Now that the finals are over, it is about time for NBA trade rumors to surface. This time around, it involves the Chicago Bulls’ superstar Jimmy Butler. Apparently, the Boston Celtics are interested in acquiring the superstar in the hopes of bringing the team greater milestones.

NBA trade rumors suggest that the Celtics front office are attempting to have Butler play on the team once the next season starts. In order to make this happen, they are reportedly stockpiling all first-round picks in the upcoming NBA 2017 draft. This move is believed to help in making the trade possible, so to speak.

Trade rumors on Jimmy Butler

Reports from ESPN suggest that the front office of Boston has already engaged in “serious talks” with the management of Philadelphia 76ers. Basically, the talks involved trading down from the number one selection in the draft. In reality, the 76ers own the third overall pick as well as the four choices in the second draft round, which starts at number 36.

NBA trade rumor enthusiasts are saying that there is a leap of faith demonstrated by the Celtics trying to acquire Butler. Unfortunately, though, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical mentioned that the Chicago Bulls "front office wasn't totally sold on the idea as it will only result to rebuilding the roster." There are other sources, however, that say otherwise.

Either way, this trade is definitely going to be an interesting thing to look forward to.

To rebuild or stay

In light of these NBA trade rumors involving Butler, there is no doubt that the Chicago Bulls are under pressure. Whatever decision they take, in one way or another, will obviously affect their performance on the floor.

So it is a matter of dealing Butler to the Celtics to build on future players or work on improving around the current top players of the team. It is also possible for Butler to be tempted to move forward with Celtics, considering how successful the team has become in the latest NBA season. The green team might just give him a better shot at a championship ring.

Butler managed to average at least 23.9 points coupled with 5.5 assists, 6.2 rebounds on a total of 76 games during the recently concluded NBA season. As for his Player Efficiency Rating, he is ranked fifth among the league’s small forwards, only behind to the NBA Finals MVP and champion Kevin Durant. The list also includes the likes of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Clearly, Butler is a valuable asset to any team.