The NBA offseason already has more rumors swirling around than a high school hallway, and one of the main topics has been Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler.
Butler long has been a subject of trade rumors, so the past few days have been nothing new. But the Bulls now actively are shopping the All-Star, according to CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill, citing multiple sources, and one NBA executive even told the website, “It’s either Boston or Cleveland, but he’s going.”
Goodwill added this interesting nugget, too:
The Bulls were rebuffed on an offer to the Celtics for the third pick straight-up, but bringing the Cavaliers to the table could increase the quality of offers for Butler, who would be eligible for a deal in the $40 million range annually if he makes another All-NBA team next season.
And there have been multiple rumors recently linking Butler to the Cavs. But according to TNT’s David Aldridge, Butler has notified the Cavaliers that he’d rather stay in Chicago than be traded to Cleveland.
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