Chisholm: Why Butler is starting
Old 01-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CHISHOLM: THE REASON BUTLER IS STARTING FOR THE RAPTORS

The easiest answer as to why he's starting is because he plays defence. No, he's not a stopper or a shot blocker, but he plays solid team defence. When Dwane Casey began implementing the new defensive structure that the Raptors were going to employ this season, he needed guys that could just run it without the inconsistencies that a fresh learning curve tends to provide. That's why guys like Jamaal Magloire, Anthony Carter and Butler were brought in this season - to provide the defensive neophytes with some low-mistake veterans to play off of. Butler knows where to be on defence, he knows where to rotate to, how to cover pick-and-rolls, how to handle back screens and how much pressure to apply to a ball handler. If you want an easy comparison to the values of what he brings, watch him play defence and then watch DeMar DeRozan play defence - while DeRozan is working hard to understand what is expected of him, he still makes tons of mistakes. Butler goes unnoticed for the most part because he simply moves to where he needs to be, so the fact that no one notices his play at that end actually speaks well of his performance at that end of the court.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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he also starts to lmit JJ's early fouls
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Though he's not that great on offense either, at least he knows where to be during defense. JJs fouls arent committed as often now, but it is now clear how weak our 3 spot really is
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he also starts to lmit JJ's early fouls
I'm telling ya, JJ's got a block to foul ratio.
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I'm telling ya, JJ's got a block to foul ratio.
Yeah, 3 fouls to every block
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Trade butler & JJ, they are both scrubs.
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Trade butler & JJ, they are both scrubs.
The word 'scrub' is thrown around so often around here. Look, both are NBA caliber players, especially Johnson. Get over yourself.

And if they're both "scrubs", who do you expect to get in exchange for them?
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The word 'scrub' is thrown around so often around here. Look, both are NBA caliber players, especially Johnson. Get over yourself.

And if they're both "scrubs", who do you expect to get in exchange for them?
Honestly I'd rather have brian scalabrine :cookie:
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Honestly I'd rather have brian scalabrine :cookie:
Well obviously. Who wouldn't want that lucky leprechaun? :cookie:
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Trade butler & JJ, they are both scrubs.
We can package them together for one those single serving coffee makers, maybe it will boost moral. Or at least we won't be wasting half a pot of coffee.
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Does that mean it's starting to become clear why Chicago gave up on James Johnson? I suppose he could become a useful backup to an alpha dog like Harrison Barnes. As for Butler, he's just filling a 1 year space in the tank.
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BC says to The Butler "Make sure you don't make any of those 3 point shotS you usually make!"

Butler says "Yes sir!"
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BC says to The Butler "Make sure you don't make any of those 3 point shotS you usually make!"

Butler says "Yes sir!"

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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He starts because were planning to lose and get the first pick next season. A player that misses every shot he takes is extremely valuable on a team that wants to lose.
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He starts because were planning to lose and get the first pick next season. A player that misses every shot he takes is extremely valuable on a team that wants to lose.
That would be a fine explanation if it weren't for the fact that he's always been seen as a pretty good shooter.
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He's a veteran that understands how to play D, but for some reason he's really lost his shot... no big deal, but he's better on this team than Weems.
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He's a veteran that understands how to play D, but for some reason he's really lost his shot... no big deal, but he's better on this team than Weems.
Makes you wonder if DeMars recent bad play might be tied to the fact that his best friend isn't on the roster this year?
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Makes you wonder if DeMars recent bad play might be tied to the fact that his best friend isn't on the roster this year?

If that's the case and he can't get over it he needs to go.
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The real question is why is butler shooting
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