NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler To Celtics Trade Has NBA Draft Pick Snag

Matt Couden - Author

Feb. 20 2017, Updated 11:12 p.m. ET

The NBA trade rumors involving Jimmy Butler heading to the Boston Celtics in a deal may have a bit of a snag, according to the latest reports. Reportedly, Boston is unwilling to part ways with their top pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, which would be part of the assets the Chicago Bulls would want in order to make this deal happen. While Boston would certainly be upgrading their roster in an attempt to make a serious postseason run, Chicago would want to know they have some sort of component to make their team better for the future. However, will the Celtics be willing to part ways with their pick?

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In a recent ESPN piece, it was discussed how the Celtics are the current No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, which puts them right up there with the defending champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers. At just two games behind the champs right now, and with Cleveland dealing with Kevin Love’s injury, it gives Boston the ability to potentially overtake the Cavs as the top team. While that sounds good enough as it is, adding a third star to their lineup to create a new “Big Three” in Boston would sound even better to fans, especially with Golden State considered the team to beat in the NBA.


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