Chris Paul to Houston.
Jackson out of NY.
Jimmy Butler's phone # is (773) 899-6071
Indeed. Teague is a downgrade. He's only a little better as a shooter, but can't create space out of nothing via passing like Rubio, is nowhere near as good of a defender or rebounder, he's I think three years older than Ricky and we're giving him more years to him than we owed Ricky, while also giving him more money than we owed Ricky. Makes no sense at all. The Teague thing has nothing to do with us now being a probable playoff team again.
When we traded Ricky, I thought if we maybe got Kyle Lowry, that'd be a good piece of business. Rumor was that Butler was buttering him up to come to MN. Instead we signed Teague while Lowry was still on the market, which has me dumbfounded. Is it so we could sign Taj Gibson? If so, why don't we call Toronto and ask if they'll trade us Lowry for Teague and Gibson and see how hard they laugh at us. Oh well, most likely getting in the playoffs again will be great. Hayward leaving Utah helps, both in terms of torpedoing a team above us and giving us 4 easier games in the division.