While the Bulls wound up getting Parker, several other teams expressed interest in landing him during free agency or in a sign and trade scenario. A league source said the Sacramento Kings offered Parker a deal for just more than $18 million a season and that the Brooklyn Nets were prepared to offer around $16 million.
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Los Angeles has always been Butler’s top choice if he was to leave or be traded by Minnesota, according to league sources. But the Clippers should ask the same question as the New York teams: What’s the rush? They could also just wait for next summer without compromising their future. It would seem like a philosophical about-face, after trading another oft-injured star in Blake Griffin, to trade young pieces for Butler. Only a bargain makes sense.