NBA executive: Jimmy Butler will be traded to either Celtics or Cavs
It appears Jimmy Butler will indeed be traded by the Bulls.
According to CSN Chicago, the Bulls are shopping Butler to many teams, including the Celtics. Other teams interested are the Cavs, Suns and Nuggets. The report went on to say the Celtics even offered the Bulls the No. 3 overall pick for Butler straight up, but were turned down.
The report also has one league executive saying “it’s either Boston or Cleveland but he’s going.”
This comes a day after Stephen A. Smith reported the Celtics would use the No. 3 pick to get Butler and then sign Gordon Hayward.
“They don’t know if they’ll be able to, but their hope is that they’ll be able to use the No. 3 pick, get themselves Jimmy Butler, go into free agency, get Gordon Hayward, and then combine Butler with Hayward,” he explained. “Keeping Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and those boys in toe, and making a legitimate run at the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Eastern Conference crown.”
This likely won’t be the last Butler rumor, so stay tuned.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog