Jimmy Butler June 2015

While it appears that he's interested in the Los Angeles Lakers, don't expect the Chicago Bulls to be letting swingman Jimmy Butler go anytime soon.

According to ESPN, he has just been offered a five-year, $90 million max contract:

The Chicago Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several others teams as he decides how many years to re-sign with the Bulls for, sources said.

Butler could do a four-year deal with a player option after three years to capitalize on new salary-cap money. The Bulls also offered him a one-year qualifying offer of $4.5 million, sources said.

Butler has reportedly postponed his meetings with the Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks. Even if he decides to sign an offer sheet with any of those teams, the Bulls will match no matter what.

Either way, Butler will be getting his money and that's great for him after the long journey he's gone through to get to the NBA.


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