Jimmer's career mirrors J.J. Redick

If you look at Redick, he came into the league and he needed time to adjust his game to the NBA. The advantage Redick had, is he was in a better situation. Fredette has never been developed as a rookie and he played for a dysfunctional Coach in Keith Smart.

I think Jimmer has some advantages over Redick. I think Jimmer can drive to the hole and dish better than Redick. It amazes me when I here people say Jimmer can't play in the NBA and they don't take into account the situation he was drafted into.

Let's look at Redick's numbers when he first entered the league compared to Jimmer's.

Redick's 1st year he played 42 games, averaged 14.8 minutes a game, 39% from 3 and 6 PPG

Jimmer's 1st year he played 61 games, averaged 18.6 minutes a game, 36% from 3 and 7.6 PPG

The 2nd year

Redick's 2nd year he played 34 games, averaged 8.1 minutes per game, 39% from 3 and 4.1 PPG

Jimmer played 69 games, averaged 14 minutes per game, he shot 42% from 3 and averaged 7.2 PPG

Per 36

Redick per 36 his second year 18.3 PPG and 2.1 APG

Jimmer per 36 18.4 PPG and 3.4 APG


The point is, Redick really started to blossom in his 4th year. At the end of the day, Jimmer just isn't a good fit with the Kings and Bmac was drafted. So, it's best to develop Bmac and trade Jimmer. Jimmer will be a steal to the team that trades for him because I think he's a year or two away from fully adjusting his game to the NBA. So I think it's best for both Sac and Jimmer to part ways.

Some players get drafted into great situations. Look at Kwahi Leonard. He was a great fit for the Spurs. I can't understand why the Wolves picked up the option for Derrick Williams because he just doesn't fit with the Wolves. Marshon Brooks had a good rookie season with the Nets and he was a starter with D-Will. He then got buried when they moved to Brooklyn and picked up Joe Johnson. Sometimes it's just the situation you were drafted into.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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