Jimmy Butler Bids Farewell To Derrick Rose On Instagram

In surprising news, yesterday it was announced that Derrick Rose would be traded to the New York Knicks. Previously, rumors spread that it would be Jimmy Butler to be swapped in to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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After the trade was announced, Butler posted an Instagram photo of the two, writing:

“My point guard, my brother: you taught me so much since I came into this league as a 21 year old kid from Marquette,” Butler wrote. “For me, coming to Chicago to play and learn from you, an MVP, was eye-opening. You helped shape me into the player I am today. Helped teach me the work ethic needed to excel in this league. You are a leader, thru and thru. Always a supportive teammate and friend. I’ll always be thankful for the opportunity I had to play alongside you each night and I know you’re going to continue to be the great player and leader you were in Chicago for years to come.”

In exchange for Rose, as reported by Sports Illustrated, “The Bulls acquired Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon in the trade. The Knicks will also receive Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick.”

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