I’m also intrigued by the fate of Kemba Walker, who is in the final year of his contract. Walker is building a home in Charlotte and said he wants to “create something special” with the Hornets. But if Charlotte doesn’t want to risk losing him for nothing next summer, perhaps a trade is in its best interest.
John Gambadoro: Look the Suns would have LOVED to get Rozier and he is a difference maker – him alone in my opinion makes Suns 10 games better. He is a fantastic player. But he is very very unlikely to be traded. But trust me Ryan and James both tried for Rozier before agreeing to sign Jamal.
Trading a player as talented as Jimmy Butler is a big decision. Embarking upon the second season of the rebuild, are there any organizational regrets? Michael Reinsford: Ultimately, we want to get to a championship level. We just decided that we had gone far enough with that current roster. To me, the most successful way of going through a rebuild is you have to make trades. So we took a player in Jimmy Butler, arguably a top-15 player in the league, and we traded him for what we felt could jump-start our rebuild. I think over time, that will prove out that that was the right decision.