The Bulls star is drawing interest from the Cavaliers, Suns and Timberwolves, according to various reports. This comes after ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported that Chicago had approach the Sixers offering Butler for the No. 3 pick in this week's draft, before Philly shipped that pick to Boston. Smith then added that the “Celtics are planning on acquiring” Butler with the third pick if the Bulls are willing to make a deal similar to the one offered to the Sixers.
Butler, a 27-year-old three-time All-Star, is under contract for two more seasons and has a player option for 2019–20. His name first became the subject of trade speculation around the February trade deadline.