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NBA Trade Rumors: Jimmy Butler Going To The Lakers? Boston Celtics Targeting Jahlil Okafor?

By Joseph St. James. , Feb 22, 2017 03:20 AM EST
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The trade deadline is already around the corner and it seems that the Chicago Bulls are still trying to strike a deal with other NBA teams. NBA trade rumors are saying that Jimmy Butler is again on the trading block of Chicago and this time they are talking with the Los Angeles Lakers. Will this trade materialize?

The LA Lakers Getting Jimmy Butler?

The Lakers were not able to push the Brandon Ingram for DeMarcus Cousins deal with the Sacramento Kings. Now, they are eyeing Butler and seem to be close to getting him from the Bulls. According to some NBA trade rumors, the exchange will take Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and Lou Williams from LA to Chicago.

This Deal Will Be Advantageous For The Lakers

There are also some NBA trade rumors that say Michael Carter-Williams is also being included by the Bulls in this exchange. Some NBA pundits believe that this deal will be advantageous for the Lakers. It would be a surprise if they will not agree with this trade deal. But it is still unclear whether these are all the things that the Bulls are asking for in their deal with the Lakers.

Jahlil Okafor In The Cross Hair Of The Boston Celtics?

On the other side of the fence, the Boston Celtics still seem to be looking for a center. Aside from the names of Butler and Blake Griffin, NBA trade rumors say that they are maintaining their interest in Jahlil Okafor. They lost DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, but it seems that they were not affected by this loss.

The 76ers Might Make A Move

Marc Stein of ESPN said in an interview with the Mike and Mike show, that Okafor is still in the eyes of the Celtics. He said that Okafor has been the subject of NBA trade rumors and the Philadelphia 76ers might be able to decide where to move him in the next couple of days. Stein added that he have heard that Boston is still interested in the 76ers' center.

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