Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls Make Decision on Whether to Trade Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls Make Decision on Whether to Trade Jimmy Butler

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The NBA world was rocked on Sunday night when controversial Sacramento Kings superstar DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Kings All-Star was the biggest shoe everyone was waiting to drop before the trade deadline on Thursday. Now, attention moves to the next biggest name people are expecting to see traded: Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler.

But according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, you shouldn’t hold your breath for a Butler deal as the Bulls are not currently looking to trade the three-time All-Star.

With their star forward under contract through the 2018-19 season, followed by a player option for 2019-20, Chicago doesn’t have any reason to rush. They still have plenty of time to turn things round and build a contender around Butler, or pivot and get a great deal of assets for him in a trade.

Johnson also notes that if the Boston Celtics are willing to negotiate a deal involving the 2017 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick that they received in the blockbuster trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the Bulls would have no choice but to engage.

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