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Report: Bulls won’t trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves without getting Andrew Wiggins

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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls blocks a shot by Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at the United Center on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade for Jimmy Butler using the No. 5 pick as the centerpiece of a deal.

Surprise, surprise: That’s not nearly enough.

The Bulls reportedly want Andrew Wiggins.

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN:

If I were the Bulls, I wouldn’t trade Butler straight up for Wiggins. I’d consider Wiggins and No. 5 for Butler, but that starts a longer rebuild that isn’t conducive to the rest of the roster.

Wiggins (21) being closer in age to Karl-Anthony Towns (20) – and to a lesser degree, Zach LaVine (21) – than Butler (26) boosts Wiggins value to Minnesota. It’s also hard for the Timberwolves to assemble a package acceptable to both sides.

Of course, Tom Thibodeau wants Butler. But this seems like a lot of dancing around pie-in-the-sky ideas. I’m not sure either team ever gets serious about these trade talks.