NBA Trade Rumors: How Far Will The Boston Celtics Go To Get Jimmy Butler?

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 02/17/17 07:12AM EST

Trade talks to get Jimmy Butler to play alongside Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics surfaced once again. This after a so-called 'Godfather offer' was extended to the Bulls by the green shirts. However, it seems like the Celtics are not willing to extend it further.

Hoops Hype NBA writer Alex Kennedy tweeted that the Celtics are willing to tender a 'Godfather offer' to get the 27-year-old superstar. While the inclusive package of the 'Godfather offer' was not divulged, it could be very lucrative both for the Bulls and Butler. However, it seems the offer still isn't enough.

While it is widely believed that the Bulls are amenable to deal Butler if the price is right, no one knows the real price they are asking for. And as far as the Celtics are concerned, they will not include their 2017 first-round pick.

"As of now, league sources insist the Celtics won't part with this June's first-round pick they own from the Nets, which could be the No. 1 overall selection in a strong draft," the Chicago Tribune reported. This would be the biggest stumbling block as many basketball analysts believe that the only thing that could make the Bulls trade Butler to Boston is the 2017 first-round pick.

The first-round pick will be the Brooklyn Net's pick in the draft. It will be valuable, considering the fact that the Nets are currently at the cellar of the standings. Back in January, Bleacher Report reported that the Bulls are shopping Butler. The superstar guard is considered my most analysts as the best player that will be traded before the annual trade deadline in February.

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