Boston Celtics Rumor: Jimmy Butler Could Be On His Way To Boston Or Cleveland According To A Report By CSN Chicago
It appears Jimmy Butler will indeed be traded by the Bulls. The Boston Celtics could be his landing spot according to one report.
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.”
“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, but signs point to him being traded by the draft on Thursday.