JIMMY BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jaylen Brown looks like reason Celtics didn’t trade for Jimmy Butler

The Boston Celtics didn’t want a Jimmy Butler or Paul George if it meant surrendering Jaylen Brown.Despite seemingly endless assets, team president Danny Ainge bowed out of the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes before the former Chicago Bulls guard got traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.Brown might be the biggest reason, according to the Boston Globe‘s Adam Himmelsbach: It makes some...
Via The Sports Daily
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Jimmy Butler sends farewell message to Bulls fans

Jimmy Butler spent the first seven years of his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, and had some great moments with the fans.As such, in the wake of his trade to the Wolves, he sent a farewell message to the Bulls faithful, remaining classy as always. Here’s the caption that went along with the post.What can I say?! I truly struggle with the words because you’ve been so much more...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Following Jimmy Butler deal, is Ricky Rubio now off the trade block?

Most of the rumors surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves leading up to Thursday’s NBA Draft included the team looking to move point guard Ricky Rubio.When the Association’s annual draft came to a conclusion, Minnesota had added All-Star guard Jimmy Butler in a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Bulls. It was a move that had been bandied about, but onlookers were still a bit...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler’s attitude toward Fred Hoiberg made players ‘uncomfortable’

There has been a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls not getting enough in return from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Jimmy Butler trade, but that may have something to do with teams knowing Butler’s relationship with his coach had soured.In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade came together, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that it was essentially a known fact that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics refused to part with high draft picks in Jimmy Butler trade talks

Many Boston Celtics fans were left wondering why the team wasn’t more involved in the process that ultimately saw the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler, and the answer is pretty simple: Danny Ainge loves his draft picks.According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, trade talks between the Celtics and Bulls failed to gain much traction as the Celtics were unwilling to discuss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves considering trading seventh pick for Jimmy Butler

We already know that the Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in acquiring All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls. There remains a lot to this possibility, especially considering Wolves’ head man Tom Thibodeau coached Butler in Chicago.Now comes this report from ESPN’s Ian Begley suggesting that Minnesota is considering including the seventh pick in Thursday’s draft...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers will not land Paul George or Jimmy Butler

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently without a general manager after moving on from David Griffin earlier in the week. This has not stopped the Cavs from attempting to improve a roster that has earned three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.Among the names bandied about are Paul George and Jimmy Butler. Though, it does not appear that Cleveland has enough assets to add either...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Zero truth’ to idea Cavs players told Butler to stay away

Things seem to be completely up in the air in Cleveland less than two weeks after the Cavaliers lost the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.The week started with Cleveland moving on from general manager David Griffin. It continued with reports that the team is interested in Jimmy Butler and Paul George.This changed to an extent with indications coming up that Butler himself...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs players cautioning Butler to stay away

Cavaliers players who liked the idea of the team potentially adding Jimmy Butler via trade are now reportedly urging Butler to do what he can to stay away from Cleveland.According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the same players who previously encouraged Butler to push for a trade from the Chicago Bulls have been telling him the opposite in the wake of general manager David...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler pushing for trade to Cavs

Several teams are interested in trading for Jimmy Butler, but the Chicago Bulls superstar reportedly has one team at the top of his list of preferred destinations.Accoridng to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and other Cleveland Cavaliers players have reached out to Butler over the past several days to gauge his interest in joining them. Butler apparently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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