It's becoming clearer by the minute that the smoke surrounding Jimmy Butler is looking more like truth and not just conjecture as the NBA Draft approaches. The Bulls routinely say they'll take phone calls from teams about Butler's availability around this time and at the trade deadline but this time around, multiple sources tell CSNChicago.com the Bulls are doing more than listening: they're shopping Butler to many teams. It appears the Bulls have made the decision to try to jumpstart their rebuilding process and see what the best offer is for Butler as opposed to just gauging his value. The Boston Celtics have always been fond of Butler and have the assets the Bulls in theory would be attracted to in terms of multiple draft picks and affordable contracts on the current roster.
The Paul George situation has escalated quickly. George went from being the Indiana Pacers ' franchise star, to a bit disgruntled, to completely disgruntled, to mentioned in trade rumors to the verge of being dealt. There's widespread discussion that George will be traded sometime in the next 48 hours between now and Thursday's draft. Based on precedent, that seems unlikely. Teams never want to deal when they're backed into a corner, and the Pacers are right up against the wall. The most common response in these situations is to just wait. But the Pacers may not have that luxury. From the time free agency starts, they're on a clock to find a team with cap space to absorb George which is willing
It may be summer break for Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, but you wouldn't have known it on Monday and Tuesday, as for the second year in row, LCHS graduate Glenn Robinson III hosted a Summer Hoops Clinic for area boys and girls. The two-day event hosted approximately 400 aspiring basketball players ranging from ages 8 to 14. Robinson III led a similar clinic at his alma mater last year, and after seeing its success, he was more than ready to bring it back to his hometown. "This [the newly-renovated school and gym] wasn't here when I was here, but to see how far the community has come, to see this gym and just make the changes and now to be in my position and in my career where