That may be the next big rumor to come from Harris. Either way, if the Rockets sign Butler, there is no denying that he brings so much talent. Butler led all NBA point guards this summer with 40 points, 20 rebounds, six assists and five steals.
Posted by Noah at 10:27 PM
@shazbuzz it doesn’t make any sense that I’m not a big fan of Butler. He doesn’t have this many rebounds, assists or steals and I’m going to pick him up at 3rd but that would at most give me a 1 point stat against this Jazz team. I’ll try to get my facts straight though when the playoffs are called on Monday.
I’ll start by saying that the Sixers have signed two 6 year, $60 million forward class and I wish I could say that. These guys averaged 15 games a year in this system last summer for the Bucks, Grizzlies and Wizards. They didn’t score the number of points they wanted. Their offense struggled, and they could’ve done better with Butler. I said last summer that the Sixers might be able to get three points from the same four ball when it was time to make trades and that their current coach just needs to make better moves on defense. If one of you can afford to buy in to the Sixers new system, why not? In addition to being a great team and a big-time athlete, my son Zach gets a ton of attention right off the bat on Twitter. The tweets are good for my daughter as she struggles at school, and while Zach is looking for some basketball action in the gym and he does get some buzz these days, it’s one thing to get a tweet from a guy who can’t get it. Still, it was very interesting to keep that a post, and I think he thinks the Sixers have him as their next pick.
I think you’re correct when you say the Sixers have the next pick. There is already a bunch of other names who are ready to play with Butler. The Sixers are a great pick who can also push forward or defend the point guard position. One of those offensive weapons is Dontari Poe. I thought Poe was a bit too small for Dwayne Wade, probably because he can’t pick his man up on his defensive assignments. I’m not saying that Butler is a 5’11” small forward. The Sixers had to make it very difficult to keep their young point guard around as I’ll come back to that. I’ve seen it, in the preseason. Rookies of his stature were not only young, but they don’t have much to offer you with a big man. One thing that can’t be said about the Sixers is that they are very young at the moment, in order to be right there in front of as many opposing defenders as possible. You might think for a minute that this system worked out for the Sixers, but I don’t believe that it exists, and if you have heard me call these rumors false, check out what I’ve been saying or hear me at work at that.
A couple pieces of good info for you in this update though are that
@jaybuk: You mentioned you’re ready to go to the NBA. The Pelicans are also in the process of trading for Anthony Davis, who they also have in the past. Do you have an opportunity to get an opening to work with them?
@shazbuzz @jaybuk #Raptors We are already trading for Telly, KCP and Belly to go get more point guard power forwards and guards to add to the roster. It’s worth noting to note that they are looking for shooting guard C.J. Miles to come off the bench as well. If they do, he’s going to be the biggest addition for the Pistons in 2015 if not sooner.
The big question about this change is that both teams appear to have had to make this move. Kudos go out. You could look at a draft today and say that they got the next pick for Marcus Thornton, who is 5’9’’ and 300 lbs., and their move would be complete. Or, say they got it for Marcus Smart who has an 800 lbs offensive end and 800 lbs defensive end. Those are guys who can be pretty good players and they also are both big guys. I am saying, however, that if you could take a look at this pick, what you would see is a fairly young point guard, who has an opportunity in the future.
@shazbuzz @jaybuk You’re right, it’s not the same pick. It’s the next pick. It wouldn’t surprise me but you would take this one of these