Jimmy Butler Irate With How Bulls' Front Office Handled Trade

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If you happened to be living under a rock last night, you may have missed the blockbuster deal between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves that sent All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler to Minny in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick in the 2017 Draft, Lauri Markkanen.

it's fair to say, Butler was less than impressed with the way the Bulls' front office went about trading him, judging by his comments to the Chicago Sun-Times' Joe Cowley.

"It's crazy because it reminds you of what a business this is. You can’t get mad at anybody. I’m not mad, I’m not. I just don’t like the way some things were handled, but it’s OK."

Butler also went on to voice his frustration on how he was called "the face of the Chicago Bulls", and then traded days later.

"Whatever they want to call me … face … I don’t even want to get into that anymore. Whose team is it? All that means nothing. You know what I've learned? Face of the team, eventually you’re going to see the back of his head as he’s leaving town, so no thanks."

Now looking ahead at the new task ahead of him, Jimmy says he doesn't want any special treatment in Minnesota.

"I just want to be a player for the Timberwolves."

With Butler joining the Timberwolves, Minnesota's roster is looking geared to make their first playoff appearance in over 12 years. The main core of Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins, coached by defensive specialist Tom Thibodeau should be very fun to watch next season.