NBA Basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51)


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Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ever since Tom Thibodeau took over in Minnesota last summer, a reunion with Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler seemed destined to happen.

For the coach that desperately wanted a defensive-minded veteran to set the tone for a talented young roster, and for the player who only truly realized what he had in that hard-driving leader after he was gone.

"It's been something that over a prolonged period of time there have been different moments where he's had to consider it and think about it," Butler's agent, Bernie Lee, told The Associated Press. "In some ways it feels like it was spoken into reality."

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns25.1
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.3
Assists: Ricky Rubio9.1
FG%: Karl-Anthony Towns54.2%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.71
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.26
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.7 (18)
Rebounds: 40.4 (2)
Assists: 23.1 (18)
FG%: 47.5% (28)
FT%: 76.8% (8)
3P%: 36.6% (23)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.6 (13)
Rebounds: 42.4 (25)
Assists: 23.7 (9)
FG%: 46.7% (8)
FT%: 79.9% (5)
3P%: 34.9% (20)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 51 31 .622 --
x-Oklahoma City 47 35 .573 4.0
x-Portland 41 41 .500 10.0
Denver 40 42 .488 11.0
Minnesota 31 51 .378 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22/2017 Jimmy Butler Traded Part of five-player deal
6/22/2017 Justin Patton Traded Part of five-player deal
6/20/2017 Nikola Pekovic Waived
3/20/2017 Omri Casspi Signed as Free Agent
3/19/2017 Lance Stephenson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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