Boston Celtics Trade Rumors Regarding Chicago Bulls Guard Jimmy Butler Could Start Flying With NBA Executives Giving The Story A New Life
From the Chicago Tribune:
There are rival executives who believe the Bulls and Celtics will rekindle trade talks centered on Jimmy Butler before the Feb. 23 deadline. The teams held serious talks in June, and the Celtics own the same assets — Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, the Nets’ first-round picks in 2017 and 2018 — the teams discussed then.
Butler could be in line for a five-year, roughly $230 million extension in 2018 that would begin in 2019-20 should he qualify for the designated player exception. Trading a player of Butler’s stature typically takes place near the draft, when draft positions are known and projected picks slotted.
This story just seems to never die, I have been hearing rumors of a Jimmy Butler trade to the Boston Celtics for a very long time. Chances are it will never happen but going with the theory the exec’s have a starting five would look like this.
SF Jimmy Butler
PF Al Horford
Not to shabby, it is an addition to the starting five but it also kills your bench depth with Smart being the biggest minute eater for the Boston Celtics bench. But adding Butler would put this team into the real championship contender that we desperately crave.
If I had to pick between the Carmelo Anthony trade and this one I would pick the Melo one simply because making this move for Butler would cost a ton. But it would be a franchise changing move.
Leave your thoughts in the comment section below on what you would do if you were Danny Ainge.