Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
Not to pick on your post, but I hate this term... "Find out if he can play". You might find out that he's another Alan Ball.
You shouldn't have to waste a year "finding out" if a player is any good -- your coaches should know by now whether he can do it or not.
No offense taken.
I think there are some players who don't get the opportunities to show what they can do as quickly as they should. In the case of Butler, I believe that he's entering the final year of his deal and a decision on him needs to be made. Is he a potential staarter opposite Ware or is he a career backup who will be leaving town next year?
I agree that the coaches should know by now and based on that, we'll see how they act in the draft and free agency.
If we're going to do this, why couldn't we "find out" if Arkin can play next year?
I don't think Arkin is physically capable of playing at this point.
Reports I read indicated his strength and conditioning was so sub par that he needed to be 'rebuilt'.
I don't think that's the case with Butler, expecially going into his fourth year at this level.