Adrian Wojnarowski's latest trade rumor could be good news for the Celtics

Ross Houston
February 23, 2017

The Bulls reportedly want some current pieces to build around too, and that's holding up a potential deal. A lot of squads are looking to make a trade and boost their chances of making a solid Playoff run or start a rebuilding process.

With a little more than 12 hours remaining until the National Basketball Association trade deadline - Thursday at 2 p.m. CT - the Bulls' roster remains intact. Will Chicago be willing to deal Jimmy Butler? Anthony hasn't publicly wavered on his desire to remain with the Knicks, but even he has intimated that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if an enticing deal were brought to him by the franchise. Even so, with Philadelphia's assets, they are more than capable of offering a deal that's hard to refuse. With the news of Kevin Love's injury, the time is ticking for them to try and make a push.

When the Bulls and Celtics discussed a Butler trade in June, they were seeking Jae Crowder, either Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley, as well as No. 3 and No. 16 picks in the 2016 draft. So, why not prepare for the future by getting younger and stock piling draft picks?


We have to resign ourselves to the fact that Jinny Butler will eventually leave the Chicago Bulls. It was reported that talks centered around Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson, and Julius Randle. There's so many rumors that get thrown against the wall.

Drummond was then reminded of the eyeballs emoji he posted Tuesday morning, which came less than 24 hours after he re-tweeted Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas' eyeballs emoji - a similar posting to what Thomas did around the time Boston landed Al Horford last summer.

It's the trade deadline version of Who'd You Rather: Paul George, Jimmy Butler or Blake Griffin?


That's why Nikola Mirotic should keep a bag packed just in case. While the Dirk comparisons were clearly misguided, Niko could provide a decent punch off the bench for a contending team. But the Celtics also own their own picks starting next year, plus protected first-rounders from the Clippers and Grizzlies in 2019 and a flurry of second-rounders. The San Antonio Spurs David Robinson and Tim Duncan were drafted first overall, albeit eight years apart.

The Bulls asking price for Taj Gibson is a lottery pick, plain and simple.

Chicago Bulls Shooting Guard Jimmy Butler smiles during game against the Detroit Pistons. The asking price for Anthony is reportedly too high right now so it's likely NY will have to bring its demands down a little bit in order to facilitate a move to Indiana.


On a quiet day regarding Butler trade rumors, Hoiberg said Butler was due back in Chicago later Wednesday and is scheduled to practice Thursday. The Wizards shot their shot, sending a protected first and bad contract Andrew Nicholson to the Nets for Bojan Bogdanovic. Ainge feels one of those guys can help the Celtics compete for a championship this year and next. Along with their ineptitude to pull the trigger on big moves, the Bulls seem to be a team more concerned about selling tickets than winning championships. On the flipside, if the Bulls can get anything of value back for Doug McDermott they need to jump all over it.

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