Jimmy Butler hangs out with All-Star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge

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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.

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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.

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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.

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