ESPN’s Marc Stein almost had it first....
The Wolves are close to acquiring Jimmy Butler from Chicago, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2017
But it looks like two guys in Chicago — CSN’s Vincent Goodwill and the Tribune’s KC Johnson had as completed first:
Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, according to sources.— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) June 22, 2017
The Bulls have agreed in principle to deal Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves, per source.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 22, 2017
In exchange for Butler and the #16 pick in the draft, Minnesota is handing over former Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and the #7 pick in the 2017 draft which, as of this writing, as yet to be made.
UPDATE: The #7 pick turned into Lauri Markkanen from Arizona.
UPDATE #2: The #16 pick turned into Justin Patton from Creighton.
Jimmy Butler was the #30 pick out of Marquette in the 2011 NBA Draft. This past year was his sixth season in the NBA, where averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2), and assists (5.5). By joining the Timberwolves, Butler is reunited with Tom Thibodeau, who was the head coach in Chicago when Butler broke into the league. Butler signed a five year extension with the Bulls in 2015, so he still has three years left on his deal.