One of the big winners of the 2017 NBA draft is the Minnesota Timberwolves. They stole Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, reunited him with his former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeaux. The trade The Chicago Bulls traded Butler and the No. 16 pick for Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick. LaVine’s a low-end starter coming off an ACL injury, Dunn had a disappointing rookie season, and Minnesota even got a first-round pick later in the draft in exchange for the one they gave up. (At No. 7, Chicago took Lauri Markkanen a player whose a nice prospect but his ceiling doesn’t seem too high.)
Add that to their core of Karl Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins this makes for a scary good Wolves team in the deeper than deep Western Conference. They might not be done yet added to their mix, they are in talks for Paul George, maybe Kyle Lowery. It was assumed that Butler was a target of the Celtics and the fact that the Celtics have picks that could satisfy the Bulls trade demands for a talent like Butler it would have been the better route. The Timberwolves took advantage and made what look likes for now is a steal for them.