Chat Sports' Bulls Trade Rumors: Chicago Engaged In Talks With Celtics, Entire Roster Available?

With the clock ticking down until the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday at 3:00 pm ET, Chat Sports is reviewing the biggest rumors surrounding the Chicago Bulls. Here's what you need to know:

Celtics pursuing Jimmy Butler again
The Celtics and Bulls were engaged in trade talks about a deal that would send All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Celtics this offseason, but the two sides weren't able to agree on terms. Now, the two are having trade discussions again about the same deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

These teams have engaged on the potential of this trade, (but) they have not gotten far down the road on it. There still needs to be some alignment within the Bulls' organization, from ownership to management, that they want to make the decision to enter a full rebuild ... These are two teams that have what the other wants. Boston has been hoarding assets for a couple seasons trying to get in a position to get a star player. The fact that they swap with Brooklyn this year, which could be a potentially a top-three pick, and they have Brooklyn's pick outright next year, either of those picks -- I don't think Chicago could get both of them -- that is the beginning point of a deal for Jimmy Butler.

Boston at some point this week will reach back out, I’m fairly certain, and maybe come back with another offer. They’ve talked in the past. Chicago is in a position where they want someone to blow them away with an offer. Boston has the opportunity because of having the Brooklyn’s pick.

Chicago is telling every other team that Butler isn't available, but are engaging with the Celtics because of the amount of assets Boston as to offer. Butler is averaging 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season.

Entire roster available?
Though the Bulls are shopping Butler to just one team, they are making the entire rest of the roster available to everyone else, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. He also reports they are the most likely to trade Nikola Mirotic or Taj Gibson.

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