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2017 NBA Draft: Jimmy Butler traded to Minnesota Timberwolves for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, #7 pick

After weeks of rumors, the former Big East standout is on the move

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It finally happened.

Dating back to last year’s NBA Draft, there have been rumors that former Marquette Golden Eagle Jimmy Butler would be on the move from the Chicago Bulls. During Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the rumors came true.

According to the Chicago Tribune’s KC Johnson, Butler is heading from Chicago to Minnesota for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and the #7 pick in the Draft. Dunn, you may remember is a former two-time Big East Player of the Year with the Providence Friars.

Ironically enough, the exact same rumor last year during the Draft had to do with Butler going to Minnesota for Dunn and LaVine. Former Bulls coach and current Timberwolves coach/president Tom Thibodeau is incredibly high on Butler, and has been since Butler was drafted.

Butler leaves behind quite a legacy in his short time in Chicago, making three NBA All-Star teams, three All-Defensive Second Team appearances, and an appearance on the All-NBA Third Team just this past season.

As the Bulls enter rebuild mode, look for the former Marquette star to continue his strong play with his new team.