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Report: Chicago Bulls Trade Jimmy Butler To Minnesota Timberwolves


NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Multiple NBA reporters are reporting that the Chicago Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

ESPN’s Marc Stein almost had it first....

But it looks like two guys in Chicago — CSN’s Vincent Goodwill and the Tribune’s KC Johnson had as completed first:

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.