Report: Cavaliers trying to assemble trade to acquire Jimmy Butler

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to assemble a multi-team trade so that they can acquire Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Cavaliers, per league sources, have been working today on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to try to acquire Chicago’s Jimmy Butler

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2017

The Cavs obviously have to rope in at least one more team to provide the assets Chicago would surely demand but, sources say, are trying.

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2017

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune added that the Phoenix Suns are a “possibility” as the third team involved in a deal.

Suns would be possibility for 3rd team.

— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 19, 2017

Butler averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists this past season with the Bulls.

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