Tag Archives: Jimmy Butler

In Free Agents We Trust

This is a guest post by Tim Adkins.

It’s here.

We are mere hours away from the most precious day of next season for all the teams who did not win a championship two weeks ago: the first day of NBA free agency.(*)

If you’ve spent any time perusing the NBA rumor-sphere, you have no doubt heard many interesting ideas regarding which players may or may not be changing jerseys. We’d like to consider a few of them—along with their plausibility. Continue reading

Hoops Exchange: How Good is Jimmy Butler?

Guest writer Tim Adkins joined me for an impromptu email exchange for some random observations about the first month of the 2014-15 NBA Season. Topics included best shooting guard, franchise players and the improved Eastern Conference.

Tim Adkins: Completely unrelated–but because I’m seeing your recent People’s Court post on the right of the screen–I was meaning to ask if y’all had started including Jimmy Butler in the best two-way two-guard conversations. I think it was last Thursday he put in work on the first half of a national doubleheader before Klay Thompson rec’d all the fawning in the second game. Made for an interesting juxtaposition.

Lamont Peoples: We’ve not had any discussions on best two-way shooting guard. Though Butler has certainly added himself to that very short list. Thompson got off to such a hot start that he got all that attention. I don’t think he can play at that high of a level for the whole season. Butler seems to be taking advantage of the opportunities given to him by a roster that’s loaded offensively. His defense is all-galaxy. If we do a segment on this would you care to weigh in? Continue reading