Pro Basketball Talk "After signing a five-year, $95 million deal to stay with the Bulls, Jimmy Butler has a lot off his mind. His willingness to take the five-year deal after previous reports that he was looking for a shorter contract should put to rest the notion that he is going to have trouble playing with Derrick..." July 03
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five-year, $95M maximum contract with player option after four years, league sources tell Yahoo.
Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking the five-year, $90 mil max Chicago offered as opposed to shorter deal
Yahoo! Sports "Jimmy Butler is finalizing a five-year, $95 million maximum contract to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Butler's deal will include a player option after the fourth year of the deal, sources told Yahoo. Teams pursuing Butler with offer sheet proposals have..." July 01
Real GM Basketball "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler is giving consideration to accepting the franchise's offer of a five-year maximum contract, league sources told RealGM. The current offer sheet must include a player option on the fifth season for Butler to consider accepting, sources said." July 01
Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler was reportedly hoping to leave the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a short-term deal with another team, but that is not going to happen. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Bulls made Butler — a restricted free agent — a Maximum Qualifying Offer on on Monday. The team..." June 30
SB Nation "Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Jimmy Butler has postponed meetings with a host of other teams after the Bulls offered a five-year, $90 million maximum contract, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Chicago also extended the standard one-year qualifying offer, worth $4.4 million. Butler..." June 30
Chicago Tribune "Monday brought the introduction of first-round pick Bobby Portis and news that Kirk Hinrich exercised his $2.85 million player option for 2015-16, meaning 40 percent of the Bulls' offseason moves are complete. The rest of the to-do list involves re-signing restricted free agent Jimmy Butler,..." June 30
Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler is a restricted free agent, meaning he can field offers from other teams but will have to remain with the Chicago Bulls if they match. Would he rather the Bulls just let him walk? According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Butler is hoping the Bulls let him leave to..." June 30
Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have given Jimmy Butler both a maximum qualifying offer and a regular qualifying offer. The maximum qualifying offer covers five seasons at a full max." June 29
Yahoo! Sports "Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent guard Jimmy Butler has plans to pursue shorter-term offer sheets this summer, resisting the Bulls’ initial plans to offer him a five-year, maximum contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As the NBA’s salary cap is set to dramatically rise..." June 17
NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20
Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler has won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. The announcement will come later this week. Butler rejected an extension offer from the Chicago Bulls and betting on himself will likely lead to a max contract in the offseason as a restricted free agent." May 06
Jimmy Butler out for tonight vs Heat (left calf)
Chicago Sun-Times "With three weeks left in the regular season, the Bulls’ game plan is simple: Get healthy, stay healthy and let Tom Thibodeau Do. His. Job. The Bulls took a significant step in that direction Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets when leading scorer Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup after..." March 24
Thibodeau said Butler likely to go vs. Hornets.
The Score "The reports on Jimmy Butler's recovery have been consistently positive and Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday the shooting guard is getting real close to returning. Butler has missed the team's last 11 games after suffering an elbow sprain at the beginning of the month. It's..." March 21
Thibodeau said Gibson and Butler traveled and are "getting closer." Possible Butler returns before 3 weeks. Rose amping up rehab in Chicago.
Sporting News "This probably didn't play out as Jimmy Butler expected. The Bulls All-Star, who is currently nursing an elbow injury, made a bet with a student from the Phoenix Military Academy: Make a 3-pointer and he'll give the school $10,000. Butler gave Jabaree White three chances to make it happen, but..." March 05
Chicago's Jimmy Butler could miss 3-4 weeks with elbow sprain, but won't need surgery, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler left Sunday's 96-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after hyperextending his left elbow. He did not return to the game and is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday. The Butler setback is the latest for a Chicago Bulls squad that has been bitten hard by the injury bug in recent days...." March 01
Pro Basketball Talk "For Jimmy Butler, making his first-ever All-Star team is a product of hard work and perseverance. But there’s a chance he might have to miss the big day on Sunday. He missed the Bulls’ Thursday night win over the Cavs with a shoulder injury he suffered on Tuesday, and he’s already been forced to..." February 13
Confirmed @ShamsCharania report that Butler is dropping out of Skills Challenge on Saturday. Still hopes to play limited minutes in ASG.
Thibodeau said Butler MRI confirmed strain. Listed as day-to-day. Butler didn't practice. Hinrich out vs. Cavs.
Bulls PR say that Butler is out for rest of game after aggravating right shoulder strain he suffered in Orlando.
ESPN Chicago "After four seasons of absolute lock-down defense, the Chicago Bulls have been stunningly mediocre this season. And Jimmy Butler believes he knows why. Blame him. "I think it starts with me, to tell you the truth,'' Butler said before Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets. "I'm..." February 04
Chicago's Jimmy Butler has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
The Score "Jimmy Butler is going to be with the Chicago Bulls at least a little while longer. The impending restricted free agent has been steadfast that he hopes to remain with the Bulls beyond this season, which has presented a major breakout at the offensive end. Butler turned down a reported..." January 24
Hoops Rumors "The Bulls fully expect to re-sign Jimmy Butler to a new maximum-salary deal in the summer, and they accept that the contract would put the club in position to pay the luxury tax, reports David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Bulls officials are planning a “proactive approach” to have Butler put pen..." January 10
Thibs says Butler is ready to go tonight. Dunleavy is questionable. McDermott is still out.
CSN Chicago "Even though Carmelo Anthony didn’t play on Thursday night as the Bulls hosted the Knicks — Anthony’s first foray back to Chicago since nearly joining the team during this summer’s free agency period — it was a sore reminder of what could’ve been. That being said, Thursday was also a resounding..." December 20
Chicago Sun-Times "Taj Gibson (left ankle) was expected in Boston on Thursday night, but he might not be ready to go Friday afternoon against the Celtics. Joakim Noah (left knee, left eye) and Derrick Rose (hamstring) participated in practice, but their availability has yet to be decided. At least the gang is..." November 28
Blog-A-Bull "It just seemed so crazy at the time. Butler, while an elite defender, was coming off a season that saw him shoot under 40 percent overall and under 30 percent from three-point range. Even if there were reasons to believe the horrendous shooting was an aberration, a max contract seemed..." November 15
Bulls announce Jimmy Butler (L thumb sprain), Taj Gibson (L ankle sprain), Derrick Rose (both ankles sprains) probable tomorrow vs Magic
Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler not only is “betting on himself.’’ He’s wagering that a new $24 billion television deal will keep him in Chicago. The Bulls guard and his agent, Happy Walters, walked away from a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the Bulls on Friday. Even with the deadline having passed and Butler..." November 03
Yahoo! Sports "Talks on a contract extension for Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler ended without a deadline deal on Friday, agent Happy Walters told Yahoo Sports. Butler rejected the Bulls’ final offer on Friday morning and plans to enter into restricted free agency in July. “It came down to me deciding..." October 31
Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls are one of the elite defensive teams in the league, and while Joakim Noah anchors things inside, Jimmy Butler is their best perimeter defender, often stopping opposing plays before they can even get started. Butler was originally believed to be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s..." October 29
ESPN Chicago "Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler remains questionable for Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the New York Knicks because of sprained ligaments in his thumb. Butler did not practice on Tuesday, but he did continue taking jumpers with a taped-up thumb. "I feel better," Butler said. "Go..." October 28
Blog-A-Bull "Jimmy Butler was in obvious pain when he injured his thumb during the first quarter of Sunday's preseason victory against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler came over the sideline wincing, but the Bulls did not take him out of the game. He stayed on the court for a few more minutes until Aaron Brooks..." October 21
CSN Chicago "Jimmy Butler has always been a menace on the defensive end, but the fourth-year guard is starting to realize his immense potential on the offensive end as well. For the third-straight preseason game, Butler flourished from the floor. He was instrumental in the Bulls’ 110-90 victory over Denver..." October 14
Chicago Sun-Times "Guard Jimmy Butler had to get away. Last season, he felt under-used offensively and overlooked when D.J. Augustin was running the point and even had a sit-down with coach Tom Thibodeau before the Bulls’ victory in Game 3 against the Wizards to discuss it. He had just played 53 minutes and..." October 10
CSN Chicago "As the Bulls prepare for the start of a new season, one off-the-court issue could cause some stress for the front office. Fourth year swingman Jimmy Butler is eligible for a contract extension, which can be negotiated until October 31. If the two parties can’t agree on a deal by then, Butler..." October 03
ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler is hoping to stay in Chicago. The swingman made that clear after Tuesday's first practice as the Bulls' front office and Butler's agent, Happy Walters, continue to try to hammer out an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline. "I want to be here," Butler said. "I think the Bulls..." October 01
ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler is tired. After being a league leader in minutes throughout the season, and playing 53 minutes in a Game 2 overtime loss to the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls swingman admits that he is feeling a little fatigued heading into Game 3. "I do," he said after Friday's..." April 25
Per Thibodeau, Butler will play and start tonight. #GSWvsCHI
Chicago Sun-Times "It has been quite the season for Jimmy Butler, one he’d like to forget. Not so much because of the on-court stuff, but the injuries that have kept him off it. After suffering a bruise to the right side of his ribs in the victory Friday against the Nuggets, Butler was held out of the game..." February 24
Bulls aren't practicing Saturday. Jimmy Butler flying w/ team for 2-game trip and determination on if he plays vs. Heat will be made Sunday.
Chicago Sun-Times "At least off the court. On the court, the last few weeks have been as bad as it can get. His body is sore, his jumper is broken and his confidence has been shaken. That begets 28 percent shooting (21-for-73) from the field and 11 percent shooting (3-for-27) from three-point range the last..." January 27
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on Friday defended how he divvied up playing time in Wednesday night's triple-overtime win over the Orlando Magic, specifically the fact Jimmy Butler played a franchise-record 60 minutes, 20 seconds. "Any time you have a triple-overtime game, if you look at any..." January 17
CSN Chicago "Bulls guard Jimmy Butler had quite the night in Wednesday's triple-overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. Butler played in 60 minutes, setting a franchise regular-season record for minutes played in a single game. The third-year guard also filled up the stat sheet. He finished with 21..." January 16