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NBA executive says it’s either “Boston or Cleveland” for Jimmy Butler

We don't know where Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler will end up this offseason but it's becoming more and more likely that he's getting traded. After speculation that the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers are interested, a report on Tuesday stated Butler preferred one of those teams. For a deal with Cleveland to work, there would have to be a third team involved. Possibly the Phoenix Suns ...

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Report: Cavaliers, Suns & Timberwolves interested in Jimmy Butler

And. Here. We. Go. With just days until the 2017 NBA Draft, the rumor mill surrounding Jimmy Butler is starting to heat up. Earlier on Monday we wrote about the Philadelphia 76ers turning down a deal for Butler that involved the No. 3 overall pick. With the Boston Celtics reportedly looking to center a package for Butler around the No. 3 overall pick, things are heating up. On Monday afternoon three more te ...

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Paul Pierce says the Celtics should trade the No. 1 overall pick

After the Boston Celtics won the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night, the thought of the team re-engaging in trade talks with the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler seemed like it was all but over. But on Wednesday a former Celtics star, who had a big role in the team acquiring the pick, thinks they should trade it. Paul Pierce appeared on ESPN's "The Jump" Wednesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming NBA Easte ...

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Did Celtics lottery win end Jimmy Butler trade talks?

The Chicago Bulls lost their final chance at adding the Sacramento Kings' first round pick, completing the Luol Deng trade a few years back. Their chances at landing a top pick in exchange for Jimmy Butler also may have come to an end. Chicago and Boston have flirted with the idea of Butler for over a year now, with reports stating that the Bulls turned down a deal in 2016. Later in 2017, the rumor swirled ...

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Report: Rajon Rondo to try in play in Game 5 vs. Celtics

Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo might return sooner than we thought. After being ruled out indefinitely, Rondo may try and play in Wednesday's Game 5 in Boston according to a report. The Vertical's Shams Charania is reporting that Rondo is preparing to attempt to play in Wednesday's game 5 after suffering a fracture in his right thumb. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/857040148386762753 The tw ...

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NBA Playoffs: Jimmy Butler is looking forward to guarding Isaiah Thomas

Just a few months ago the NBA Playoffs looked like a dream for the Chicago Bulls. But after winning 6 of their last 8 to close out the season, the Bulls clinched the 8 seed. Their first round opponent? The Boston Celtics. Chicago and Boston open the best-of-7 first round series on Sunday night in Boston but this doesn't have the feel of your typical 1-8 matchup. The two teams split the regular season series ...

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The possible snag in a Bulls-Celtics trade for Jimmy Butler revealed

We told you a few weeks ago that the talks between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics could pickup in regards to guard Jimmy Butler. And it's happening. With Thursday's trade deadline looming, there's not much time to get a deal done. The two teams have been in talks again in a deal that would send the 27-year-old Butler to the Celtics. But there's a major snag. NBA reporter David Aldridge was on NBA TV t ...

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Report: Bulls, Celtics to re-discuss Jimmy Butler trade?

The Chicago Bulls could be very busy at the NBA Trade Deadline next month. And that could include star guard Jimmy Butler. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that NBA executives think the Bulls and Celtics will connect again and re-open talks on a deal involving Jimmy Butler. Here's what Johnson wrote: "There are rival executives who believe the Bulls and Celtics will rekindle trade talks cent ...

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The value of Jimmy Butler transcends any trade

Will the Bulls explore the option of trading Jimmy Butler this offseason? It’s hard to say exactly where the root of Jimmy Butler trade rumors is. Have they sprung up from typical media speculation, or is it actually connected to potential plans from the Bulls front office? Either way, as obvious as it sounds, it bears repeating: trading Jimmy Butler would be an unconscionable mistake for the Bulls to make. ...

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The Fighting Illini hold onto a 42-34 win against Southern Illinois and snap a nine-game losing streak

The Illini probably wished their season opener against Southern Illinois would’ve ended at half time. After leading 25-7 at the half, the Illini fought off a feisty Saluki comeback to hold onto the 42-34 victory. After trailing 7-3 after the first quarter, under new offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, the Illinois offense came alive in the second. In the Illini’s second drive of the quarter senior quarterback ...

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