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Thibodeau: Butler is going into prime of his career (0:40)
Cubs roll against Marlins (0:47)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting ideas just now on potential Cavs buyout candidates from @WindhorstESPN with us on the @NBAonESPNRadio broadcast: D-Wade and Melo

Adam Reisinger 

Back in 2014, the Bulls traded Luol Deng to the Cavs for Andrew Bynum (who was immediately released), two second-round picks and a heavily-protected first round pick from the Kings. That pick became a second-rounder when it didn't convey by 2017. The Bulls then used that pick, the 38th overall this year, to draft Jordan Bell - and immediately sold him to the Warriors.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors were able to acquire Jordan Bell with the No. 38 pick from Chicago in exchange for cash, sources tell ESPN. The Warriors did not own a single pick prior.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his outing on Thursday where he kept the Marlins to 1 run over 7 innings. He said he had "low energy" for some reason but it didn't impact him. He also explains his short hair cut.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jake Arrieta's night at the plate and on the mound in the Cubs 11-1 win over the Marlins.

Russell's homer sends a fan home happy (0:36)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs jumped all over Marlins pitching compiling 16 hits en route to a 11-1 blowout win. Both Addison Russell and Ian Happ had four hits a piece while Russell, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras all went deep. Only Albert Almora Jr and newcomer Mark Zagunis failed to get a hit among the starting nine as even Jake Arrieta contributed with two base knocks. But it was his pitching which stood out even more as he lasted 7 innings for the first time since April 9. He gave up a HR to Marcell Ozuna on a 3-0 pitch in the second then shut the door on the Marlins who managed 6 hits off him without a free pass.

Penn: Butler trade gives Bulls direction (1:32)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell and Ian Happ each have 4 hits as the Cubs are blowing out the Marlins. Russell has two doubles, a HR and a single as the Cubs top five hitters in the lineup have combined for 12 hits, 3 walks and 9 runs driven in. It's Happ's first, 4 hit game of his career.

Contreras' homer extends Cubs' lead (0:26)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Justin Patton is the first Creighton freshman to be drafted in any round, the 2nd in the last 4 years to be drafted in the first round (2014 Doug McDermott).