Despite all of the pre-deadline talk of a Jimmy Butler trade, Butler remained a Bull as the deadline passed at 2 p.m. Chicago time.
With a playoff spot in their sights, the Bulls remained unwilling to part with Butler. Nikola Mirotic? That’s a piece that could still be moved.
The defending NBA champions plan to put Sanders through some physical tests and will assess his desire to play.
Just 19 days after Johnson returned to the Lakers in an executive role, Jeanie Buss decided the Hall of Famer will be the Lakers’ decision-maker.
Jump-starting the rebuild with a Jimmy Butler trade makes sense to most outsiders, but the marketing-first Bulls walk to the beat of a different drum.
Boston is welcoming a Butler trade with open arms, but will need a mega-deal to get him as well as the Bulls willing to give up on a playoff run.