True. But if we kept Jimmy and Ben what role would Ben play? I recall someone posted a video of the last few plays of the Raptors triple bounce game. Ben basically was just there, just a 5th man on the floor. Would he have played the point for the first 3 quarters then hand the ball over to jimmy in the 4th? Coach Brown had a hard time getting Ben and Embiid to play together how was he going to get the most out of the 3 of them playing in crunch time without egos being extremely bruised?
Actually i think Brown’s plan is what you just mentioned. Let Ben play point for the first 3 quarters then let Jimmy take over in the fourth. It’s sort of how you see Wade-Bron or PG-Kawhi where both guys would take turn in being primary perimeter playmaker.
Ego aside, the best way to do it is let Ben run the offense with Butler conserving his energy for the 4th quarter. Then on crunch time, you let Butler run the offense where Ben can focus on playing defense.
This is what we’ve done for the most part until the Raps series. And Ive posted here how clunky it is and how you can make it tough to work when opponents can play a big SF like Raps and Bucks can.
Agree with everything you said including Biid-Ben is already tough to fit then its harder to add Butler in the equation.
A part of me goes philosophical and thinks this is probably why most superteams are consolidated into one team after a star has an awakening that he can’t do it alone. Like KG, Bron, Wade and so forth. The problem is, Butler is a different type of player while Ben still thinks he is larger than life.
It’s also quite ironic when Jimmy Butler said how some of our team (yes, our team) are not playing for the championship but for fame and fortune. I mean.. why is he not willing to sacrifice his game to fit with Ben then?
No matter what era you play in, You can’t have two guys who are not good shooters or won’t shoot that also want to play point guard on the court at the same time.
Anyway, whether you guys agree with me or not. we can all agree that Ben has to improve on offense.
Next season, no excuses. No more blaming on Brett or with the roster. He better be a better offensive player or I can see him on the trading block heading for 2021-2022 season.
I’m not saying he has to pay. I wish him well (like everyone on this team). But I hope seeing Butler in the finals would drive him into a better player.