Analysis and Behind The Scenes Coverage Of The Jimmy Butler Trade

Jimmy Butler Trade From Bulls To TimberwolvesOne of the more unique aspects of the Jimmy Butler trade, from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, is the years of mounting circumstance (on each side) that led to the need and ability for this blockbuster transaction to go down.

With this in mind, Zach Lowe, ESPN’s incredible NBA writer, delves deep into how Minnesota’s years of acquiring young talent, combined with a bevy of questionable moves by Chicago’s front office, led to Thursday’s trade.

In the wake of the deal, here is a heartfelt message Butler delivered to Bulls fans, via his Instagram account.

In addition, NBA fans can check out the below behind the scenes looks at Butler, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, gathered over the last few seasons.