From: Las Vegas
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
It might be a comment as simple as "show me you want to win kid" or else I am not playing with you. Jordan said stuff like it all the time.....I am sure Butler sees the talent.
I'd bet its more being sick of Andrew's act on the court.
Yes, he has tons of raw athletic talent, but he's under skilled and under motivated.
4 years, 332 games, 12,000 minutes. And the only things he does at an even average NBA level for a wing is jump high and stay healthy.
Below average shooter, defender, rebounder, passer, handle, motor, etc…
Yes, he’s only 23, but he’s got A LOT of NBA experience. Odds of him even becoming a solidly average NBA player are pretty long.
But more importantly, what incentive does he have to start playing hard? In college, he underachieved his way to the #1 overall pick. And then as a Pro, he underachieved his way to a Max contract.