Reading about how Jimmy Butler wanted Dwyane Wade to come to Chicago, and Wade saying it’s “Jimmy’s team”, I can help but feel this could be the ultimate proof–the “put up or shut up” in the Buttler vs Rose saga.
On one hand, you have a revamped Knicks team. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah joining Carmello Anthony and friends. Back in Chicago you have Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo joining Jimmy Buttler and the Bench mob part 3 (I think we are in version 3). Rookie Denzel Valentine has already shown some flashes in summer league.
The competition is real. The competitiveness will be there for everyone to debate throughout the 82 game schedule. Which team will have the better record? It will be the ultimate “put up or shut up” in the Buttler vs Rose saga. Regardless of what each team does in the playoffs.