Trade talks about Boston Celtics' plan to take Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler continue to circulate. The trade-off seems very positive but how will he fit in the team with Isaiah Thomas?
It has been rumored since the last 2016 NBA draft that Celtics is interested in acquiring Jimmy Butler. Speculations are now claiming it might find light in this 2017 NBA trade deadline.
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The rumors have been rampant that even Jimmy Butler appears to be tired of the talks. The athlete said "Why talk about it?" during an All-Star practice. The Chicago Bulls' shooting guard also mentioned that there is no use of worrying about it. He explained that anything can happen, either he is still in his team or in another team.
Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge has reportedly been scrutinizing the league to catch a star player for the past three years now. Jimmy Butler could be the elite player the president is looking for.
The trade seems to be a favorable decision for Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. However, sources told SportingNews that the latter has not come to a final decision yet. In fact, the tipster said that Chicago Bulls still has uncertainties on what direction to go about this season.
On the contrary, some are questioning how the shooting guard of Chicago Bulls could try to fit in the Boston Celtics. The team already has Isaiah Thomas as the marquee player of the team. Would this mean Jimmy Buttler will have to take second place to Isaiah Thomas?
In another angle, reports say that the trade could pose some conflicts. The trade-off would affect the salary cap of both teams.
However, MassLive has noted that acquiring the Chicago Bulls' shooting guard would also enable Celtics to get the chance to pursue the Eastern Conference title by competing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It seems fit that the team needs an elite player like him.
Do you think the Boston Celtics will get Jimmy Butler before the February 23 trade deadline?