Jimmy Butler trade to Boston Celtics 'an unlikely scenario'

The Celtics Could Be Gearing Up To Make A Run At Jimmy Butler

Yeah, we were ready for all the craziness of the National Basketball Association offseason, but not many people expected to be swimming through some Cavaliers-Jimmy Butler talk. Not very much longer after Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to get in on the Butler sweepstakes, Marc Stein came swooping in with the bombshell that the Cavaliers have been doing their work to try and package something together with some teams to ultimately acquire his services in Cleveland. After agreeing to trade the No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers for the No. 3 pick and a future first-rounder with protections, the question now is what Danny Ainge will do with that third overall pick.

On ESPN's "First Take" Monday morning, Stephen A. Smith reported that the Chicago Bulls approached the 76ers about sending Jimmy Butler to Philly in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick.

Now, the Pelicans have never said anything about trading away their franchise player and it would likely take a mint to get them to part ways with Davis.

"Jimmy Butler, as a piece, is not a bad idea".

The Celtics are also believed to be interested in acquiring the 6-7 Butler, who just completed the second year of a five-year, $95 million contract that includes an option for that fifth season. Since the star wing has a minimum of two full seasons left, the Bulls could expect a rich haul in return for Butler. His name first became the subject of trade speculation around the February trade deadline. The Celtics have enough to put a competitive team on the floor as is without having to add a player of Butler's caliber. During the six-game playoff series against the Celtics, Butler averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

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