There was a frenzy of trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler during the NBA draft on Thursday night, all of which fell to the wayside in the end.

The reports with the most traction had Butler going to the Minnesota Timberwolves to play for his former coach, Tom Thibodeau. Both Marc Stein of ESPN and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, two of the best and most reliable reporters in the business, stated that the Chicago Bulls and T-Wolves were in serious talks to move Butler to Minnesota.

However, despite what some rumors indicated, Butler wasn't being actively shopped, according to Bulls general manager Gar Forman. They were merely listening to offers.

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Forman, from the Chicago Chronicle:

“We did not shop Jimmy Butler. We received calls. Did we listen? Of course we did. It’s our job to listen.”

The Boston Celtics also approached Chicago about Butler, but upon hearing Forman's asking price, the Celtics quickly backed out.

It shouldn't be much of a surprise that Forman would want a huge haul for Butler, but he essentially made him untouchable with the counter offers he made.

From the Chronicle:

“When you have a special player like Jimmy, in order to move him it's got to be something that knocks your socks off.”

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