Report: C’s Refused To Part With No.3 Pick, BKN Picks In Potential Butler Deal
Before the Chicago Bulls dealt star shooting guard Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota T-Wolves in a surprising draft day deal, it appeared the Boston Celtics had a real chance to land the talented guard.
While that might be the case, Boston didn't seem to want to give up any of their big assets in a deal that would net Butler.
According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the C's refused to offer up the third pick in this year's draft or next year's Brooklyn Nets pick the team has the rights to, which seems to be what the Bulls wanted in exchange for Butler.
The C's refusal to part with the third pick, which they used to draft Duke's Jayson Tatum, or next year's Brooklyn pick for Butler speaks to how they feel about Tatum and next year's crop of talent that'll be available in the 2018 draft.
With Butler already being a proven star in the league and under contract for the foreseeable future, the C's must be high on Tatum to refuse a potential deal.