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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 12:05 pm  |  40 responses

Jimmer Fredette’s Family Wants the Knicks to Draft Him

According to The Jimmer‘s brother, T.J., the fam is rooting for the Knickerbockers to take him in next year’s NBA Draft. The Philly Inquirer reports: “Last season, NBA scouts told Jimmer he’d likely be selected late in the first round, early in the second. There were no guarantees and since Jimmer wanted his senior year anyway, the decision to return was made easier. DraftExpress currently predicts Jimmer will go 13th (to the Phoenix Suns) in the 2011 NBA Draft, although his stock fluctuates with questions about his size, speed, and defense. What isn’t a concern is his endorsement potential: one agent said companies are lining up to use his squeaky-clean image and market his electrifying game and trouble-free persona. The ideal NBA landing pad for both brothers – basketball for Jimmer, music for T.J. – would be New York. ‘We want him to go to the Knicks,’ T.J. says without hesitation. ‘That’s our team.’ In NYC, Jimmer could learn under veteran point guard Chauncey Billups, play in coach Mike D’Antoni’s up-and-down system, and live in a city close to home. Of course, this isn’t a controllable part of the plan.”

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  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Make it happen, Walsh?

  • knicksvet82

    Make it happen, Walsh! Beat you to it. Will you stop now?

  • runNgun

    To the Knicks! Make it happen, Walsh!

  • knicksvet82

    Damn

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Is Jimmer Ferdette even better than Andy Rautins…

  • runNgun

    Ammendment 01: Not likely to happen, when CP3 and D-WILL both are coming to the Knicks.

  • http://www.specialolympics.org/ Felix

    Yeah, they won’t have any room on the squad after they sign CP3, Deron Williams, trade for Dwight Howard, steal Derrick Rose, and time travel kidnap MJ, Magic, Wilt, and Bird… Time travel Kidnap! Make it happen Walsh!

  • runNGun

    @FELIX you know it! the knicks dynasty is coming.

  • http://jojo.com Max

    Well, can play some O and no D
    So he needs to go to the Suns or Knicks

  • Adam Sandler

    @MAX; or he can go to warriors or raptors!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Jimmer is gonna be another Nashty.

  • Saku 39

    No way he falls past Utah.

  • http://www.specialolympics.org/ Felix

    ^probably why they traded Williams? NOT sayin its a good move basketball wise… but marketing wise?

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    seems good to me. From NY, cant play D. fits right in. but honestly, where the hell is going to play? backcourt of Jimmer and Douglas? yeah, no. Jimmer’s lack of athleticism scares me. he can shoot, so what. so can steve novak. i think present day DFish is more athletic than Jimmer

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    That would be a problem, the Knicks need D right now, you’ve already got Stat and Melo for loads of points you don’t need another scorer who isn’t that interested in playing D.

  • Nate C

    insert overrated chant here

  • Nate C

    can’t even score on SDSU, and the Celtics, Bulls, the Heat, etc. are in the east. Do the math.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    lol@Felix. TIME TRAVEL KIDNAP!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Jimmer Fredette is going to be the Tim Tebow of the NBA

  • pioms

    his game does not translate to the next level what-so-ever.

    although i said the same thing about pysho t and marcus thornton.

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    Jimmer probably wont make an impact at all in the NBA. Like Luke Babbit great shooter in college and he hasnt even played 30 minutes all together. The NBA is a totallly differetn game. Iwish him the best. I dont think he will go to NY.

  • Jer dawg

    Guy seems to have heart. He’ll play in NBA. Maybe not years one or two, but he’ll adjust and be good if he’s given time.

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    GTFOH b.

  • Nate C sucks

    @Nate C 43,30 and 25 isnt scoring on SDSU? Im glad you know how to add

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Squeaky clean image and electrifying game…
    They really need to change the code, it’s getting way to easy to break.

  • azbornandraised

    wow you people still doubting jimmer amaze me. Do you think he will get double and triple teamed in the nba…. NO way. And he may not be the best defender but he hasn’t even tried… why? because BYU plays the zone and I’m sure coach Rose tells him to take it as easy on D as he can because of how much he is depended on on the offensive side. Not saying he will be an allstar in the NBA but he will play and he will contribute and he will be loved by any team he plays for. as an arizona native I’m hoping he comes to the Suns but as a D’Antoni and Amare fan I wouldn’t mind seeing him in NY either especially since that’s where he and his family seem to want to go. Keep doubting him everyone! I think he thrives off of it.

  • http://www.celticslife.com Jesse

    I would love for The Knicks to draft Fredette, they already have the worst defensive team of all time… THIS would defenitely help that.

  • Nate C

    will the knicks let him take that many shots per game? How is Chris Lofton doing in the NBA? Oh wait, nobody here even knows that name. Same kind of player

  • greg

    he cant even be like redick because he is 2-3 inches shorter.

  • Keith Bogans

    he can’t beat Keith Bogans 1 on 1.

  • HEARTof IOWA

    Never gonna happen…

  • add

    does make sense, he would be a great scorer and give a boost of energy comin off the bench

  • http://yahoo.com Big. O.

    Who cares..his game mirrors Adam Morrison..dominates on the college and a bust in the nba..but if he comes to the heat then I’ll take him. On a more serious note..his game translate much better than a JJ Redick or even a Chris Lofton for the simple fact that he can create his own shot as well as creat for others. He actually reminds me of a Steve Nash or John Stockton(who alot scouts say would not be successful on the next level) but much better on the offensive end.

  • mgballer

    love jimmer but itsa perfect fit bcuz they already dont play any defense

  • dsleepy

    @Big O: better on the offensive end than john stockton? really? i’m asking b/c i’ve only seen bits of jimmer and you just compared him to HOFer.

  • http://www.slamonline.com strose1986

    Any of you still in doubt about Jimmer’s ability need to watch the game tonight…I think everyone is in for a surprise

  • @JJ

    LA Lakers please take him..he can replace Fisher at the end of the season and possibly replace Kobe as the face of franchise in the future

  • http://google c_cantrell

    some of you commenters really humor me.. jimmers game is not that of an elite nba player.. jimmer is a college ballhog who would get pulled out the very second he pulled one of those selfish, ridiculous, insane shots he always throws up in an nba game.. he is just simply another adam morrison, another jj reddick (not even as good as reddick, who has turned out to be a servible pro), another chris lofton, steve novak, or a luke babbit.. all these players are great shooters and seem like the sh*t in college just because they can put some points on the board.. the nba is not college, the nba is a mans game.. who cares if he can shoot, who cares? there is nothing athletic about him, his defense is non-existent, and he would be more of a liability in the nba than anything else.. dude is just simply not worth all the hype that yal are giving and he wont even last 6 years in the league

  • warren

    Lets face facts. Jimbo doesn’t have the foot speed to make an impact in the NBA

  • dhsochocinco

    Uh kevin durrant doesn’t get pulled for poppin it from inside half court? jimmer will do JUST fine. The kid works harder than anyone. He thrives off this kind of hatred. Keep talkin ish I’ll be laughing at all of you alongside jimmer’s million dollar contract and championship rings

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