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Knicks Wanted Butler in Possible Anthony Trade

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In an alternate universe, Jimmy Butler could have been a Knick this season.

If Carmelo Anthony had decided to go to Chicago, Butler quite possibly would have been one of the pieces coming to the Knicks in a sign-and-trade with the Bulls.

But when Anthony decided to remain with the Knicks, the Bulls went out and used their cap space to sign Pau Gasol — someone the Knicks hoped to bring to New York to help implement the triangle — and Butler remained in Chicago as one of the Bulls’ starting wings.

via Tim Bontemps of the New York Post

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