Before the postseason even ended, the Chicago Bulls were being urged to pursue Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler by the crew from ESPN’s “Keyshawn, J-Will, and Max”. The Bulls’ former franchise cornerstone was in the middle of some controversy following a sideline blowup with head coach Eric Spoelstra and teammate Udonis Haslem.
Flash forward four months and they are now being mentioned as a possible trade destination for Butler for a different reason.
Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant turned up the heat on his trade request.
The Heat have been on his list all along but a deal has been hard to come by due to the amount of compensation the Nets are rightfully seeking in return. That has left the NBA world to speculate on ways to get a deal done which brings us to Butler’s hypothetical return to Chicago.
Jimmy Butler Back to the Bulls?
This topic was part of a rabbit hole traversed by Bryan Toporek and guest Morten Jensen on the August 11 episode of “The NBA Podcast”. While trying to manufacture a way to get Durant to South Beach, Toporek and Jensen discussed part of the difficulty is Butler’s sometimes-brash personality and affinity for his current situation in Miami.