Jimmy Butler writes heartfelt tribute to Derrick Rose on Instagram

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CHICAGO — When news broke Wednesday that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had been traded to the New York Knicks, many Chicagoans expressed their support for the athlete on social media.

Rose’s teammate Jimmy Butler even took to Instagram to express his gratitude.

“My point guard, my brother: you taught me so much since I came into this league as a 21 year old kid from Marquette.” Butler said.

Butler stated that Rose helped shape him into the player he is today.

“I’ll always be thankful for the opportunity I had to play alongside you each night and I know you’re going to continue to be the great player and leader you were in Chicago for years to come,” Butler said.