Originally Posted by LA_Showtime
I still don't understand why they didn't do everything in their power to trade for Gerald Wallace. He would've been a perfect fit, and he's a better player than Butler anyway.
I would ask Mark Cuban the exact same question. I know people laugh at the Mavs (for good reason at times)...but this team is/was different. We finally had the size up front to protect the paint and help Dirk on the boards.
And we finally had a legit 2nd guy. Butler isn't a great 2nd option compared to the likes of gasol/pierce/manu/lebron (hehe)....but he was good enough.
Butler could get his own shot and he was a good defender and about as tough as you get.
We could have had Gerald Wallace for pennies. We could have had Iggy. We could have had Wilson Chandler. We could have had Prince.
We did ****ing nothing. Its infuriating. The one time we need to make a move we didn't. Instead we settled on Peja and Brewer. Brewer doesn't play and Peja just isn't good enough.
So damn frustrating. We'll never know what might have been. I will say though....I would be picking the Mavs in this series with a healthy Butler or any one of those guys above starting at sf for us.