Jimmy Butler is the latest big name star to have his name thrown around in trade rumors but it might be over as quickly as it returned. The Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman was recently being discussed in some trade rumors centered around the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics as possible landing spots.
Following comes from Marc Stein of ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain seriously interested in trading for Chicago’s Jimmy Butler or Indiana’s Paul George, but have encountered significant obstacles on both fronts, according to league sources.
Sources said on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have been notified that Butler hopes to stay with the Bulls and would be reluctant to commit his long-term future to Cleveland. Butler, sources said, remains intent on trying to lead the Bulls back to Eastern Conference prominence.
Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today also confirmed Jimmy Butler will not be joining the Cavs.
The Jimmy Butler to Cavs deal is unlikely at this point, I'm told.
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) June 21, 2017