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Rock On: Learning from Jimmer (7 items)

By , Deseret News

May 19, 2014

ADVICE COLUMN

If the Sacramento Kings seemed clueless as to what to do with Jimmer Fredette, consider this: they are now seeking public input on their June draft pick.

In a promotion the team is calling Draft 3.0, fans are encouraged to share their own analytics and rank their draft preferences. In return, two winners will be “considered” for admission to the draft room on June 26.

Here is Rock On’s sole analytic, which the Kings can take to the bank: Don’t draft a 3-point scorer unless you plan to use him.

1 of 7. BUBBA BREAK

Authorities have found a man they believe held up an Atlanta area Waffle House with a pitchfork.

Police immediately ruled out WH aficionado Bubba Watson as a suspect, saying he surely would have used a 5-iron.

2 of 7. RATTLED

The Portland Trail Blazers got a scare prior to a playoff game in San Antonio, when a snake was discovered in the locker room.

Maintenance crews were brought in to remove the reptile that was an estimated two feet long. Experts say the situation wasn’t too dangerous. Still, snakes are known to be irritable, quick to strike and intimidating.

You mean like Gregg Popovich?

3 of 7. FULLY STOCKED

John Stockton’s name arose last week in connection with the Jazz’s coaching vacancy.

Sources say the only way he’d take the job is if he were allowed to conduct post-game interviews via certified mail.

4 of 7. THE LONG HAUL

Marty Dowd knows how to keep a job.

The Catholic University tennis coach has been at the school 53 years. This season, he finally took his team to the NCAA tournament.

How does one keep the same job that long?

“I’ve been on 53 one-year contracts,” he told the Associated Press.

Just wondering: Isn’t that the same deal LaVell Edwards had with BYU?

5 of 7. AL ON GUARD

Michael Jordan’s daughter Jasmine has graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in sports management.

She is reportedly moving to Charlotte to work for the team her father owns.

So now it’s her job to yell at Al Jefferson about his defense.
1. TheNun
Granstville, UT,
May 26, 2014

Yes, Brad is correct. The Kings simply overlooked all of the physical tools Jimmer has, the lockdown defender, the ball-handling magician and the uncanny passer when they continually left him on the bench during his time in Sacramento. And, it appears the Bulls are doing the same thing. What is wrong with these coaches, can't they see they are letting a sure fire Hall-of-Famer go to waste by not playing the college basketball player of the year?