Re: Opinion: Should Jimmy Butler start at the 2 when Deng is back?
No, based solely on his jumpshot. Next year when he's worked on it for another summer? Maybe.
But he should definitely start getting more minutes. Let Rip start, get the offense going because they seem to really like to get up on teams in the first few minutes with Rip. Bring in Jimmy then give Deng rest, move Jimmy to the 3 and bring in Belly/Rip. I think Rip could transition into being the guy who works with the bench, to keep them organized on offense and be the guy who takes the bailout shots. Like how Deng has generally been that guy in the Thibs era.