Tagged Jimmy Butler

League-Leading Philadelphia 76ers Have Ditched Traditional Point Guards

Never underestimate the value of a great backup point guard. Having a reliable floor general to lead the second unit—or step into a starting role when necessary—is a luxury most NBA teams don’t have.  At first glance, the Philadelphia 76ers have questionable depth at point guard, but that shouldn’t be a problem for this title…

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2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Southeast Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason chock-full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll continue today with the Southeast Division, where two…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southeast Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) of Peachtree Hoops and Early Bird Rights preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Could the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year? Are the Orlando Magic the favorites in the division? How…

Can Miami Heat Find Jimmy Butler a Co-Star?

Despite entering the offseason well over the salary cap, the Miami Heat managed to finagle their way into the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes. The Heat landed the four-time All-Star in a four-team sign-and-trade after complications arose with the original deal’s structure. That move hard-capped Miami for the remainder of the season, which means it cannot go…

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Is Al Horford a Better Sixers Fit Than Jimmy Butler?

Jimmy Butler and Al Horford both made big impressions at their former stops, and now the latter is replacing the former in Philly. Even though his one-season entrance-exit dance numbers have run their course for many, there were plenty for 76ers fans who can look back fondly on in the short-but-eventful Jimmy Butler era in…

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How Miami Heat Will Re-Tool Around Jimmy Butler (and Tyler Herro)

Last season, the Miami Heat finished the season 29th in half-court offensive efficiency. With an overhaul of the roster over the last five months, the days in the league’s scoring basement may come to a close. After drafting Tyler Herro, trading Josh Richardson for All-Star Jimmy Butler and clearing the paint of Hassan Whiteside, the…

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PODCAST: NBA Free Agency Insanity Roundup

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the big signings from Day 2 of 2019 NBA free agency. Who came out ahead in the four-team Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade? Are the Knicks actually doing something smart in free agency? How will Seth Curry fare in Dallas? Have NBA…