Jimmy Butler trade to Boston Celtics 'an unlikely scenario'

Jimmy Butler trade to Boston Celtics 'an unlikely scenario'

Jimmy Butler trade to Boston Celtics 'an unlikely scenario'

ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers are working on "multi-team trade scenarios" to try to acquire Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler. If Cleveland were to trade for Butler it would be a more complicated deal, involving multiple teams, according to Stein. Cleveland has been working through Monday in an effort to secure Butler's services, as multiple teams around the league have made him a person of interest, especially heading into the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday night. The Celtics just recently made a deal with the Philadelphia Sixers to send them the No. 1 pick in the draft in exchange for the No.

Jimmy Butler speculation has buzzed anew since news broke Friday that the Celtics and 76ers are poised to swap the first and third picks in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, with the Celtics adding another future first-round pick to their already deep vault of assets.

Jimmy Butler to the Cavaliers seems like maybe the most unlikely of scenarios for him, but hey, there's a reason the National Basketball Association offseason is the craziest in all of sports.

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Names being circulated on who the Pacers could pick at no. 18 include UCLA forward T.J. The max contract the team can now offer George is a five-year, $177 million extension.

Butler, if he stays in Chicago, would be eligible for a so-called "super max" contract extension exceeding $200 million in the summer of 2018 if he earns an All-NBA berth next season as he did this season.

An All-Star who averaged 21.9 points per game last season, Hayward will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. But what, now that the Celtics have picked up what could be the 12th pick in the 2019 draft in order to move down two spots, they should suddenly be OK with moving their top pick for Butler?

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