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Butler Acquisition Seen As Transformative Move For T'Wolves; Bulls Appear To Begin Rebuild

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

T'Wolves President of Basketball Operations and coach Tom Thibodeau "made what may be the biggest splash" in franchise history Thursday night by acquiring Bulls F Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the NBA Draft, according to Jace Frederick of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The T'Wolves then sele...

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Sources: Rod Thorn To Lead Bucks GM Search

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Yankees Not Immune To Revenue Declines

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Braves Unveil New Discount Summer Ballpark Pass

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Predators' Finals Tickets A Hot Commodity

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Magic Hire Bucks GM Hammond For Same Role

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Yankees' Judge's Chambers Area Draws Mixed Reaction

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Franchise Notes

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Sens Take To Twitter To Sell ECF Game 6 Tix

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