Details on Bulls Reportedly Looking To Trade Jimmy Butler


It appears that the Bulls aren’t Jimmy Butler’s team after all!

According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical — Bulls brass has “legitimate interest in Chicago in potentially dealing Butler this offseason” — with Orlando being a suitor.

Mannix reports that there are reportedly chemistry issues between head coach Fred Hoiberg and his players, with Butler being the main issue.

Chemistry issues continue to plague the Bulls’ locker room, league sources told The Vertical. Grumblings range from Hoiberg’s inability to hold players accountable – a complaint registered publicly by Butler last December and one that lingers in the locker room today, a source said – to Butler’s shoddy shot selection to the disconnect within the team offensively. Take Tuesday, for instance. Chicago will take the win, but the Bulls scored five points in the final nine minutes, a stretch highlighted by possessions with few passes and forced, contested shots.

Butler is averaging 21 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists, for the 37-37 Bulls.

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