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NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics Eyeing Jimmy Butler; Carmelo Anthony Not Giving In To Phil Jackson’s Trade Dealings?

By Joseph St. James. , Feb 10, 2017 02:13 AM EST
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It seems that the Boston Celtics are stopping their efforts to get Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. Some NBA trade rumors suggest that they are now starting trade talks with two teams from the eastern conference. It seems that the name of Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls has surfaced in the Celtics' new trade talks.

The Celtics May Now Be Thinking Seriously About A Trade Deal

The Bulls' shooting guard has been the subject of NBA trade rumors involving the Celtics. It appears that Boston is now thinking seriously about getting the Bulls' shooting guard even if it will cost them a lot. The Celtics will be trading their future if this deal pushes through. In exchange for Butler, they have to give up their young stars and probably a couple of future picks.

But with their current number two standing in the eastern conference, the probability of the Celtics getting to the finals are high. The missing piece they are looking for to get them there might be Butler. So, these NBA trade rumors linking Butler to the Celtics may turn out to be true in the near future.

Carmelo Anthony Wants To Stick It Out With the Knicks

Going back to the NBA trade rumors regarding Carmelo Anthony, it seems the All-Star Forward is staying put with the New York Knicks. This is despite the tweet campaign being waged by Phil Jackson, the team's president, to force him to accept a trade to another team. Anthony currently has a no-trade clause in his contract so he's got the upper hand in his tiff with Jackson.

Reports indicate that Anthony is happy with his current team. Some NBA trade rumors suggest that he will only waive his no-trade clause if Jackson tells him that he will start to rebuild the team. But the Knick's president refused and used Twitter instead to convey his message. Unless this situation is resolved, the increasing tension between the two can be expected.

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