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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired three-time All-Star forward Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls and the draft rights to center Justin Patton, the No. 16 selection in this year’s draft. The Timberwolves traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The trade means a reunion for Butler and Tom Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before being fired in 2015. Butler gives Thibodeau the tough-minded scorer and hard-nosed defender that he has been searching for to complement a promising young core. The Wolves paid a big price to land Butler. They gave up a rising star in LaVine, who is coming off of a torn ACL and Dunn, last year's No. 5 overall pick in addition to the lottery pick this year. Butler, 27, owns career averages of 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals. The Houston, Texas, native has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team three times. Butler was the Bull's 30th overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Marquette University.Patton, 6-11, played one season at Creighton, averaging 12.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.9 steals per game. The Riverdale, Georgia, native was named Big East Freshman of the Year honors. Patton, 20, led the Big East and ranked second nationally with a field goal percentage of 67.6%, which stands as the highest field goal percentage of any freshman from a major conference in NCAA history, according to a news release from the Timberwolves.
MINNEAPOLIS - Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each hit two-run homers in the first inning, Jose Quintana cruised behind the extra support, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 9-0 on Thursday after a rain-delayed start of 4 hours and 50 minutes that was the longest in Twins history.Quintana (4-8) departed with two outs in the seventh inning after throwing 113 pitches. He scattered just five singles while striking out nine without a walk for his second consecutive victory.Rookie Nik Turley (0-2) recorded only two outs, allowing six hits and five runs before the first of five Twins relievers - including backup catcher Chris Gimenez - was summoned. The White Sox had seven runs before the Twins even got eight outs. Matt Davidson had three hits and a home run, and Adam Engel had four hits and the first two RBIs of his career.
HERE’S A REMINDER FROM THE LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERNING THEIR FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION:
Due to construction at the high school this summer there will be NO fall sports meeting with athletes and parents. Coaches can still meet with their athletes and parents prior to the starting date of practice. The first day of Minnesota State High School League Fall practice for Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football will be Monday, August 14th. All seventh thru 12th grade athletes participating in a Minnesota State High School League sport are required to have a sports physical every three years on file in the high school office or they are not allowed to practice. In addition, online sports registration and forms must be completed online after August seventh. All athletes must come to practice with forms completed online. Sport Fees can be paid in the high school office or online on the LPGE website.