Cavs working on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to acquire Jimmy Butler

Herbert Rhodes
June 20, 2017

The Boston Celtics also have a longstanding interest in Butler and potentially possess seven first-round picks in the next three drafts to pitch to the Bulls after Boston's trade with Philadelphia on Monday that swapped the Nos.

According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Cleveland Cavaliers are working on potential trade proposals, with Stein adding the Cavs would likely need to involve a third or fourth team to finalize the deal.

The Celtics hope a core of Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Butler, and Heyward will put them on par with the Cavaliers immediately in the east.

The 76ers turned down the deal and instead traded the pick in a package for No. 1 overall to draft Markelle Fultz on Thursday. His name first became the subject of trade speculation around the February trade deadline.

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The dumbest thing someone could do would be to assume Danny Ainge is done making moves, so what's next? From one perspective, it would make more sense for Celtics to first try to lure Hayward with a long-term big-money contract the first week of July rather than trade established National Basketball Association talent and assets this week for Butler, who they'd have control of for two years before he can hit free agency again. But the Celtics are in position to take the long view because they can try to add a star without giving up assets, only money.

"We were down on Jimmy Butler after that series, no doubt about it", said Zolak.

According to Clutch Points, the Celtics are set on acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Bulls with the number three pick they acquired today.

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