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.
The Bulls have agreed in principle to deal Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves, per source.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 22, 2017
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.