Butler wants to stay in Chicago, and the Bulls want to keep him. Something could go wrong if he were an unrestricted free agent, but because he’s restricted, it’s nearly impossible to see him getting away.
If the Lakers sign him to an offer sheet, they’d almost certainly just be tying up their cap space for a few days until the Bulls match – all while other free agents sign elsewhere.
There have been numerous reports of trades the Lakers tried to make or players they’ll try to add. It seems they’re trying to satisfy a disgruntled fan base by leaking these grand plans. But at a certain point, they have to actually add talent rather than just talk about it.
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler could miss three to four weeks with an elbow sprain, but he isn’t expected to need surgery, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Butler was scheduled to have an MRI on his left elbow after being injured in Sunday’s 96-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Chicago Tribune reported.