The Chicago Bulls "are not looking to trade Jimmy Butler" even though the franchise hasn't defined their direction yet, according to John Paxson in an interview.

The Bulls would like to pair Butler with a downhill point guard.

Butler is a ball dominant wing, which has made him an awkward fit at times for the style Fred Hoiberg would prefer to play despite his status as one of the game's best players.

Chicago received trade interest in Butler at this year's deadline and last year's draft.