June 22, 2017, 2:49 pm
According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, the Nuggets have spoken to Bulls about trading for Jimmy Butler.
Goodman also mentions that the Nuggets would be offering multiple young players and picks while excluding Nikola Jokic from any deal. The proposed offer makes a ton of sense for Denver as they are flush with high ceiling young players and would likely be a playoff team next season even without Butler. Acquiring a top wing like Jimmy Buckets would make the playoffs a certainty for Denver next year but it remains to be seen how a Nuggets offer likely including a combination of Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Emmanuel Mudiay and Juan Hernangomez plus picks would register in Chicago.