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Jimmy Butler's Trainer Has Harsh Words Following Bulls Trade

Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal

Not long after news broke that the Chicago Bulls, in a massive move, traded star forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night, Butler's trainer had some harsh words on Twitter. 

Travelle Gaines, of Athletic Gaines, first responded to the news by asking his followers on Twitter if anyone knows of real estate agents in Minneapolis. 

But just two hours later, the social media response took a very different tone. 

"0-82.worst culture in the league," he wrote. "I met drug dealers with better morals then their GM. He is a liar and everyone knows."

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Gaines did not directly name the Bulls or management in his tweet, but reports have noted that the tweet was sent from France, where Butler is believed to be vacationing.

The Bulls received the 7th overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, Zach LaVine, along with Kris Dunn from the Timberwolves in exchange for Butler and the 16th overall pick in the draft. 

Butler was the subject of trade rumors throughout the run-up to the draft, but he had reportedly kiboshed any deal that would send him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The move likely signals the beginning of a significant rebuild in Chicago, and could be just the first domino to fall in a longer process. 

With the seventh pick in the draft, the Timberwolves took Lauri Markkanen, a 7-foot-tall shooting forward out of Arizona. That pick then went to the Bulls.

Markkanen made nearly two three-pointers per game in his lone season with the Wildcats, and he averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game during the campaign. He also made nearly 50 percent of his field goals during the year. 

Gaines wasn't the only one to react on Twitter after the blockbuster deal. 

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade posted a picture of himself with Butler not long after the deal was reported. 

"D.A.M.N haha. My Guy!!!! #Morelife," the caption read. 

Former Bull Scottie Pippen also tweeted that he hates "to see @JimmyButler go."

"One of the @NBA's best two way players who has come a LONG way," Pippen wrote. "Thibs is fortunate to get him back." 

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