The Pelicans weren’t able to overcome the loss of center Anthony Davis, who left Monday’s 98-95 loss to the Pacers after falling on his back in the third quarter. Davis had 16 points when he left, but New Orleans kept it close. The Pelicans might have won had Dante Cunningham played better. Cunningham was 1 for 7 from the floor for 3 points. The 6-8 forward led the Pelicans with 31 minutes, but had just two rebounds and a steal to go with his poor shooting night.
The Cavs flopped in more ways than one Monday. The biggest flop may have come from All-Star forward LeBron James, who had 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting. While bringing the ball upcourt, Warriors forward Draymond Green collided with James while trying to strip the ball. James reared back and dropped to the floor, drawing a flagrant 1 foul on Green.
“… One of the main reasons I’m here is Jimmy. He’s the one who called me and got me to come here. So that’s a big part of my decision and everything else, is what Jimmy’s doing, what his future looks like and all that. And I’ve made it very clear. So I have no idea from that standpoint. You just have to wait and see and then see what works out.”
The Bulls, who have reportedly been seeking trade suitors for Butler for the past year, are currently the eighth seed with a 21-22 record.
Its been no fault of Butler, who is averaging 24.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists. The 27-year-old is under control for two more seasons with a player option for 2019-20 making him a perfect Patriots Cheap Jerseys candidate for a sell-high deal.
Wade, meanwhile, has a player option for next season but doesn’t sound to San Jose Sharks Cheap Jerseys keen of being the only star on a losing team.