NBA Rumors: Hawks willing to trade Paul Millsap, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry and 2017 first-round pick for Jimmy Butler

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Rumors and speculations are swirling around the Atlanta Hawks, who are reportedly willing to trade Paul Millsap, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry and 2017 first-round pick for Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls.

The Chicago Bulls succeeded to acquire two superstars in the recent free agency. Rajon Rondo left the Sacramento Kings to start his new journey in Chicago. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade unexpectedly ended his relationship with the Miami Heat and play for his hometown.

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In the paper, the Bulls’ roster will undeniably enter the 2017 NBA playoffs or even contend for the NBA championship title. However, it is still questionable on how will Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, and Dwyane Wade managed to play in one team.

“We have three strong personalities,’’ Wade said of himself, Butler and Rajon Rondo. “I don’t know where that’s bad. We have three leaders, and other guys are going to lead in their own ways. That’s great for Coach because he now has leaders, he can really count on and trust and believe coming in. Right away, you don’t have to build it. It’s here.’’

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly interested in acquiring Jimmy Butler. According to Tyler Sellers of Soaring Down South, the Hawks are willing to trade Paul Millsap, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry, and a 2017 first-round pick for Butler.

The Bulls need to add other trade pieces in order for the trade deal to become successful. However, it remains questionable if the Bulls will entertain the offer. The main trade piece of the Hawks is Paul Millsap, who can become a free agent next year.

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Also, the Bulls have enough young talents so there’s no need to add more. There were reports saying the Bulls already removed Butler from the trading block. By moving Derrick Rose to another team, the Bulls officially declared Butler as the new face of the franchise.

So far, the Bulls are trying to bolster their roster by adding another piece to their frontcourt. In another possible trade scenario, the Bulls could trade some players to acquire Paul Millsap from the Hawks.

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