The guys at @hpbasketball compared our pal Shump to the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler… and the numbers are so close it’s eerie.
They’re very different players, operating in completely different systems. Sure, they both make their money on the defensive end, but the way they each go about getting their points is like night and day. So where am I going with this? Well, when you do take a step back and look at how they matchup against one another purely from a quantitative standpoint, they appear to be the same player, which kind of blew my mind.
via Blurred Vision: The Iman Shumpert vs. Jimmy Butler Debate – Hardwood Paroxysm.
Tom Thibodeau is featured prominently on any list of the top coaches in the NBA. His Chicago Bulls posted gaudy winning percentages of over .750 in his first two seasons on the job, and well over .500 in his third despite playing the entire season without Derrick Rose.
This year, he’ll have Rose back in the fold and the deepest, most complete roster he’s had in his tenure. Many consider his Bulls to be the biggest threat to the Miami Heat’s chance at a three-peat.
But he’s not winning a title—not until he makes some pretty significant changes.
via Note to Thibs: Embrace Your Inner Popovich | Baller Mind Frame.
With the NBA’s new CBA bringing teams closer and closer to paying bigger fines for exceeding the salary cap, player movement and contract negotiations were framed in a different light this offseason.
Couple ownership salary cap concerns with the unprecedented number of front office and coaching changes that took place this offseason, and the flood gates opened to provide a heaping helping of intrigue going into the 2013-14 season.
So, where did all of those free agents and misfit players end up up at the end of the offseason? Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference offseason moves.
via Rotowire.com – Fantasy NBA Draft Kit: Offseason Moves – Eastern Conference.