And Chris Paul is a good team mate? Ask a few guys who played for the Clipps what they think. And why did Ariza and Moute leave HR to play for non-contenders?
Want to talk about Melo's locker room presence?
Harden is not exactly Mr. Congeniality himself.
In other words, Butler would fit in just fine in Houston.
Ariza and Moute left for financial reasons. Houston didn't have enough money to offer either of them even half of what they got.
Butler is a solid player, but he's vastly overrated. Sure he brings a certain level of toughness, great defense, and some scoring ability in between the perimeter, but if you really think he moves the needle for that team and is the missing link, then I guess we'll have to wait and see how it all transpires if he goes there.
Butler was in a pretty ideal scenario with the Wolves. He had the chance to shine next to what many view as one of the best and most versatile big men in the game in KAT, the two just never seemed to mesh and the off-court issues became evident.
I actually want the Rockets to acquire Butler because that way, they'd give up a plethora of picks and assets and will eventually A) be forced to offer a max contract to a player whom I view isn't of that tier, or B) watch Butler end up leaving for another team in free agency.