Rumor Lillard to recruit Jimmy Butler?

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  1. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    What’s the max on jimmy, I’m too lazy to browse this thread. Around $30M? Theoretically speaking, would Moe, Evan, and Simons work financially in a sign and trade?
     
  2. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    Aminu is likely to get 6-9 million a year, Vonleh would be lucky to get more than 3 a year.
     
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    Why I am interested in Jaylen Brown over Jimmy Butler. I chose the 3rd season for each of them for comparison. In addition Brown can be acquired in a straight trade where as Butler is looking for a max contract and it would require a near impossible sign and trade. Numbers are amazingly similar and also very similar in size. Brown also doesn't require the ball to be in his hands as much as Butler as well. Discuss?


    https://www.basketball-reference.co...tler&y2=2014&player_id2=butleji01&idx=players
     
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    I have no idea, but I can see Vonleh making more after this past season.
     
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    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    Doubt it, he played for one of the worst teams in the nba and put up average stats.
     
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    I always love threads like these as the same posters who constantly rag on our players also over value them in trades.
     
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    Jimmy is a pipe dream imo, Ballsack Griffin on the other hand might be obtainable. The way Zach is playing and only being 21 do we mortgage the future for Blake?

    Nurk
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    Is a pretty solid starting 5 when healthy, especially if Zach keeps working on that 3.
     
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    We will see. I can see him getting close to what you say Aminu will get from the Knicks. Regardless, I don't see it being only 1/3 of what Aminu will get which is what I originally responded to. We can argue all day long with what each will make, but the bottom line, neither of us have any information to support the numbers either way.
     
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    It was nice of Damian to take a moment out of his busy playoff schedule to have a nice one on one with Stephen A Smith.
     
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    I wonder if they discussed buying unicorns as well as attracting a high priced free agent to play for a Blazers team with zero cap space.
     
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    Pretty sure SAS was trying to get Lillard to discuss cheese doodles,
     
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    Jimmy Butler averages 4 assists per.

    He's not a ball stopper nor is he a chucker (13.9 shots per).

    We'd be fine.

    Unless we're getting AD I'm fine with Zach at PF.
     
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    Just my opinion but Butlers already getting up there in years, he’s gonna want money + a lot of years, I don't think Id be willing to do that (obviously not my choice!).
     
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    Assuming the $109 million cap, he is in the 7-9 years of service range which is 30% of the cap. So his 1st year starting salary is $32.7 million if he gets the max. He turns 30 before next season starts, in case anyone wanted that information too.
     
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    Butler would be a great piece for this team. No question about it. 6'8, handles the rock, shoots the three at a 34 percent career clip. 83 from the line with 5 boards and 3.5 dimes per game. Turns 30 in September and has four to five really good years left. This Portland team could be just what the doc ordered for him as well. I think we find a way to keep Kanter.
     
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    Dame is working with Neil on something big!
     
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    I prefer your plan
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I was actually thinking Gordon Hayward. I think we could turn his career back around.
     
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    Simons is the future. I wouldn't include him in a trade for Butler. No way. Find someone else.

    There have to be much cheaper ways to improve the position without adding a max contract headache possible chemistry killer 30-something like Butler. Not worth the risk.
     
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    "per Stephen A Smith" in other words it's just the latest shit he pulled out of his ass.
     
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