Jimmy Butler will be reunited with Tom Thibodeau during USA Basketball minicamp next week in Las Vegas. | Sun-Times Media

Jimmy Butler reunited with Tom Thibodeau at USA Basketball

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Jimmy Butler is going to be hearing voices in his head again.

While Derrick Rose opted out of playing for USA Basketball this summer, teammate Butler made the list of 34 invitees.

It means Butler will be reunited with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who is part of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s staff.

Butler was always one of Thibs’ favorites. Was the feeling mutual? Probably, despite this little shot by Butler at the news conference for his signing.

If Butler is worried about Thibs’ intensity level, the good news is USA Baskeball chairman Jerry Colangelo has promised the three-day Las Vegas minicamp “is going to be low key with light workouts, no contact.”

USA Basketball minicamp roster

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Steph Curry, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, Kyrie Irving, Mason Plumlee, Klay Thompson, Kenneth Faried, LaMarcus Aldridge, Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Michael Carter-Williams, Mike Conley, Paul George (he won’t participate), Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, Tobias Harris, Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Victor Oladipo and Chandler Parsons, John Wall and Butler.

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