In 2009-10, Butler ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in Offensive Rating thanks to his impressive shooting percentages, keen ability to get to the line and microscopic turnover rate. Synergy Sports tracking mirrored that assessment that season, placing him in the 97th percentile in efficiency. Butler ranked fifth in PER (Player Efficiency Rating) ahead of Syracuse’s Wesley Johnson (No. 4 pick in the 2010 Draft) and Georgetown’s Greg Monroe (No. 7).
December 3, 2020 | 12:12 am EST Update
Michael Lee: Someone close to Russell Westbrook told me DC was his preferred destination. Russ was intrigued about playing with Bradley Beal & excited to reunite with Scott Brooks. I can’t remember a guy coming off an All-NBA season who preferred to play for the Wizards, so there’s that…
Initial trade talks stalled over draft capital and the possibility of other players included in a deal — for instance, young big man Thomas Bryant —before both teams could come to terms on an agreement. In the end, it was a simple Westbrook-for-Wall swap with the addition of a heavily protected first-round pick. Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard declared a week ago that the Wizards had no plans on trading Wall and the Rockets were prepared to enter camp with Westbrook, but situations in the NBA are always fluid and can change on a dime — a phone call is all it takes.
Albert Nahmad: LeBron James will now have 3 years, $124.9M remaining on his contract, after adding his 2-year, $85.7M extension. He won’t be allowed to extend his contract again until two years after this extension is officially signed.