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NBA Rumor Central: Jimmy Butler prefers to stay with Bulls

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler says trade rumors don't bother him. Jeff Haynes/NBAE/Getty Images

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will take a few days to rest after Sunday's All-Star Game. Butler was asked during the media session about the potential to be moved by February 23.

Rumor Central"What’s Thursday? Oh, trade deadline," Butler told CSN Chicago. "I don’t know. I don’t know. Am I anxious? Come on, man. I don’t worry about it. It don’t bother or scare me none.

"Hopefully I’m not going to get traded, but I don’t know. I don’t control that. Control what I can control, like going on vacation."

The Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves have been known to covet Butler for a long time. However, the Bulls have been steadfast that they won't move their All-Star. Whatever happens, Butler reiterated that he's not worried about what might happen in the next few days.

"Not saying I’m untradeable, but I don’t think about that," Butler said. "If I’m not in a Bulls uniform, I’ll give you a hug and say goodbye to you."

Butler, who can become a free agent in 2019, is averaging 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.

-- Nick Silva