Bean: Celtics shouldn't trade the No. 3 pick for Jimmy Butler

The Celtics Could Be Gearing Up To Make A Run At Jimmy Butler

Marc Bertrand, meanwhile, also likes the idea of adding Butler for the simple fact that he would make the Celtics a lot better.

Names-big names-will be thrown around and there could either be an explosion of activity where star players will change addresses, creating a potential shift in conference hierarchies. Also, the Celtics reportedly passed up on the idea of drafting consensus No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz for Kansas wing Josh Jackson, who is projected to go No. 3 in Thursday's Draft.

In next year's draft, they have their own pick, Brooklyn's first-round pick and the Lakers' first-round pick, if it falls between No. 2-5, according to The Vertical. Smith said that is not quite a done deal, but it is said to be the Celtics' goal. But many around the Bulls don't believe Ainge will even come calling before draft night, sources tell CSNChicago.com. Johnson adds that the Suns could be the third team in a Chicago-Cleveland trade for Butler.

When the Celtics swapped Top-3 picks with the Philadelphia 76ers, there was rampant speculation that the trade was done to facilitate more assets for a potential Butler trade.

The Bulls aren't giving Butler away. With that in mind, Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler has been mentioned by some in the media as a possible target, but at this time and just as it was in February, a deal is very unlikely.

While no one knows where Butler will play next season, one thing is becoming clear - his time with the Bulls is probably over.

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