In his first interview since Thursday night's blockbuster trade, All-Star Jimmy Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday that he's not mad at the Bulls, but he does wish the organization handled certain things differently leading up to the deal. Chicago opted to make a deal Thursday night, sending the face of its franchise and the 16th pick of the draft (Creighton center Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick (Arizona 7-footer Lauri Markkanen). "I guess being called the face of an organization isn't as good as I thought," Butler, 27, told the Sun-Times from Paris, where he first learned of the trade. "We all see where being the so-called face of the Chicago Bulls got me.
Last summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves took a $4 million flier on veteran big man Jordan Hill, hoping he could give them some backup minutes behind Karl-Anthony Towns. Cole Aldrich was better (though not great), and so in the draft the Timberwolves took Justin Patton hoping he can give them some minutes next season. Which means Hill’s time in Minnesota has come to an end.
Fans are not happy with the Bulls’ front office. After trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves and selling their second round draft pick to the Golden State Warriors, some disgruntled fans decided they have had enough. Brendon Henderson, 22, was in a Bulls’ fan Reddit forum when the Bulls traded their No. 2 pick to the Warriors. “That was the final straw,” Henderson said. This is a sketch of the potential "Fire Gar-Pax" billboard. | Brendon Henderson Rather than continuing to express distaste toward general manager Gar Forman and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson through social media channels, Henderson decided to take initiative and do something about it. He created