Celtics Back In On Jimmy Butler?

Celtics Back In On Jimmy Butler?

Grounded in reality or not, it's in vogue to fire up the Jimmy Butler-Celtics trade speculation every time a substantial National Basketball Association event or development occurs pertaining to Boston or Chicago.

The Cavaliers, seeking another top-caliber backcourt mate for Kyrie Irving, are trying to figure out multi-team trade scenarios, according to ESPN. But the Bulls didn't engage in February without the potential of that pick being No. 1, and once the trade with the 76ers is finalized, it will drop to No. 3.

The Celtics have acquired plenty of future first round picks that they could use in a package for a big trade.

Perhaps that could change - but it's not the Celtics who could facilitate a move that would change the look of the franchise. It's no secret that the Celtics covet Butler more than any other team in the league, giving general manger Danny Ainge reason to trade down in the Draft.

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.




Celtics have been high on Josh Jackson.

And if and when they land Butler, the C's will then focus their attention on impending free agent Gordon Hayward.

Smith said the Celtics believe they "have a better shot than anybody" at getting Hayward to come to Boston, as the Utah Jazz star played for Brad Stevens in college at Butler.

According to Clutch Points, the Celtics are set on acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Bulls with the number three pick they acquired today.

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