Posts tagged "jimmy butler"

The great tendencies of Nikola Mirotic

The great tendencies of Nikola Mirotic
With Jimmy Butler believing he’s a point guard – and thus adding further uncertainties to my previous post – it might be time to catch a break from a situation that might, or might not, be escalating into some deep-rooted issues that will be the talk of the town when training camp rolls around. And... Read more »

The Rose/Butler dynamic

The Rose/Butler dynamic
Yesterday, Jimmy Butler more or less acknowledged that there indeed were issues between himself and Derrick Rose. While on Waddle & Silvy, Butler talked about going into this season with a better chemistry between the two, even going as far as using the term “We better”, which is both encouraging and disconcerting at the same... Read more »

Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations
With most of free agency over and done with, we can roughly begin to paint a picture of what teams will throw out on the court for this season. This, unavoidably, presents a series of expectations that undoubtedly varies from person to person. It’s difficult to get a solidified read on what the majority of... Read more »
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The new approach from McDermott

The new approach from McDermott
Labeled a shooter, probably since birth, Doug McDermott is beginning to change his offensive approach under Summer League. Seeing more minutes at the four-spot than last summer, McDermott is taking the ball inside with more frequency and is finding his touch effective. In last night’s come-from-behind win against Toronto, McDermott made nine of his 11... Read more »

X's and O's idea: Running San Antonio's "Loop"

X's and O's idea: Running San Antonio's "Loop"
The Spurs re-invented themselves offensively from within over the years, growing more unselfish, more create, and most importantly, more unique in the avoidance of copying other teams. They’re the blueprint of modern efficient offense, combined with strict-principle defense, and they achieved it on their own, which is both admirable and unique. Therefore, I suggest the... Read more »

Unexpected: Jimmy Butler is considering taking the five year offer

Unexpected: Jimmy Butler is considering taking the five year offer
From K.C. Johnson last night: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-jimmy-butler-free-agency-bulls-spt-0701-20150630-story.html After originally expressing hesitation over signing the Bulls’ five-year, roughly $90 million maximum offer, Jimmy Butler is finding the option more appealing with a player option for the final season, sources said. This was confirmed by Marc Stein today: Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking... Read more »
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Changing Pau Gasol's role

Changing Pau Gasol's role
There is something you need to know about me. I like jump shooting. I really, really like jump shooting. Like, a lot. I still miss you, Kyle. The drafting of Nikola Mirotic got my excited. Watching it come to life years later, especially against Memphis on Dec 19, where he rained in six bombs from... Read more »

I guess I'll ask: Is Jimmy Butler being premature with his plans?

I guess I'll ask: Is Jimmy Butler being premature with his plans?
When NBA stars plan and scheme their futures to maximize their earning power, it doesn’t register a bleep on the general radar for fans anymore. It’s become the norm to position oneself for major paydays, in part due to the realization that an athlete’s career is short and sweet, thus possessing a shell life that... Read more »

Jimmy Butler wants A LOT of money - And maybe not from the Bulls

Jimmy Butler wants A LOT of money - And maybe not from the Bulls
in a new #WojBomb, Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jimmy Butler not only will seek out a shot-term offer sheet (which makes financial sense for him), but maybe even prefer the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. As Butler spends time in Los Angeles this summer, a stretch that’s included an... Read more »
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A mixed bag of thoughts

A mixed bag of thoughts
With all that’s happened this season, and since the season ended, now would be a good time to get some closure on things, as well as look ahead to what will be a very different future. The Bulls under Fred Hoiberg will be more entertaining Sure, I could beat around the bush, but I believe... Read more »