A trade that didn’t really work out well for either side more than two years later involved sending Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls to the Timberwolves.
The Chicago Bulls made a trade that seemed fine a little more than two years ago to part ways with the biggest star they had at the time. A trade that laid the groundwork for this Bulls rebuild, which is currently in its third season, was one that involved sending this franchise’s former superstar small forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a haul of younger budding talents.
A lot of shakeups happened around the NBA since the Bulls dealt “Jimmy G. Buckets” to the Timberwolves back in the summer of 2017. Nearly 40 percent of all rostered players in the NBA turned over just last offseason alone. One of those players that changed teams, and received a max contract, was Butler.
But there was no movement in the pieces that the Bulls landed from the Timberwolves. The goals of this Bulls franchise just haven’t been met yet in the third year of the rebuild. The trust in the front office seems to be dwindling now with the poor departures of both Butler and former superstar point guard Derrick Rose from this Bulls team.
The Bulls two biggest superstars of the past decade did not leave the Windy City on the greatest terms. And the front office should be blamed more for that than the player’s themselves. It is worth mentioning that D-Rose and the Bulls management are both to blame for that tough separation.
Here’s a look into the re-evaluation of the Jimmy Butler trade for the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves more than two years after it originally took place.