The Boston Celtics considered trading for Jimmy Butler, but sources say they had some concerns over how he would mesh with Gordon Hayward both on the court and as personalities. 

Boston could have comfortably beat the Minnesota Timberwolves' offer of Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and a pick swap.

The Celtics also had interest in Paul George, but there was a fear he would leave for the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in 2018.

Boston also has Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as high lottery picks on the wing.