2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 2/25L 142-130
- 2/27W 102-88
- 3/1W 107-80
- 3/4L 97-90
- 3/8W 107-91
- 3/10W 103-102
- 3/11L 102-95
- 3/13W 119-104
- 3/15L 117-104
- 3/17L 123-105
- 3/19L 123-109
- 3/21L 100-93
- 3/24L 130-119
- 3/25L 112-100
- 3/28W 115-114
- 3/30W 119-104
- 4/1L 123-117
- 4/3W 110-109
- 4/4L 121-107
- 4/6L 105-98
- 4/7L 120-113
- 4/9L 110-109
- 4/11L 100-98
- 4/12L 123-118
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Ex-Bulls star Jimmy Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that being the face of the franchise isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves completed the biggest draft-day trade, swapping draft picks and moving Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in...
Zach talks to ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst about the NBA draft, the deals that were made and the deals that might still come as free agency approaches.
Before a conversation with Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton react to the NBA draft, grade the Jimmy Butler trade and much more.
Zach Lowe breaks down everything that went into the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade on draft night and the paths forward for the resurgent Timberwolves and rebuilding Bulls.
Focusing on Justin Patton at No. 16, the Wolves landed a player with tremendous upside that isn't quite an obvious fit for the team.
Did the Timberwolves make the right moves during Thursday night's NBA draft? Vote now!
Landing Butler a boon for Minnesota
In Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves are getting one of the best clutch players in the NBA. The Wolves were 15-30 (.333) in games in which they played clutch time minutes this past season, the third-worst win percentage in the NBA behind the Nets (.317) and Lakers (.326).
Wolves poised to end playoff drought?
Following the acquisition of three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, Minnesota's odds to win the 2017-18 NBA title -- never mind make the playoffs -- improved from 100-1 to 60-1 at Westgate Las Vegas.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau talks about Minnesota's acquisition of Jimmy Butler, being reunited with Butler, Butler's development with the Bulls, the timing of the trade and more.
The Wolves needed a veteran star to pull the team together and Jimmy Butler should be ideal in that role. Justin Patton, the No. 16 pick, has major upside.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
Undrafted rookie Charles Cooke out of Dayton has agreed to a free-agent contract with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN Sources: Minnesota Timberwolves attempting to secure a second round pick.
Phil hopes Jimmy Butler wont be a short-term sugar high that sacrifices some of the Wolves' long-term growth.
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).
The Timberwolves will receive Creighton center Justin Patton (via Bulls), who was the No. 16 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.
Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics
Justin Patton ranks 20th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model with a 14% chance of being a starter in the league due to very efficient scoring in college.
Adam Reisinger ESPN.com
With the No. 16 overall pick, the Bulls selected Justin Patton (C, Creighton), but he's headed to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler trade. Patton is the fourth player ever drafted out of Creighton in the first round.
Points Per Game105.613th
Rebounds Per Game42.425th
Assists Per Game23.79th