The Celtics hope a core of Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Butler, and Heyward will put them on par with the Cavaliers immediately in the east.
With the Celtics now owning the No. 3 pick, and potentially three first-round picks in 2018, they have the capital to make a run at Butler.
The Jazz have a real shot at re-signing Hayward, who is also expected to draw interest from the Heat. Does adding Butler to the mix get them over the hump?
Think of it this way: If you polled a bunch of Celtics fans week ago asking if they'd trade the first overall pick as part of a package including Crowder for Butler, nobody would say it. But the Bulls didn't engage in February without the potential of that pick being No. 1, and once the trade with the 76ers is finalized, it will drop to No. 3.
It's all speculation at this point with less than a week until the draft, so this could all just be one big Danny Ainge-inspired smokescreen. Since the star wing has a minimum of two full seasons left, the Bulls could expect a rich haul in return for Butler.
Enter the Celtics, who then chose to move back two spots to No. 3 and acquire an additional future first-round pick in the process. That's why they asked for at least three - and, in some proposals, four - assets last June in their talks with the Celtics.
The Timberwolves and Bulls reportedly made preliminary contact this week regarding a potential Jimmy Butler deal.
"Philadelphia said, 'We don't want Jimmy Butler, we like our youth movement", Smith said on ESPN.
Only the Celtics know if that will change by Thursday.
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Benioff was also among the cascade of CEOs that panned Trump's decision, but like the majority chose to stay on the council. While almost all of the group will be in attendance, there are a few faces that will not be seen in Washington.
The plane, also an Airbus A330, was en route from Sydney to Shanghai when passengers and crew smelled something burning. China Eastern Airlines said on its microblog that it had arranged medical services but gave no other details.
With their support, May can make up for her own party's shortfall by striking a so-called " confidence and supply " deal. A poll released last summer has shown 70% of people in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriage.
India defeated Pakistan by 7-1 in an all-round show in the World Hockey League semi-final played in London on Sunday. In the 49th minute of the game, Pradeep Mor scored his first goal of the match to stretch the lead by 6-0.
Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run". "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you, " Trump added. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.
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The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United . Semedo, a right back, played more than 60 games for Benfica and is now being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
After finishing with an assist in the Confederations Cup Group A game, he was expected to give an interview after the match. He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.
Amazon deal rocks retail sector
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Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace
But UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said it was still a disheartening failure of worldwide diplomacy. For the third consecutive year, Turkey hosted the largest number of refugees worldwide, with 2.9 million people.
Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. El Tri would find their last-gasp equalizer from the head of Hector Moreno to force Portugal to split points on the day.
Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls
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Protest against Sharia Law held in Richardson
Around 100 people got together inside the Capitol rotunda to hear to speeches about how Islamic law is a threat to democracy. The rally began around 10 am and saw heated moments between Anti-Sharia law proponents and Anti-Trump counter protesters.
LA to honour Adam West by lighting bat-signal
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