Jimmy Bulter 被Chicago Bulls 交易到Minnesota Timberwolves。

消息:Jimmy Butler 被交易到Timberwolves;Zach LaVine 和Kris Dunn 到Bulls

Butler 其後在自己的instagram 分享以下的訊息:

Chicago, What can I say?! I truly struggle with the words because you've been so much more than just my home for the last 6 years, you've been my life! You've embraced me like a son and pushed me to get better every day, every season. I can honestly say that I have always been incredibly motivated to succeed; it's just the way I'm built. But I know I owe so much to the person I am now, and to the player that I've become, to you. You always pushed me to never give anything less than my absolute best night in, night out. That's what you expected. That's what you deserved. And, I hope you know that's what I dedicated my life to every time I walked into the facility or stepped on the floor of the United Center. Thank you to the entire Bulls organization and Reinsdorf Family for taking a chance on me in 2011 and for giving me the opportunity to play the sport I love for such a great franchise. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I was drafted and when I played my first minutes. It's an experience that I wouldn't have wanted with any other team and I'm so thankful to you for giving me that opportunity. Chicago, I love you. Thanks for embracing a kid from Tomball like one of your own. On to a new home and a new organization. Thankfully, with some familiar faces! PS… AND PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANT! THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY BEHIND THE ORGANIZATION THAT DO NOT GET THE SHINE THAT THEY DESERVE!! YALL ARE THE REAL ALL-STARS!! – Jimmy G. Buckets (@staceyking21 )

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「我能夠說什麼?!我是真的不知能說什麼,因爲你在過去六年,不只是我的家,比一個家更意義重大,你是我的生命!你將我當成個兒子般擁抱,並推動我每日、每季進步。

我可以坦誠的說,我一直都是非常的有動力去成功;這是我的構造。但是我知道,我成爲了今日的我,和我今日這個球員,我是非常有欠於你們。

你們總是推動我去拒絕不去傾盡全力,每一晝每一夜如是。這是你們所預期的。這是你們應得的。而我希望你們知道,每次我進入場館或在United Center 踏上場的時候,這是我奉獻我生命的原因。

感謝整個Bulls 機構和Reinsdorf 家庭,在2011年在我身上冒險,並給予我機會在這個偉大的球隊打我所愛的運動。我永遠不會忘記我被選中時,我打初次打球時的感覺。這些經驗是我不會想要跟任何其他球隊一起經歷的,而你給予了我這個機會,我是非常的感恩。

Chicago,我愛你。感謝你們接納一個來自Tomball 的孩子,如像是你們的孩子。要去一個新的家,新的機構。感恩的是,有一些熟悉的面孔!PS… 可能是最重要!感謝所有在這機構背後支撐着的人,他們沒有得到他們應得的光彩!!你們是真的全明星!! – Jimmy G. Buckets」