Yahoo Sources: Sacramento is close on finalizing a buyout agreement with guard Jimmer Fredette. http://t.co/gygfKPZHZL
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 25, 2014
Jimmer is being bought out by the Kings and BYU fans around the world are rejoicing as the prodigal son can come home. Will he come to Utah? I don’t see the Jazz doing it. However, the home I’m referring to is New York. (He belongs in New York-Just watch the highlights in MSG above)
The Knicks were rumored to want a point guard during the trade deadline with rumors for Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison and Kyle Lowry. Now I know Jimmer isn’t those guys, but he would bring something to a team that has no backup point guard and a starter that is going through issues. Being from Glen Falls, NY Jimmer should find a team that is similar to his style of play. The Knicks would be one of those teams.
If the Jazz brought him in it would create more problems than it would be good I suppose. The Jazz would sell a lot more tickets, but I think the positives end there. It would create chaos at the games and possibly in the locker room. No player in the NBA gets the reaction that Jimmer gets in Utah and that is a bad thing. The Jazz are a team and the moment one player demands attention (unless it’s Lebron or Durant) away from the team it creates problems.
Jimmer has a place in the NBA as a 3 point specialist and will help a playoff team out this year. Miami would be a great fit as Lebron and Wade draw double and triple teams all day which will let Jimmer sit in the corner and do what he does best.
One positive could be Jimmer breaks out and becomes a player like he was in college. For that to happen he’d have to have a team give him a green light and really trust him. I don’t see a team doing that but guys like Curry have gotten with the right team and the right system and has excelled. Curry is awful at defense so if this comparison doesn’t work for you just watch the two players. Curry can throw up whatever shot he wants, Jimmer has to look to the bench after a missed shot. Give the guy a chance and he might just surprise everyone, then again he might be exactly who he was on Sacramento.. a nobody.