Reaction to New Bucks Arena?
Jimmy Butler eyeing Lakers? (Via Bleacher Report) | What Should Wolves do with Jimmy Butler?
“In my mind, it’s not even just about the contract. If this season doesn’t get off to a good start, I think he will start to pop up in trade rumors ” – Windhorst
“Jimmy to Los Angeles has been something we’ve heard about for several years. Dating back to when he was still with the Bulls. It makes a lot of sense on a lot of levels” – Friedell
“With this squad, I think he’d be fine in the framework” – Friedell referring to the Lakers
Latest on KAT negotiations with Wolves?
“There’s nothing happening right now. The fact that this isn’t getting done yet is sort of eyebrow raising. I believe he is going to sign it but what type of deal is it?” – Windhorst
October 31 is the deadline to extend his contract
“It’s a matter of when, not if on the money. But being around that team a lot last year: I think Jimmy’s (Butler) probably going to be gone a year from right now” – Friedell
“I would take Jimmy in a heartbeat over Towns” – Friedell
Posters; Jayson Tatum says he doesn’t remember jumping when he dunked on LeBron? (Via the Bill Simmons Podcast)
Supervision; Best daycare ever?
Dimes; Best Taurasi pass this playoff run so far?
Vinsanity; Vince Carter open to playing beyond next season? (Via The Athletic)
Allergies; Zach LaVine gets burned by seafood eatery
Manu Ginobili retires after 16 NBA seasons
“This guy changed the way the game was played a little bit. I know he didn’t invent the eurostep, but the way he used it and brought into the game made it much more popular. The way he was willing to be an unselfish player where he rotated over the years coming off the bench, into the starting lineup, changed his role, changed his game, developed a longe outside shot, played at both ends of the court, played multiple positions. The quintessential type of modern day NBA player. He will be a first ballot Hall of Famer” – Windhorst
“He defined his career both internationally and in the NBA with that passion and that is why he is going into the Hall of Famer” – Friedell
ESPN Celtics writer, Chris Forsberg joined the show!
Who needs to sacrifice most for Celtics?
Forsberg: Kyrie Irving
“He’s going to have to be eased back in a little bit here, him and Gordon (Hayward). He’s going to have to be okay with maybe like 28 minutes per game instead of 30”
Windhorst: Jayson Tatum
“When the injuries happened to Hayward last year, Tatum got a huge boost in shots. He became a major offensive factor for them. I don’t think that’s neessarily going to be the case this year. What they really need from him is to do his dirty work on the defensive end and rebound and be the gritty guy” – Windhorst
“If training camp were to start today, he (Danny Ainge) believes both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward would be full go, 5 on 5” – Forsberg