You had a date? You went out with my butler?! Who said you could go out with my butler?!Well, why do I need your permission?
Because he's MY butler!
The Washington Post 's Michael Lee wrote today about how some other teams are inquiring about a trade for Caron Butler. While he says that Butler is important to Ernie Grunfeld and the Wizards, he also says that anything could happen.
That anything can happen situation would be some kind of a big deal. Butler isn't gonna go for scrubs like Mike Miller, Travis Outlaw, or Marvin Williams. He definitely isn't gonna go somewhere packaged with the 5th pick, not even for Amare Stoudemire.
The Wizards are playing this whole situation pretty well. They have a draft pick everyone wants and 2 players in Jamison and Butler that other teams could use as well. Teams are throwing weak trade offers the Wizards way because the Wiz were one of the worst teams last year, but Ernie knows better.
The only deal the Wizards would make using Caron Butler would have to be very lopsided in the Wizards favor. For example, a Kwame Brown for Pau Gasol type deal.
Don't any other teams want other All-Star caliber players like Mike James & Etan Thomas? (hard to denote sarcasm via text isn't it)
Is the draft really only 2 days away!
- Michael Lee: Wizards Rebuffing Inquiries For Butler