ESPN Jimmy Butler has been traded to Minnesota for Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, sources told ESPN. Wolves get Bulls pick in deal.
A huge trade was announced during the early portion of the 2017 NBA Draft, as Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau have been reunited in Minnesota, Butler has been traded to the Timberwolves. Another big subplot of this trade, starting point guard Ricky Rubio keeps his job after being shopped on the trade market all week, as the Timberwolves traded his heir apparent Kris Dunn in the deal. The Bulls are sent right onto rebuilding mode, as they received two talented young players in the deal, but Zach LaVine is coming off of a torn ACL and he will not be ready at the start of the season. The two teams also swapped draft picks tonight, the Bulls will pick seventh, while the TWolves will pick sixteenth.
The big winner is, of course the Timberwolves, who add proven All-Star Jimmy Butler to a good young team with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.