The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Chigaco Bulls and Boston Celtics have been having ongoing discussions all day regarding Jimmy Butler.
Chicago, Boston still talking about a Jimmy Butler trade, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
The Bulls are in a bit of a roster overhaul which began with the trade that send Derrick Rose to the Knicks. Trading Jimmy Butler would be a complete reset in the direction for the Bulls. The 76ers are also rumored to be involved in trade talks with the Celtics and with the 3rd pick in this year's draft, the three teams don't have a lot of time to work out the parameters of a deal.
Sources: Boston is engaged with the Bulls and Sixers as Celtics inch closer to going on the clock at No. 3, league sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
Update via Marc Stein:
ESPN sources say Philadelphia is offering Nerlens Noel, No. 24 and No. 26 in tonight's draft and Robert Covington for Boston's No. 3 pick— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 23, 2016
Philly is throwing EVERYTHING at trying to land that 3rd overall pick!
Vertical Sources: Chicago and Minnesota talks for Jimmy Butler broke down. Bulls wanted Zach LaVine, not Ricky Rubio.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016
So.... Bulls shot down a chance at Jimmy Butler for Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine? That's a tough call but I think I'd go for Jimmy Butler. Instant top 5 defense with him, Towns, and Wiggins.