Jimmy Butler Wants To Sign A One-Year Deal With L.A.

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Jimmy Butler is hoping for a one-year contract with the Lakers, though the Bulls are expected to match any offer he receives:

Lastly, Chicago forward Jimmy Butler hopes to take his talents elsewhere and take advantage of the new television deal after his career year coincided with Tom Thibodeau’s firing and Derrick Rose’s chemistry issues. Although Butler wants to sign a one-year deal with the Lakers, according to a league source familiar with his thinking, the Bulls are expected to match any offer for the restricted free agent.

Don’t look into this rumor too much as Jimmy is probably just using the Lakers and fear of leaving the Bulls to make the Bulls pay him more before the big TV deal comes in next year. I would guess Jimmy signs a one year with Chicago.