The NBA season is coming close to an end. For the majority of the National Basketball Association teams, they are putting their focus on what they need to do for the off season this summer. With that being said, the trade rumors are about to start swirling around the league. According to Marc Stein and Chad Ford from ESPN, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made their fifth pick in this year’s NBA Draft available. They are hoping they can package the fifth pick and a couple of players to entice the Chicago Bulls to part ways with shooting guard Jimmy Butler.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are starting a new era. They recently hired former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau to become the new team president and head coach. With the Timberwolves hiring Tibodeau, rumors were started about the team being interested in acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. The former Marquette Golden Eagles star became one of the best two way players in the NBA under Thibodeau.
As soon as the Chicago Bulls season ended this year, general manager Gar Forman said the team will explore all options for their roster this summer. Forman didn’t shoot down the rumors when asked if they were going to trade Jimmy Butler away. Some believe that management was trying to send Butler and the rest of the team a message that no one is safe. This would be a good way to evaluate Butlers’ trade value.
For the Chicago Bulls to pull the trigger to trade Jimmy Butler this summer, it would have to be something spectacular. The Bulls would demand at least one front court player and a top lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the fifth pick in this year’s draft and a bunch of young players on their roster.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will attempt to make a trade with the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler. The Timberwolves are making their fifth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft available for trade. They will try to work up a sweet package to garner the interest of the Bulls.
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