Da’Sean Butler was waived
In unfortunate news Tuesday afternoon, the Spurs announced that the team waived Da’Sean Butler.
Let’s be honest, Butler was a long shot to be a major contributor on the Spurs, but that doesn’t change my disappointment with this development. I haven’t been to training camp yet, nor have I watched a practice, so I have no clue what Butler looked like in comparison to the rest of the team. I just really wanted him to make the team.
First, I wanted him to overcome that horrible knee injury from his last year in college. That’s a tear-jerker if I’ve ever seen one. I also wanted to think that the Spurs front office pulled another fast one on the rest of the league, signing Butler at the end of last year for next to nothing when, if it hadn’t been for that knee injury, he would’ve been a lottery pick in the 2010 draft.
In the end, it appears Butler is either still not ready for the NBA or never will be. Danny Green may have a good hold on the third string small forward spot and a good chance to make the team. Though James Anderson could steal some minutes there too. And everybody moves on.