Found January 28, 2012 on Basketball ]
Jimmer Fredette will return to Utah Saturday as the Sacramento Kings attempt to put the brakes on a three-game skid when they open up a brief two-game road trip against the Jazz.

Jimmer Fredette Airballs Potential Game-Winner in Utah Homecoming, Claims He Was Fouled

Jimmer Fredette heard cheers. Then he heard boos, then cheers, then boos mixed in with cheers. He must have been playing in Utah. Fredette, who captured the attention of college basketball fans last season as a senior at Brigham Young University, brought Jimmermania back to the Beehive State on Saturday as a member of the Sacramento Kings. He received a standing ovation when introduced...

Monson: Jimmer Fredette’s game vs. Jazz leaves fans conflicted

Monson: Jimmer Fredette’s game vs. Jazz leaves fans conflicted By Gordon Monson Tribune Columnist Published Jan 28, 2012 11:07PM MDT As Jimmer Fredette played through the Jazz-Kings game at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday night, he heard a lot of cheers and a few boos. It was a little weird for him, being back in Utah again. This time, for a team almost everybody in the...

'The Jimmer' Is Still Adjusting

Some players were just built to play college basketball. This isn’t something new. We all watched Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette play at BYU last year knowing that he was going to be a high draft pick but also that he wasn’t ready to play in the NBA. He was the national player of the year who thrived on his ability to create his own shots, hit jumpers over defenders and...

Jimmer not enjoying Cinderella ride in NBA

When the ball left the hands of Jimmer Fredette, the final seconds ticking away, a game was in the balance but the ending surely was not in doubt. There wasn't a soul seated in Energy Solutions Arena who believed that Fredette's 3-pointer from in front of the Utah Jazz bench would diverge from its preordained path to the bottom of the net. Not the young ladies wearing the...

Jazz: Fredette expects “loud” Utah homecoming

Jazz: Fredette expects “loud” Utah homecoming By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 28, 2012 06:16PM MDT Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette expects an electric atmosphere at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday night, when he returns to Utah with the Sacramento Kings and faces the Jazz. The 7 p.m. game will be televised on Root Sports. Fredette, college basketball’s...

Jimmer Fredette still just another NBA rookie

Jimmer Fredette still just another NBA rookie By Kyle Goon The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 28, 2012 11:17PM MDT He almost gave them a show they never would have forgotten. Then again, the sight of Jimmer Fredette air-balling the Sacramento Kings’ final shot of the game in their loss to the Utah Jazz might be unforgettable itself. The former BYU superstar will likely...

What happened to Jimmer?

PBT: It’s been a rough rookie year for Jimmer Fredette. He is shooting 36 percent off the Kings bench, and on defense he is getting exposed and intentionally isolated by opponents.

Bummer, Jimmer: Kings denied late-shot heroics

SALT LAKE CITY – The storyline was set up perfectly. Jim Urquhart Associated Press Kings guard Jimmer Fredette leaves the court after Sacramento rallied but fell to the Utah Jazz 96-93. Fredette missed a late three-pointer for the lead. Kings guard Jimmer Fredette takes a tumble out of bounds, with Utah Jazz guard Earl Watson in pursuit. Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson...

Jazz 96, Kings 93

Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 21 points and C.J. Miles added 20 as the Utah Jazz snapped a two-game losing streak, defeating Sacramento 96-93 and spoiling Jimmer Fredette's return to the state where ''Jimmermania'' took hold. Fredette had a chance to give the Kings the win with 4.2 seconds left, but launched an air-ball 3-pointer. Hayward's free throw...

Kings-Jazz Preview

While their offensive production leaves much to be desired, the Sacramento Kings' inability to slow opponents down seems to be of greater concern. If their recent history when visiting Utah is any indication, the Kings could be in for another long night defending their end of the court. Sacramento looks to avoid a fourth consecutive loss overall and an eighth defeat in nine...

Recap: Utah vs. Sacramento

Gordon Hayward scored 21 points, C.J. Miles had 20 and the Utah Jazz survived a tailor-made three-point attempt by Jimmer Fredette in the final seconds to beat the Sacramento Kings, 96-93, on Saturday night.

Live analysis: Utah Jazz lead Sacramento Kings 27-26 after first quarter

Live analysis: Utah Jazz lead Sacramento Kings 27-26 after first quarter By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 28, 2012 07:40PM MDT The First: Jazz 27, Kings 26 After missing 11 straight, Gordon Hayward hits back-to-back 3-pointers. The Jazz take an 11-6 lead. But DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thomson go to work inside and Jimmer Fredette’s three makes it 25-24...
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