Earlier this week it was revealed that the Chicago Bulls are shopping a trade for their star guard Jimmy Butler. Of course many teams would like the services of Butler but it seems as though the Bulls have zeroed in on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics as the likely landing spots for him. Namely due to the fact that the teams hold the No.5 and No.3 picks in this month’s draft respectively. Talks began to intensify, with many pundits assuming that Butler would be in Minnesota, which would automatically make them a contender in the West.
Today though, it looks like that potential trade might have some kinks to work out. According to ESPN’s Darren Wolfson, the Bulls are only willing to trade Butler to the Timberwolves only if Andrew Wiggins is involved in the deal. Wiggins, who was the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft has been one of the best young stars in the league with a bright future ahead of him. It is difficult to imagine that they would part ways with him for Jimmy Butler but only time will tell.