Eager to finally do something right on draft night, the Bulls dealt All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the seventh pick, which was used to select some tall dude from Finland. Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson explained the move to reporters, saying fans "no longer had a reason to care" about the team for a while.
“This is my team,” screamed Butler according to sources. “I’m carving the damn turkey! I was here when it was just me, Tony Snell and Cam Bairstow eating sad green bean casserole and the weird Spanish ham that Pau brought. I’ve earned my place.”
"The pain is unreal!" Butler shouted as he fell to the floor of the Wells Fargo Center's visiting team's locker room. "I knew this would happen eventually, but there was no way I could prepare for it."
“It hurts. It really hurts, man,” Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Where’s a 50-something year-old, overweight guy with a really bad comb-over supposed to get a job making 4 or 5 million dollars a year these days?”
“Jimmy is the key to us winning this series, but he's gonna have to go the full 48,” said Coach Thibs. “Hell, if I can find a way to squeeze 50 or 60 minutes out of him during regulation, I’m going to do it.”
More bad news happened today for the Chicago Bulls as Jimmy Butler will be out for 3-6 weeks after spraining his left elbow. However it was another issue at the Advocate Center that drew the ire of Bulls coach, Tom Thibodeau.
Citing a long season and the desire to keep one of his marquee players healthy for the playoffs, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau stated that he would be placing All-Star guard Jimmy Butler on a strict 47 minutes per game restriction for the remainder of the regular season. “J-Butts is a key part of our […]