Looks Like Jimmy Butler Could Be Back On The Trade Market...
The Chicago Bulls discussed trade scenarios involving Jimmy Butler with both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics in the offseason and could be ready to reengage his market leading to the trade deadline.
After coming close to a full rebuild in trading Butler, the Bulls signed Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo in July. The Rondo signing hasn't worked out and he's unlikely to finish the season with the Bulls while Butler has continued to play at an All-Star level.
"League sources say the team made it known weeks ago through back channels that Jimmy Butler is available for the right price," said Ric Bucher.
"The Bulls, league sources say, have been uncertain about building around Butler even after signing him to a five-year, $95 million deal. One league executive said GM Gar Forman held off aggressively pursuing a move sooner this season because of the team's surprising start. Now that the Bulls have leveled off, Butler is apparently back on the market, along with (Rajon) Rondo of course."
Looks like Danny Ainge messed up the good chance he had to pull the trigger on a Butler deal. We'll see what happens, Would you want Butler in green even if it means having to give a lot of our assets?