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Report: Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine and #7 Pick

Tom Thibideau got his man as the Wolves have traded for his former star Jimmy Butler.

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

The Chicago Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick in the NBA Draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick in the draft, as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein and confirmed as agreed by Chicago Sun Times’ K.C. Johnson.

This ends the Celtics’ pursuit of Butler, who they tried to acquire for over a year. Chicago takes a bet on LaVine, who showed major scoring potential before a February ACL tear ended his season. They were known to covet Dunn strongly at the draft last year, nearly trading Butler to Boston for a package that would have allowed them to take Dunn at the third pick before the Celtics ended up taking Jaylen Brown.

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