By: Shawn Palmer
I know it sounds ridiculous to not want an all star like Jimmy Butler, but the fact is I don't think he is enough to get us over the top over night.
Of course he makes us better, but at the end of the day, him alone does not get us to the promise land. I have not heard the exact asking price for his services, but all I know is that I don't want to surrender Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and a 1st round pick for him. I think Bradley at SG is the best option for us going forward, as he was huge in the playoffs. of course health will always be an issue for Avery, but we need it to ride it out with him until the end.
With so much of the offense based around Isaiah Thomas and the three ball, I don't see Butler fitting into that system. He only hit 26% of his threes in the first round against the Celtics, with some of those being wide open looks. Sure its a small sample size, but every little thing you do is scrutinized when you possibly join a team like the Boston Celtics.
If Josh Jackson falls down to the #3 pick for us, they should without a doubt pick him. He could be a cheaper version of Jimmy Butler, with just as much upside with his 6'10 wingspan and ability to play both sides of the court. Drawing comparisons to Kawhi Leonard across the draft boards.
Sure this could cause a position log jam at the 3, but more the merrier right? Imagine Josh Jackson, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and IT running the floor? I'm sure Ainge is going to blow the doors open on some trade, but ill just speculate for now and throw my opinions out there and hope they stick like a bad lawyer.
My strategy is to take it slow because with what we can do in these next two or three years will most likely not be enough to dethrone the super team warriors. Trust the process Celtics nation.
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