average! He has never shot over 45% from the field--he is no sharpshooter, nor is there any mystery surrounding him--he is an average  to below average shooter with an undeserved reputation as a great shooter, probably due to morons Grant and Jerry jumping out of their seats when he gets hot once in a while.


On the other hand, Jimmer shot 42% from 3-point range last year under very difficult circumstances: limited playing time, never a chance to get in a rhythm, etc. So there is a mystery surrounding Jimmer, what can he do if he gets lots of minutes?

So dumbbell Malone, with his narrow-minded obsession with defense, allows Cousins to shoot unlimited long 2s early in the shot clock--a moronic strategy! How about if a sharpshooter (that would be Jimmer, the Kings only sharpshooter) takes those shots instead and Cousins hits the boards to collect the misses, instead of being out of position for rebounds when he is launching his long 2s?


If Malone had been Steve Nash coach, Nash would probably have sat on the bench like Jimmer.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Marcus Thornton reclaims minutes from Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento Kings rotation

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Jimmer is potentially the next Steve Nash, 2-time league MVP, the only mystery player the Kings have. Why is the world they don't want to solve the mystery and play him 40 minutes at PG for the season and find out what they have. They won 28 games with the same stiffs they are running out there again this year. Play Jimmer, if he stinks, the Kings win 18 games this year instead of 25 and they have a better chance at a high pick in a loaded draft. If he's the Next Steve Nash, all the better.

It's difficult for a good player like Jimmer to play off the ball with the ball stopping dribbling clowns he has to play with--move the ball and you'll never see it again.

The Kings are just a horses**t outfit--one idiot coach after another.

Free Jimmer! He is going to be great when he gets out of town.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Marcus Thornton reclaims minutes from Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento Kings rotation

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Nice analysis. You have to conclude that idiot Keith Smart hated Jimmer for some reason. 28 wins and no time to let Jimmer, a 42% 3-point shooter off the bench. Looks like Malone is making the same mistake. Jimmer puts up 21 in the 2nd half against Phoenix, makes fabulous passes, great offensive moves off the dribble, smart position defense, then is the last player off the bench in the next game, sitting the first 3 quarters--another slap in the face while Isaiah plays 29 minutes! And he has 2 DNPs this preseason while IT leads the team in minutes. IT is not a facilitator, he's a one-on-one, so-so player, a true number 60 pick.

IT is a fictional creation of Dumb Smart. He should never have been playing ahead of Jimmer last year. Jimmer came back last year with his floater in the lane and was ready to play. But like the other guy said, the better he played, the less idiot Smart let him play--a great outing would be followed by 3 DNP-CDs. IT was like the teacher's pet, and now we hear that Jimmer couldn't get past IT--that's nonsense caused by a bad coach.

I suggest there is a misconception about Jimmermania. Just consider that there are a lot of fans in the stands who were really good basketball players themselves and recognize that Jimmer plays the game at a much higher level than guys like Thornton and IT, who can't pass and move the ball. Maybe they are always hollering for Jimmer because they know he is a better player rather than because they think he's cute.

Last year 3-point %

Jimmer 42% Thorton 37% Thomas 36%. No contest! Jimmer is in the elite range, IT and Thorton are average.

11 months ago on Sunday Musings: The Jimmer Fredette Dilemma

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