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Bulls get Nikola Mirotic, Jimmy Butler

Updated: June 24, 2011, 6:06 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls got some immediate help, a prospect for the future and some salary relief in Thursday's NBA draft.

The team swung a trade with the Rockets to get forward Nikola Mirotic with Houston's 23rd pick. The Bulls then selected Marquette forward Jimmy Butler with the 30th pick.

Butler could join the rotation immediately, while it could be years until Mirotic suits up for Tom Thibodeau's team. Mirotic signed an extension with Real Madrid in late April that ...

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