Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has Feb. 9, 2018 circled on his calendar. That's the night he returns to Chicago to face his old team, the Bulls. Butler played his first six seasons in the Windy City, emerging as one of the NBA's brightest young stars over the past couple of years before he was traded to the Wolves in June. Butler told ESPN's "Hang Time" that the Bulls faced a decision of whether to keep him or coach Fred Hoiberg. “I said from the beginning that it was either going to be me or the Fred Hoiberg route," Butler said (via the Chicago Tribune). "And, rightfully so, they took Fred. Good for them. I have that game marked on my calendar. February 9, baby, I’m back." Butler went to the T-Wolves along with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick.
Jimmy Butler: 'It was either going to be me or the Fred Hoiberg route' for Bulls
Sporting News | Nov 8