Chicago Bulls Rumors: Boston Celtics Might Acquire Jimmy Butler Before The Trade Deadline Expires [VIDEO]
on Jan 16, 2017 10:20 AM EST
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Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot over Jae Crowder #99 of the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on January 16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo : Maddie Meyer/Staff/Getty Images)
Trade rumors to Chicago Bulls superstar Jimmy Butler start to banner the headlines nowadays. Latest news is saying that the Boston Celtics is one possible destination for him and might acquire him before the trade deadline expires.
Butler has been the hot topic of numerous trade deal as of late. Being a high-value player, many teams are already showing an interest in acquiring him even the Bulls have not confirmed his available for trade. But it seems that the Celtics are poised to get his services having the best trade offer to give that some say that the Bulls could not decline.
It is no secret that the Celtics are one the most active teams in the trade market for the past few months. Although they got Al Horford from the Atlanta Hawks in the offseason, team management still feels that the team is not yet a competitive one. And now, they are said to be targeting Butler as they are seeking to augment their roster going to the playoffs.
According to FOXSports, the Celtics have openly expressed their desire of adding a superstar and build a contender team that will be able to compete with powerhouse teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. It seems that the Boston Celtics could be the top potential destination for Jimmy Butler if ever the Chicago Bulls decides to trade him.
Recent reports are also saying that the Bulls have already listened to trade pitches to Butler but it is not confirmed if they already pick a trade partner for him. And with many tradeable assets at their disposal, the Celtics could be the team that could lure the Bulls to trade Butler.
Reports are saying that the Boston Celtics could throw in a package of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder plus Amir Johnson. But the Bulls might likely pick Crowder due to his original position as small forward just like Butler. The Celtics might also add the 2017 Brooklyn first-round pick to sweeten up the pot for the Chicago Bulls.
Nevertheless, the potential deal between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics is still speculation as of this moment as none of the teams involved have confirmed the trade. But expect Jimmy Butler’s name in the rumor mills of trade rumors as the trade deadline is fast approaching.
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