The Jimmy Butler trade talk is a show about nothing

I don’t think there have ever been more words devoted to something that almost surely wasn’t going to happen as have been devoted to a potential Jimmy Butler trade.

On Monday, Stephen A. Smith reported (should I stop there?) that the Celtics want to use the third overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to acquire the Bulls’ star. What ESPN’s “First Take” chatterer failed to understand is that it doesn’t matter what the Celtics want to do. It doesn’t matter if the Celtics want to re-engage in trade talks with the Bulls. It only matters what the Bulls want to do.

And aside from what they do in the bathroom and in the gym, the Bulls generally don’t want to do squat.

Barring a shocking development, Butler will be a Bull after the draft Thursday. So why do we in Chicago – we who should know better — keep beating this gasping horse? Like so many things these days, it has something to do with the Cubs. Everyone saw how Cubs president Theo Epstein tore down the franchise and built it into a World Series champion through high draft picks. Lots of people now think it’s the best way for teams to put …read more

Source:: Fresh News – Sports

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