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A mere 20months old when "Space Jam" entered theatres in November 1996, Zach LaVine made up for lost time throughout his childhood, devouring the movie in repeated viewings.

"I know that stereotype of player", the Finnish-by-way-of-Arizona big man said, a bit bemused. "It's a great opportunity and humbling and satisfying to be here in these colors and this city".

So now they have swapped out one of the most durable performers in the NBA, Butler, for a high-flying, two-time Slam Dunk champion grounded since February by the torn ligament in his left leg.

Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said debating which team got the better end of the deal is "the wrong way to look at it" at the moment.

The Minnesota Timberwolves got considerably one of the best two-way players in the league in Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick, a 6-foot-11 center in Justin Patton. He'll be the leader of a potent trio with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. "But over these last four or five days, we sat and talked and are really happy about the direction we're about to head down", Paxson said. Then those guys are always looking around to say, 'OK, where might I fit best?' I think what we have here is very attractive to other players. "I feel like with my ability, I'm able to come back early". I really take pride in my defense. "I'm pretty confident that it's going to happen". "I've got to be ready at all times". As I drove back to The Eagle office, I started experiencing the typical stages of grief.

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Whenever LaVine returns, Hoiberg is pleased to have him.

"Thibs has molded me into the player I am today". He can shoot it from anywhere.

"You can't do the things hes done without a lot of talent", Thibodeau added. But on a late June morning, their enthusiasm, their smiles and their back stories - really, a Good, Bad & Ugly trio of situations - won the news conference.

"We're not satisfied with being middle of the pack". Jones said it was tough to lose those two, "because you build a bond with your teammates". Watching him become a three-time All-Star, an Olympian gold medalist, All-NBA, it's a tribute to the way he works and who he is as a person. But partly because of a February knee injury, he wasn't among the top three in any of the individual regular-season awards announced Monday. "And Thibs let me know you have to work in order to make it each and every day".

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