It appears that the Charlotte Hornets once attempted to make a big blockbuster trade last year, but fell short.

The Hornets have struggled this year due to injuries, and their draft picks in recent years haven’t panned out. They once had hope to get better, but that hope seems all but lost, per Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Lowe writes that the Hornets had serious interest in acquiring a prominent player who was once a member of the Chicago Bulls.

The Hornets don’t have that now. They know it on some level. They made initial inquiries with Chicago about Jimmy Butler last spring, but found the Bulls had no interest in anything they had, according to several league sources.