Over a month after he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler took several dozen Chicago Bulls staffers to a group dinner, according to The Chicago Tribune. About 35 staffers, including behind-the-scenes salespeople, media relations officials, and production team members, enjoyed a meal at a new sushi restaurant called Katana on Sunday — on Butler’s dime.
Vince Biegel Authentic Jersey But management never bought into Butler as the franchise player for the future and moved on this summer. Regardless of his feelings toward the front office, the ex-Bull showed love by taking his old co-workers out for a dinner while in town. It added onto a message he posted on Instagram after learning he’d been traded on draft day.
After an eventful summer that featured multiple All-Stars changing teams, some teams will welcome old friends back as opponents for the first time. Players like Paul George, Gordon Hayward and Chris Paul will return to their stomping grounds in unfamiliar jerseys.
But it’s not just about a homecoming party.
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Holiday NBA schedules were unveiled, fans will enjoy a Finals rematch on Christmas, and a months-long obsession with the highest level of basketball continues on Oct. 17.
In addition, there are no more instances of 4 games in 5 nights. There were 20 such stretches last season. And the number of back-to-back games have decreased from an average of 16.3 to 14.4 per team.