Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
Yeah, it's the wording with Jimmy Butler that caught my attention. The Knicks and one other team he's looking at rather than the usual current team, Knicks, Heat, and Lakers that pending free agents list. Granted this is just some random internet rumor. Are the Bulls a team that goes into the luxury tax? They already have close to 60 million in salary for next year. I could see a scenario where they won't match a max deal for Butler. It's highly unlikely, but Chicago may screw this one up.
They are cheap but it was reported a while ago that they were prepared to offer him a max deal. I think this rumor is just to ensure they get 5 years out of them because they offered him a 44M/4yr deal that he turned down.