This offseason's free agency is expected to be one of the wildest ones yet, with many highly-coveted stars hitting the open market. The Clippers are expected to be big players this summer, but they may not be looking in the direction of Jimmy Butler.
According to Arash Markazi, who appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the Clippers are not interested in the idea of bringing Butler aboard in the offseason.
When @ColinCowherd asked me this morning on @TheHerd what star player the Lakers could realistically sign, I didn’t waste any time saying Jimmy Butler. He likes L.A, LeBron James has been in touch with him and he would join the Lakers in a second if they offered him a max deal. pic.twitter.com/wXStzcAFzh— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 24, 2019
Well, should this report be true, that gives the 76ers a good shot at retaining the prized wingman. Butler will likely test the waters of the open market, but he will need to utilize his player-option to do so.
He still has a plethora of landing spots, as any team able to offer a max contract will be lining up to try to lure him aboard. Well, everyone except the Clippers, apparently.
The Clippers are NOT interested in signing Jimmy Butler, per @ArashMarkazi.— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 25, 2019
Butler could still end up playing at Staples Center, albeit for the Lakers, who have also expressed interest in the 29 year old.
While the Clippers have reportedly ruled out Butler, the team is still in play to have a major spending spree this offseason as they look to build a squad to dethrone the Warriors in the Western Conference.