It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics are trying to make their team a contender by next season. The evidence is piling up that they will do anything they can to get a superstar in Boston.
Jimmy Butler has been among the names that they are aggressively targeting. With Kevin Durant becoming a free agent as well, they have a master plan to form another dynasty in Boston:
“[I’m] hearing that No. 3 pick overall is the one that they are really shopping,” said CSN’s Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely, “trying to be as aggressive as possible in trying to move that pick, because they want to get a difference-making, impact player right now. And they believe using that No. 3 pick, and maybe some other players and/or picks, might be the best way to [make] that happen.”
And who are they targeting in return?
“The guys that they want are the guys that everybody wants,” said Blakely. “We’re talking about [Kevin] Durant, we’re talking about Jimmy Butler, those type of players. And those guys are going to be at the top of their wish list until those guys say, ‘We don’t want to come to Boston.’ ”
The No. 3 pick overall is quite valuable, but it may not be enough to bring Butler to Boston. It looks like they will have to throw in some more assets in order to steal Butler from the Chicago Bulls.
Many Bulls fans are disgusted with this idea, but with all the rumors piling up, it’s starting to look like Butler is going to be shipped out. The only question is, what’s the most they can get out of him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!