If you watched the first round of the NBA Draft, you probably noticed ESPN's Jalen Rose shouting, "Fleeced!" at every mention of the Jimmy Butler deal.
The Bulls sent the three-time All-Star and No. 16 overall selection (Justin Patton) to Tom Thibodeau's Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markkanen), Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.
While Rose clearly thinks GarPax got swindled, other media members were much more split.
Bill Simmons, notable Boston homer and Rose's close buddy, took the time to apologize to Bulls fans.
I'm sorry Bulls fans— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 22, 2017
On the other hand, ESPN's Bomani Jones believes it's a win-win.
sounds like everyone wins with this jimmy butler trade.— bomani (@bomani_jones) June 22, 2017
Skip Bayless - yes, we regrettably included Skip Bayless - put away his eye-burning hot takes for five seconds to fairly assess how Thibs' T-Wolves will benefit from acquiring a two-way veteran.
For me biggest NBA disappointment this yr was TWolves going 31-51. So much talent, no vet leader. Jimmy Butler will help fix that.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 23, 2017
Like other journalists, Zach Lowe questioned why Chicago included their first-round pick and how it factors into re-signing Nikola Mirotic.
Umm....so..... https://t.co/kNLIokX7NY— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 22, 2017
Could impact Mirotic free agency. https://t.co/Ze2ceXajvv— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 23, 2017
Avid Bulls fan and The Basketball Analogy podcast guest Black Tray left the analysis behind, opting to go straight for the heart.
We'll leave that right there.