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Old 12-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd take Butler too. He's one of the best defensive players in the NBA, and his offence, like Derozans, has improved a lot year by year. The difference is CHIs offence doesn't include Butler as a primary option so hes limited to being a spot up shooter or late clock slasher, but he's extremely smart and you know that he's going to make the right plays nightly. In general, this comparison comes down to defence, because if Demar could improve to become an above average defender, than he'd be the better player, but he still hasn't shown that he can be a good defender on a consistent basis. Being elite at something as big as individual and team defence sets Butler apart in this comparison.
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