So there was that report from the Chicago Sun Times I think it was, mainly about Jimmy Butler and how he has no intention of signing an extension with Minnesota, that he underestimated how much "growing" guys like Towns and Wiggins still need to do and he doesn't want to wait.
And there was the little nugget in there that him and Kyrie are still talking about trying to join forces and take over the East now that Lebron is gone, whether it be in Boston or somewhere else.
First of all, let me just say that I'm getting a little tired of these stories coming out that all seem to revolve around Kyrie leaving. Second, there's really only 1 thing that's stopping me from doing that deal, and that's the health factor of Butler. He's got a bit of an injury history, but his comes from all his years playing under Thibs. Because as we've seen in Minnesota and Chicago, Thibs has ZERO idea how to manage minutes and absolutely runs his players into the ground.
So already Butler would be coming here with a lot of miles under him for someone who turns 29 in September. Honestly, even if it means losing Kyrie, I still think I'd rather have Brown. Brown I think may have a higher ceiling than Butler, or at least the chance of, because Butler I think has reached his. What's sort of annoying is that this deal wouldn't really be anything about Butler, or Brown...it'd solely be a move to keep Irving here and happy.
Of course, this is only if we believe this report.