Jimmy Butler to Celtics getting real; Crowder the sticking point

This makes Celtics fans turn to PG13 and Drummond. They may not be exiting the deadline which is today, empty-handed.

Say the Celtics take the route of keeping the Brooklyn pick and their young players. Disgusting about because you're keeping our talk problem we're talking about a player in the backdrop.

Jimmy Butler has been a staple of the franchise for years now and has developed into a top 10 player in the National Basketball Association.

While many see the Boston Celtics as a perennial powerhouse, that is not necessarily the case at all.

The Bulls traded veteran big man Taj Gibson, sharpshooter Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guard Cameron Payne, power forward Joffrey Lauvergne, and combo wing Anthony Morrow. The Kings will plummet and the Bulls will end up with a second-round consolation prize near the spot where they drafted Cameron Bairstow. If the Bulls are planning on trading him and expect a fair return, they are inclined to do so sooner rather than later. He's one of the best locker room guys in the league and will most likely command more money in free agency than the Bulls will be willing to spend.

Boston is not aiming to make a last-minute trade that will help land them a seat in the playoffs either. Whether they do nothing and they get off the first round and Isiah gets beat up again.

Muhammad has never quite reached his potential in Minnesota and could flourish in the right role on a new team, a scary notion for the rest of the East. Rondo's contract could be a valuable trade chip in the offseason because only $3 million of the $13.4 million is guaranteed. "I think he feels like that's the only way they'll be able to complete with a team like Cleveland (Cavaliers)", Aldridge continued. Chicago is now sitting seventh in the standings and barring a collapse, they will make it to the postseason. Isaiah Thomas has played a big part in bringing the Celtics to the position they are, but he cannot do it alone. It would be impossible to beat the Cavaliers with the roster that the Celtics now have that they need the presence of George, who is averaging 22.3 points per game. With someone like Butler, the Celtics would now all of the sudden have the makings of a "big three".

Butler is averaging 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season.

Andrew Bogut could provide help the rest of the season, and he was held out of practice by the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night because the trade deadline is nearing, according to coach Rick Carlisle. Jimmy Butler One victor from the Dolan-Oakley feud before the All-Star were the Chicago Bulls, who had attention diverted away from their tumultuous locker room situation.

The Boston Celtics are hunting for a big name star, but fans hoping for a blockbuster deal may have to wait.

  • Julie Sanders