Another player eager to join Team USA? Jimmy Butler.
Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago:
Butler would be a good fit.
From his perspective, he’s just 26, has four years remaining on his contract and would be relatively fresh after missing the playoffs.
From USA Basketball’s perspective, he’s a star two-way wing when there are precious few of those. If the Americans want to play small and slide a traditional small forward to power forward – a seemingly smart strategy in international play – they need to stack the roster with wings. There’d be plenty of opportunities for someone like Butler, who can play shooting guard and small forward.