Twitter reacts to the Bulls taking Lauri Markkanen at No. 7 overall

The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on.

The former Bulls coach will now be reunited with him in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the National Basketball Association draft with the No. 7 overall pick in the first round, and not sure if the player they want will be available.

They would have ended up giving the Bulls less in the deal - but it really doesn't matter unless Markkanen becomes a superstar, which isn't likely.

Dunn was last year's No. 5 overall pick, while LaVine, who averaged 18.9 points per game last season before suffering a torn ACL, was the No. 13 pick in 2014.

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Butler will join one of the NBA's most promising young teams, which includes Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Chicago and Minnesota discussed a deal a year ago on draft night that involved Butler, LaVine and Dunn, though Paxson said it was "never really something that was put on the table".

Before the Griffin firing, media outlets in Chicago were reporting he was going to ask Gar Forman and John Paxson to work out a deal that gets him to Cleveland, as hard as that would have been. The return for the Wolves is reportedly Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn, the former Providence point guard who was the No. 5 pick in last year's draft and the No. 7 pick in Thursday's draft.

Butler is reunited with Tom Thibodeau in the trade, who coached him from 2011 until 2014, when Thibodeau was sacked. It's also a sign that they're trying to give coach Fred Hoiberg a roster that fits his pace-and-space offense, something they did not do in his first two seasons.

Butler was in Paris when he learned of the trade, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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Chicago could have tried to build with Butler.

With all that in play, the Wolves were forced to also offer up the No. 7 pick this season to push the deal over the top. However, they asked GarPax to provide them a proven scoring threat at the point guard spot because spacing was a big issue previous year.

The Clippers, desperate for youth and athleticism, averaged out as the oldest team in the league last season and are without a single pick in the upcoming draft. He will turn 28 in September, right in the middle of his prime for a team in need of veteran leadership.

Thursday's move represents the first significant steps toward an overhaul for the Bulls.

As for the Bulls, a much-needed rebuild is officially underway...

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It's a bold move for the Bulls as they try to climb in the Eastern Conference after getting knocked out of the playoffs by Boston in the first round.

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