Report: Cavs Players Tell Jimmy Butler to Stay Away From Cleveland

It's a fluid situation indeed.

Several players on the Cavaliers warned Jimmy Butler to stay away from joining them in Cleveland, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Before he was let go as Cleveland's GM on Monday, David Griffin had reportedly been working on multi-team trade scenarios in an effort to acquire Butler from the Bulls.

On Tuesday evening, TNT's David Aldridge reported that Butler informed the Cavs that he no longer wants to seek a trade to Cleveland.

LeBron James can opt out of his contract next summer and become a free agent again.

Butler has three years remaining on his deal with Chicago, but he can opt out in the summer of 2019.

Kyrie Irving can also opt out in 2019, while Kevin Love won't be a free agent again until 2020.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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