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Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls decided to rebuild without Jimmy Butler rather than reload with him.

The Bulls launched a roster overhaul Thursday night with a big trade, dealing the three-time All-Star and the rights to No. 16 pick Justin Patton of Creighton to the Timberwolves. In exchange, the Bulls got No. 7 overall pick Lauri Markkanen of Arizona along with Minnesota's Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.

"When you look at it, we got three lottery picks out of it, young guys that we're jump-starting this thing with," Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said. "It is rebuilding. When you do this, you understand it's going to be difficult. There are going to be a lot of bumps along the road. ... It's going to be the little things and the incremental things we hope to see along the way. But it's necessary. This is something we felt we had to do at this time."

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler23.9
Rebounds: Robin Lopez6.4
Assists: Rajon Rondo6.7
FG%: Robin Lopez49.3%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.88
Blocks: Robin Lopez1.44
Defense (Rank)
Points: 102.4 (6)
Rebounds: 43.2 (13)
Assists: 23.6 (22)
FG%: 45.6% (15)
FT%: 77.0% (11)
3P%: 34.5% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.9 (23)
Rebounds: 46.3 (3)
Assists: 22.6 (14)
FG%: 44.4% (25)
FT%: 79.8% (6)
3P%: 34.0% (24)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 51 31 .622 --
x-Milwaukee 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Indiana 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Chicago 41 41 .500 10.0
Detroit 37 45 .451 14.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22/2017 Zach LaVine Traded Part of five-player deal
6/22/2017 Kris Dunn Traded Part of five-player deal
6/22/2017 Lauri Markkanen Traded Part of five-player deal
3/24/2017 Robin Lopez Reinstate/Suspension
3/22/2017 Robin Lopez League Suspension One game for fighting
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Injuries
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