One of the NBA’s best two-way players may soon be on his way to the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Timberwolves have acquired Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.
Deal has been agreed in principle. Butler is rejoining Tom Thibodeau. https://t.co/MjXA12fCng
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2017
Wojnarowski reported that in exchange, the Bulls landed Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Minnesota’s No. 7 pick.
Minnesota also picked up the 16th pick from Chicago in the deal.
Can confirm Jimmy Butler and No. 16 to Minny for Tom Thibodeau reunion. Chicago gets Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, No. 7. @ESPNSteinLine 1st.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 22, 2017
This will reunite Butler with Tom Thibodeau, who was Butler’s head coach with the Chicago from the time Butler was drafted (2011) through the 2014-15 season.
Butler will join one of the NBA’s most promising young teams, which includes Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.