After what felt like years of drama in Minnesota, Jimmy Butler was finally granted his trade request to a (psuedo) contender last week. In Philadelphia he teams up with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to create one of the most intriguing big three’s in the league, however the fit is far from seamless.
When Jusuf Nurkic was acquired by the Portland Trailblazers two seasons ago he showed a dominant stretch of play that lived up to his nickname ‘Bosnian Boogie’. Since then though the league has continued to evolve and his role and opportunities have become more cloudy.
Once a perennial All-Star and fan favourite, the goodwill around the league has long worn off for Dwight Howard. After spending the first eaight years of his career in Orlando, Howard has since played for seven teams in as many years, leaving a trail of fired coaches and disappointed fanbases in his wake.
Somewhat of a forgtten man, Bledsoe is still an above average starting PG in the league who has historically played well against the Blazers. Averaging almost 3ppg more than his career average versus the Blazers, we may see the Bucks challenged and in that case Bledsoe should play around the 32 minute mark which is 5 minutes more than he is averaging this season thus far. Leading to more opportunity plus all these other factors should see Bledsoe clearing this line. Line Odds 14.5 $1.82