I'm a Suns fan, lived in Arizona almost all of my life, but I went to high school in Sacramento (Franklin HS in Elk Grove) and enjoyed watching the Kings a lot when I was there....they became my second favorite team, even though they're in the same division as PHX.
Anyways, I was super excited when they got Jimmer, as I'd watched a lot of him at BYU and felt like he definitely had NBA range, and was such a great shooter/scorer that even though his size/build wasn't perfect for the NBA game, he would survive because of his amazing BBall smarts, and skills.
It's been so frustrating to see how Keith Smart uses him, though. He has made Jimmer adjust his game, making Jimmer adapt to the kings (smart's) style....and then fans wonder why Jimmer isn't doing well, and criticize him....it's so stupid, and really makes me question Keith Smart's 'smarts'. He has one of the best shooters in the league, arguably. Someone who can create his own shot. But watching the Kings play, it's clear that he doesn't let jimmer BE JIMMER. What do you guys think? I always check the box scores, and he's getting like, 5 minutes or less per game. He didn't get ANY playing time tonight! (against the Pacers.) Do you guys like Jimmer? If not, why? Do you think he just "sucks", or do you have any real reasons? Do any of you agree that Keith Smart just isn't using him the right way?
I think if he gets traded or winds up playing for another team, and they use him the right way, he can be a 20 ppg guy in this league, I really believe that.