Former Chicago Bulls: Updated 3 best Jimmy Butler landing spots

Jimmy Butler (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Jimmy Butler
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A big name that could be on the move in free agency this summer is a former Chicago Bulls star, small forward Jimmy Butler.

What would a world for the Chicago Bulls be like in which Jimmy Butler is still this team’s star player and starting small forward? John Paxson and Gar Forman dished Butler out back ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a return of shooting guard Zach LaVine, point guard Kris Dunn, and a draft pick.

Less than a year-and-a-half after he was dealt from the Bulls to the Timberwolves, Butler was on the move again to join a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia 76ers. Butler could now be moving on to his fourth team in three years if he decides not to re-sign with the Sixers this summer.

However, there’s a multitude of rumored landing spots for “Jimmy Buckets” that emerged lately. And with this cycle of free agency set to begin on June 30, at 5 p.m. ET, Bulter might not have long to decide before most of the dominoes among the top names start to fall around him.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Butler met with the Miami Heat on the same day as the start of the free agent cycle. He’s also been stuck in the rumor mill with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers. This is all what can happen for a player that is a star, but isn’t the premier name among all the top free agents.

Here’s a look into the updated three best landing spots for the former Chicago Bulls star small forward Jimmy Butler in free agency, as he might leave the Philadelphia 76ers this summer.