The Bulls and Celtics could not work out a Jimmy Butler deal

The star forward, though, is committed to turning around Indiana Pacers in the second half of the National Basketball Association season.

Connor Learn of FanSided believes Chicago needs to trade Butler if the Celtics make an wonderful offer. Eastern deadline - but no last-minute blockbusters. Tucker gives them another defensive presence to throw on LeBron James if they get them in a seven-game series. "They're still home, with the exception of one", Miami President Pat Riley said. That's largely contributed to the belief that he's available on the trade market if a significant offer is made.

Whether it was Ainge or IN or Chicago, someone didn't want the trade to go down - even with Brooklyn's pick being IN the package.

George remained with the Indiana Pacers, even though the four-time All-Star knew other teams sought his services.

Jimmy Butler continues to hear his name come up in rumors as the February 23 trade deadline approaches, but the Chicago Bulls are apparently telling teams they will hold onto the star swingman. "At the end of the day, I'm in a good situation".

More than the Pistons trying to trade Jackson, the Magic are pushing to get him.

In lieu of Butler developments, the Bulls focused on other discussions. Shortly afterward, the Bulls announced that they were signing Rajon Rondo to a two-year contract. Turns out, the biggest deal went down last weekend, when the Sacramento Kings sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2017 second-round pick. Plus, Cleveland snagged Kyle Korver last month. And the Lakers acquired guard Tyler Ennis from the Rockets for Marcelo Huertas in a deal that had many fans saying "who?" With how valuable the unprotected Brooklyn pick is (the best odds in the draft lottery) and Celtics' motivation to also compete in 2017, I still feel like Boston is a much better match with Chicago. Any big addition made Thursday nearly certainly would have cost the Celtics that chance.

Perhaps the most interesting moves Thursday were not trades at all. But I grant you I think it's such as have a lot of an indictable logic but I agree with you about the sixers.

"Obviously we have a great deal of interest, and we've said it for a long time, in a playmaker", Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said. What we know for the second Sudan although I don't know about your. They have so many young players and assets that they've had to cut players just to get under the 15-man roster limit. He was a partial participant in Thursday's practice, but isn't expected to play against the Raptors. Pitting two teams who make up one of the biggest rivalries in sports is a good way of doing that. "I'm very optimistic and very excited about the rest of the year".

So whether players stayed or went, when 3:01 p.m. arrived there was plenty of exhaling around the league. With no identity, chemistry issues and a questionable coaching job, it was their chance to inch closer to a rebuild since it'll be extremely hard for them to have any success with this team going forward.

  • Julie Sanders