Two potential NBA free agents Jimmy Butler and LaMarcus Aldridge were spotted hanging out with each other over the weekend.
Butler is seen photobombing a picture between Aldridge and a fan. No indication on what they talked about, or if Butler will try to persuade Aldridge into joining the Bulls.
Aldridge, who will be a unrestricted free agent this summer, was originally drafted by the Bulls in the 2006 draft before being traded for Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khyrapa — neither players are still in the NBA.
After averaging 20 points and six rebounds and being named the Most Improved Player, Butler will be a hot commodity during free agency. The Bulls have the upper hand because Butler is a restricted free agent, meaning the Bulls can match any offer made.
Butler and Aldridge will likely be signed to max contracts, and the Bulls don’t have enough cap space to sign both players. Free agent negotiations start on July 10.