Probably they should have held on to him until the end of the season, but you don't exactly make roster moves based around potential injuries to superstars.
Quote:Butler is a good defender, but I think you might be exaggerating a bit about Lebron being "ineffective."
While Lebron still got some stats, I have never seen anyone handle him better than Jimmy Butler did. Lebron was pretty ineffective and it was mainly because of that amazing defense Butler played. If anyone wants a clinic on how to defend, this is it. I'm incredibly impressed with this kid. He was under Lebron's chin at will. Wow.
19/9/5 (didn't play most of the 4th)
Pretty much his season averages, and that's with two blowouts.