Re: Jimmy Butler
Deng gets paid a lot of money. To pay that to him and to Noah and to Boozer and to Rose...I think they need more.
I would trade Deng. And not just because Butler could probably be the starter soon. But Rose is hurt. The team can still make the playoffs, but the guy is injured. If the concern is they don't even make the playoffs, then they obviously aren't thinking enough of their chances anyway.
I'd make a move. Maybe Deng to Utah for Burks. I don't know if Utah would do that, but they might. And it's worth a shot. Or a package of Boozer and Deng for...someone.
How about Deng for Al Jefferson?