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2017 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

It finally happened. The Chicago Bulls actually traded star Jimmy Butler after months of speculation that they would. Chicago pulled the trigger on a deal Thursday night during the 2017 NBA Draft sending Butler and the No. 16 overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick in the draft. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news: https://twitte ...

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Report: Jimmy Butler trying to sell Bulls on signing Kyrie Irving or Kyle Lowry

Trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler have persisted for several years, with the rumor mill churning out new stories almost hourly this offseason. While the asking price for Butler may be high, the all-star guard is trying to sell his front office on bringing a top-tier point guard to Chicago. According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley, Butler’s asking price is high but there are teams willing to work w ...

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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: Jimmy Butler will ‘push’ for a trade to Cleveland

Another day, another Jimmy Butler rumor. This time it has a connection to the report from Monday that the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in acquiring Butler via trade. Chicago Sun-Times beat writer Joe Cowley reported Tuesday that Butler will 'push' for a trade to the Cavaliers in the coming days. Here's what Cowley wrote: One of the sources indicated that Butler would even push his front office to get ...

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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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Report: Philadelphia 76ers turned down trade for Jimmy Butler

It appears as if the Chicago Bulls have attempted to move Jimmy Butler ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. According to Stephen A. Smith, the Bulls sent a trade offer to the Philadelphia 76ers involving Jimmy Butler and the No. 3 overall pick. The 76ers turned down the deal and instead traded the pick in a package for No. 1 overall to draft Markelle Fultz on Thursday. Smith then detailed what the Boston Celtics pl ...

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Is Boston eyeing a draft day trade for Jimmy Butler?

The hot rumor during the 2016 NBA Draft was that the Boston Celtics could make a move for Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. It never happened. Instead, the Celtics drafted Jaylen Brown and decided to keep their roster the way it was. That led to a Eastern Conference Finals exit to the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. With just under a week left before the 2017 NBA Draft, the Butler-Celtics rumors are start ...

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Jimmy Butler named to All-NBA Third Team

As the NBA is in the middle of its conference championships, the league announced its All-NBA teams on Thursday afternoon. While it will certainly be a summer filled with more trade speculation surrounding Jimmy Butler, the forward does know one thing: He's a member of the All-NBA team. Butler was named to the All-NBA Third Team on Thursday, edging out Indiana's Paul George and Salt Lake's Gordon Hayward. T ...

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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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