David Griffin left behind trade plans for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

David Griffin left behind trade plans for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

And so Butler remained a Bull for another day at least.

With all of the trade speculation surrounding Butler, it's very possible that he stays in Chicago and tries to build his own 'super team'.

It's been a insane week in the National Basketball Association with not only draft picks moving, but some big names already being traded, front office changes and rumors swirling about some of its biggest stars. Clearly, the Cavaliers are looking to trade for a star player like Paul George of the Indiana Pacers or Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls.

The Bulls routinely say they'll take phone calls from teams about Butler's availability around this time and at the trade deadline but this time around, multiple sources tell CSNChicago.com the Bulls are doing more than listening: they're shopping Butler to many teams....

Sources: Chicago's price for Jimmy Butler remains elevated, but Minnesota has assets and interest.

After news broke that he was accepting the player option, many Chicago Bulls fans expressed their grief over Wade accepting this option, deeming it is too much money for a past-his-prime player. Determining the favorites to land Butler may be an easy proposition. If the Bulls want to be playoff contending going forward, he is the right guy to have on their team. Irving, who's been with the Cavs since 2011 when he was drafted No.1 overall, is high on the list of possibilities to get out early although he is under contract until 2019-20.

Minnesota's head coach and general manager Tom Thibodeau was Butler's coach from 2011-2015 with the Bulls before being fired.

With Cleveland left picking up the pieces of a front office issue, the next best suitor would be Boston. The Cavaliers may be unwilling to part with Irving, while Love does not interest the Bulls at this time. According to David Aldridge of TNT, Butler told the Cavaliers that he plans to stay with the Bulls and help the team win the championship rather than be traded to Cleveland.

The reason that Cleveland would nearly prefer trading for Butler over George is that Butler has a longer contract than does George. In the end, the Bulls must do what is best for the franchise.

There is no report on who the Cavaliers would be giving up in this trade.

The Suns work as a destination or an additional facilitator for a Jimmy Butler trade. Hayward, who's been linked to the Celtics for months, played under Brad Stevens at Butler University.



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