By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Chicago Bulls have pulled off of a blockbuster with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler is moving on after a long, drawn out trade talks.
Butler reunites with Tom Thibodeau, who was formerly with the Bulls, as their head coach. Now, Thibodeau helps run the Timberwolves front office. The 16th overall pick is also going to the Wolves.
In exchange for Butler, the Bulls are getting Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick. LaVine is recovering from an injury.
Earlier this week, the Bulls approached the Philadelphia 76ers about a trade involving the No. 3. However, nothing happened – and that pick was actually moved to the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 overall pick on Monday afternoon.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also reportedly had interest in acquiring Butler. Then, that deal fell a part when Cavaliers players told him not to go to the team following David Griffin’s firing.
Butler is a 27-year-old, who is a three-time All-Star. He’s under contract for two more seasons and has a player option for the 2019-20 season.
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