NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls reportedly telling teams they're not trading Jimmy Butler
Unless they get a blockbuster offer, the Bulls don't plan on trading Butler
Since basically last year, Butler has been linked to the Celtics in a multitude of rumors and reports. Boston has plenty of assets they could use to acquire Butler, but according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have no desire to trade their All-Star just yet. Johnson does add one qualifier though: the Bulls will trade Butler if they get a significant offer.
Takes 1 blockbuster offer to change, but Bulls are rebuffing Butler inquiries/have told teams they have no plans to trade him, per source.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 21, 2017
There's posturing at this time of year. And if Celts engaged w/ Nets' pick, Bulls have to listen. But point is: Bulls aren't shopping Butler— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 21, 2017
The Celtics have been hesitant to include the Brooklyn Nets 2017 first-round pick, which could end up being a top-three selection. And it seems like, if Boston really wants to get Butler, they will need to include that pick.
Chicago may be treading water this season but there is no rush to trade Butler. He is their main star and is Chicagoâs go-to scorer.did create some tension earlier this season, however he is a unique talent and the Bulls will be much worse without him.
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