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Chicago Bulls want Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins in Jimmy Butler deal

By Alex Butler
Chicago Bulls want Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins in Jimmy Butler deal
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins. (Instagram)

CHICAGO, June 15 (UPI) -- Are the Minnesota Timberwolves willing to go 'all-in' for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler?

That's what the Bulls are asking.

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According to reports, the Bulls won't trade Butler to the Timberwolves without receiving a top draft pick, in addition to young star Andrew Wiggins.

"Good work from Marc. Word is Bulls won't do if AW not involved. If wanted to move JB, bet Bos. would give up No. 3," ESPN's Darren Wolfson tweeted Monday.

The Timberwolves hired Butler's former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau in April. ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad Ford originally reported that the Timberwolves were interested in trading its No. 5 pick to lure Butler from the Bulls.

Butler, 26, has averaged 13.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game in five seasons with the Bulls. Wiggins, 21, has averaged 18.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and two assists per game in two seasons with the Timberwolves. Wiggins was also the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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Wiggins is due $6 million next season, has a team-option for $7.5 million in 2017, and a qualifying offer of $9.8 million in 2018. Butler is due $17.5 next season and is signed through 2018, with a player option of $19.8 million in 2019.

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