Hi guys and gals, it’s been one of those weekends in the NBA.
One of those weeks that have the bad teams dreaming of the future. And I’ll try to break it all down here.
Jimmy Butler FINALLY traded out of Minnesota
If you’ve been sleep under a rock or watching football, forward Jimmy Butler has been traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Somewhere Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns are screaming ‘finally’.)
That trade has an impact on our Knicks of course because the Sixers play in our division. If Butler signs an extension, the Sixers are one of those teams that have a good four year window, a championship window at that.
2018-19 wasn’t our year to make a push but the following year and the one after is our opportunity to get there. With Philly getting Butler, that can throw a wrench in our plans.
KD, Draymond have a shouting match
Golden State Warriors forwards Kevin Durant and Draymond Green got into a heated argument after the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers and has everyone speculating.
Durant who already said he doesn’t know what he’s going to do after this season in free agency, was shown on video saying ‘that’s why I’m outta here.’ From what everyone is saying, basically Bob Myers the GM of the Warriors have an impending decision to make.
Should Durant leave as a free agent, people are saying they should at least get something. Some people are saying trade Draymond.
I’m just hoping all this leads to Durant ultimately choosing the Knicks in free agency. The former MVP and two time Finals MVP may decide to come to Seventh Avenue and if he does this whole situation just makes it easier to see him walking away from that dynasty.
Now, those two things both affect the Knicks greatly. One is a better option, but both can’t be looked at with a grain of salt.
Hopefully, Scott Perry makes the moves necessary to compete with the Boston Celtics and Sixers in the future.