The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls have reportedly struck a huge trade in the early hours of the 2017 NBA draft. All-Star Jimmy Butler will be traded to the Timberwolves for the No. 7 pick in the draft, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, per The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
To add on to that, 670 The Score pointed out that the No. 16 pick from the Bulls will also be sent to the Timberwolves.
The deal will reunite Butler with his old coach in Tom Thibodeau, and cannot be completed until the NBA signs off on it, which should happen almost immediately after the draft. With the deal expected to be processed, here’s how the Timberwolves roster will look, with the projected starting lineup having an asterisk.
C- Karl-Anthony Towns*, Cole Adrich, Adreian Payne
PF- Gorgui Dieng*, Omri Casspi, Nemanja Bjelica, Jordan Hill
SF- Andrew Wiggins*, Shabazz Muhammad
SG- Jimmy Butler*, Brandon Rush
PG- Ricky Rubio*, Tyus Jones
That’s a pretty superb starting lineup.