76ers Chose Markelle Fultz Over Jimmy Butler

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

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

Granted, the Celtics are poised to add another future first-round pick in their imminent deal with the 76ers that could be included in trade talks.

On Monday, the Celtics were front and center regarding the league's biggest storyline, as their trade of the No. 1 pick to the 76ers became official. The Sixers turned it down.

A report from Chicago Tribune noted that "as of Sunday, the talk (Jimmy Butler trade buzz) is based more on speculation than reality".

"Philadelphia said, 'We don't want Jimmy Butler, we like our youth movement", Smith said on ESPN. We like our youth movement.' ...

Jimmy Butler speculation has buzzed anew since news broke Friday that the Celtics and 76ers are poised to swap the first and third picks in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, with the Celtics adding another future first-round pick to their already deep vault of assets. Smith said that is not quite a done deal, but it is said to be the Celtics' goal. Does adding Butler to the mix get them over the hump?

"They don't know if they'll be able to, but their hope is that they'll be able to use the No. 3 pick, get themselves Jimmy Butler, go into free agency, get Gordon Hayward, and then combine Butler with Hayward, he explained".

But if the C's start the offseason with the first overall pick and come out of it with no young building block, one less major asset and a star player who doesn't put them over the top in a series against the Cavs, this will have been a puzzling summer. The Jazz are nearly certainly going to make him a maximum offer to try to retain him, while the Celtics and Heat also are expected to be suitors.

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