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For Bulls, blockbuster trade is all about direction
NBA Draft Headlines
- New Cav Sexton gets Irving's old number
- Mavs tap brakes on Doncic comparisons
- Ayton arrives as symbol for rising Suns
- Knicks' Knox vies to turn boos to cheers
- Hawks nab Young in swap of top-5 picks
- Mizzou's Porter falls to Nuggets at 14
- Kings select Duke's Bagley III at No. 2
- Spartans F Jackson goes to Memphis at 4
- Magic select Texas C Bamba with 6th pick
- Bulls go big, draft Carter and Hutchison
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls set a clear direction by trading All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night last week.
As for whether they got enough in return? Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson will let others debate that.
The Bulls had plenty of people talking after they traded one of the NBA's top two-way players for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and No. 7 overall pick Lauri Markkanen. The three newcomers were introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.
Paxson says debating which team got the better end of the deal is "the wrong way to look at it" at the moment. He says Chicago "defined a direction" and that he's "not worried about perception."
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Updated June 27, 2017