The Cougar NBA tracker, Jimmer Fredette: Game 42

The return of Anthony Davis was too much for Los Angeles to handle as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Lakers 96-80 on Wednesday night.

Davis led the way for New Orleans in the win with 29 points on 11 of 18 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans also made nice contributions. Gordon finished with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting as well as 10 assists and five rebounds while Evans put up 19 points, four rebounds and four helpers. Quincy Pondexter added 12 points while Omer Asik chipped in with six points and 10 rebounds.

Jordan Hill paced Los Angeles on a difficult shooting night for the Lakers. He registered 15 points on 7 of 14 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds. Kobe Bryant added 14 points and seven rebounds while Wayne Ellington came off the bench with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.

The second half of the season didn’t start well for Jimmer Fredette who got a DNP- coaches decision on the night. Monty Williams decided to use newly acquired Nate Wolters and Pondexter for all the backup guard play instead of Fredette even though he had played well as of late. It was the 14th time in 42 games that he hasn’t played.

On the season, Fredette is averaging 3.8 points, 1.2 assists and 0.7 rebounds in 11.3 minutes a night.

Up next for Jimmer and the Pelicans is a Friday night matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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5 comments

  1. Can we have a serious discussion as to why Jimmer cannot get a serious run of playing time? Something beyond calling the coach names and saying Jimmer sucks…I watched Jimmer when he was on TV the last couple of games and he is playing pretty well. His stats the last 3 games are very good. His defense is still not great. He lacks lateral quickness. However, the team seems to respond well when he plays point as a distributor, not a scorer. I know that is NOT the role he was brought into the team for.

    His 3 point shot has gone south of the border this year. I sit simply that he is not getting enough minutes and so is not getting into the flow of the game? He was not getting minutes the two previous years either and yet was still hitting shots. He was hitting them in the preseason at a great rate. Is it just a lack of confidence?

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    1. He has shot the ball well recently and seems like a good fit to run the second unit. For the life of me I can’t figure out why Williams doesn’t believe in him yet.
      Tyreke Evans isn’t a good fit at the point with the first team unit. He is much better off ball as a slasher.
      Jimmer would be the ideal pg with Holiday injured, but wont get the chance.
      As for his outside shooting struggles, I feel like there isn’t a lack of confidence, but a sense of “I will get pulled if a miss a 3-pointer.” It’s very difficult to play that way. You never want to be worried about looking over your shoulder.
      I thought the way he played the last 10 games earned him minutes, but apparently Monty doesn’t see it that way.

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  2. Jimmer just can’t get a coach to believe in him. Shame he is a star and the coaches just won’t give him th break he has earned.

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    1. I do not think he is a star or ever will be a star in the NBA, but on the right night he can score some points. I do think he can be a regular backup who gets consistent minutes. I don’t understand why he isn’t given a chance. When given consistent minutes, he performs well enough.

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