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Jimmy Butler Reportedly Informs Cavs He Wants To Remain With Bulls
Rumors have been swirling for the past few days about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ interest in acquiring either Paul George or Jimmy Butler.
Butler was reportedly on board with leaving the Bulls, but the Cavs interest in him doesn’t seem like it will amount to anything as Butler doesn’t share a mutual interest in joining them.
Per source, Jimmy Butler has informed Cavs that he wants to stay in Chicago rather than be traded to Cleveland.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 21, 2017
The three-time All-Star is committed to rebuilding the Chicago Bulls into a contender and taking down LeBron James and the Cavs, as opposed to joining them.
Butler is locked into his contract through 2018-19, with a player option of $19.8 million the following year.