Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls telling teams they plan on keeping Jimmy Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls are trying to find their identity. They used to be a defensive team, but they went and got an offensive coach in Fred Hoiberg and by the end of the season had slid badly on that end of the floor. They are no longer Derrick Rose‘s team. They didn’t have the personnel to run..." May 05

  • Jimmy Butler on threads, Tom Thibodeau and why Bulls missed playoffs

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler said it's all about the fit. And he wasn't referring to Tom Thibodeau going to the Timberwolves. Butler appeared Wednesday night at the new Bonobos Guideshop on Michigan Avenue, sporting a black blazer from the web-based apparel brand. "The clothes fit me well," he said. "Make..." April 21

  • Bulls reporter: Jimmy Butler has ‘collosal ego,’ hangs with Mark Wahlberg

    Larry Brown Sports "We have heard enough information about Jimmy Butler over the past year or so to safely conclude he is not the most well-liked player in the Chicago Bulls’ locker room. And from the sound of it, he doesn’t really care. On Saturday, Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith told Jason McIntyre on FOX Sports..." April 18

  • Bulls won’t rule out trading Jimmy Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls will look to make some significant changes this offseason after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Is trading away their best player an option? In a press conference on Wednesday, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and GM Gar Forman..." April 14

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Some Bulls believe Jimmy Butler gets preferential treatment

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler flew separately from his Bulls teammates for last night’s game against the Pelicans. It was called a family issue, and Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said Butler’s travel was approved. Butler started and had 23 points in 11 assists in a Bulls win. So why did anyone care how Butler..." April 13

  • Butler Calls Season a Learning Curve for Everybody

    NBA.com "Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. It made my bank shot good now," Derrick Rose was saying with a tight smile Monday morning at practice in New Orleans, considering his preseason facial fracture that was the first domino to fall in what became a one-after-another collapse of this..." April 12

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler on co-existing w/ Rose: "C'mon, man. That (expletive) always comes up when people lose. I'm tired of talking about that (expletive)."

  • Bulls' Butler: 'I don't plan on going anywhere'

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler isn't concerned about the recent trade rumors regarding his future in Chicago. Butler, who signed a five-year max contract worth over $90 million with the Bulls last summer, made it clear that he wants to stay -- and win -- in Chicago for the long haul. "That's..." April 01

  • Report: Bulls may be open to dealing Butler, Celtics and Magic interested

    The Score "Whether the Chicago Bulls make the playoffs or not, it's been a disappointing season in the Windy City, and the team is now open to trading franchise player Jimmy Butler as a result, according to The Vertical's Chris Mannix. The Boston Celtics, who reportedly inquired about Butler's..." March 31

  • Jimmy Butler Must Come to Terms with His Body After Disappointing Bulls Season

    Bleacher Report "For so much of what has ended up a lost season for the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler seemed to be singlehandedly keeping them afloat with his elite two-way play. Down the stretch, with their playoff hopes fading by the day, he’s been the Bulls’ biggest question mark. Shortly before the All-Star..." March 29

  • Jimmy Butler doesn’t believe he will need knee surgery this offseason

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler‘s left knee hasn’t been right for a while. He suffered a strain during an early February loss in Denver and missed the next month, returned for a March 5 win over the Rockets, then sat out three more games with knee soreness. Since then, he’s struggled from the field, and a recent..." March 27

  • Jimmy Butler could be headed for offseason knee surgery

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler has recently tried to make all talk concerning his left knee off limits. He had no choice but to lift that ban after a loss to New York in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. According to a source, Butler was told that exploratory surgery on the knee was in play as soon as..." March 25

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler will play vs. Raps. Rose gametime.

  • Bulls' Gasol out with knee swelling, Butler questionable Monday

    The Score "Even when the news is potentially good for the Chicago Bulls, it comes with a dose of bad news. While Jimmy Butler is expected to return to action Monday against the Toronto Raptors, right knee swelling will keep Pau Gasol from traveling with the team on its two-game road swing. What's worse,..." March 13

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Though Pau allowed in Canada, not going. Gasol not with team knee swelling. Rose listed doubtful and Butler questionable. Ready, set...

  • Jimmy Butler Has 'No Issues' In Left Knee After Getting 2nd Opinion

    Real GM Basketball "Dr. James Andrews found "no issues" in the left knee of Jimmy Butler during his visit. Butler sought a second opinion from Dr. Andrews after the Chicago Bulls' physician found nothing structurally wrong. Butler experienced swelling in his knee after returning to game action on Saturday." March 10

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    No MRI scheduled for Butler as of now according to Hoiberg.

  • Jimmy Butler to see Dr. James Andrews regarding knee pain

    The Score "Plagued by swelling and a mysterious pain in his left knee, the Chicago Bulls will have shooting guard Jimmy Butler visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. As a result, Butler will not play in Thursday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports." March 09

  • Fred Hoiberg says Jimmy Butler's knee is structurally intact

    CSN Chicago "Just when the Bulls thought they were on their way to some form of normalcy, Jimmy Butler has to sit out a game with soreness in his left knee, it was revealed 90 minutes before Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Coach Fred Hoiberg made the announcement in his media availability, which..." March 08

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jimmy Butler is out tonight. Knee swelled up this afternoon

  • Jimmy Butler to return to Bulls' lineup Saturday vs. Rockets

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler will play against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, the All-Star's first game since suffering a left knee strain one month ago. Butler has not played since Chicago's Feb. 5 loss to the Denver Nuggets, missing the Bulls' past 11 games. Chicago went..." March 05

  • Bulls: Jimmy Butler will return Saturday vs. Rockets

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls will get their best player back Saturday, as Jimmy Butler will return to the team’s lineup against the Houston Rockets, in a game that could see the Bulls fall below the .500 mark with a loss. Butler has missed the last 11 games with a left knee strain, and will officially practice..." March 04

  • Celtics made bid for Jimmy Butler, in search of ‘difference maker’

    Boston Herald "We were told repeatedly in the days leading up to the NBA trade deadline that the Celtics were pushing hard to muster their assets and buy themselves a star, and we reported as much in this space. And as Feb. 18 gets smaller in the rearview mirror, we are learning in more detail just how hard..." March 03

  • Fred Hoiberg: Jimmy Butler could return Saturday

    The Score "Things might finally be looking up for the Chicago Bulls' injury-plagued season. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler is nearing a return to the court after missing almost a month with a knee injury, and there's a possibility of him playing Saturday, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters..." March 01

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is doing straight-ahead movements but hasn't tested himself laterally, Fred Hoiberg said.

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    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game, NBA announces

  • Bull for Bull: Pau Gasol to replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is out of the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend due to a strained knee. Which suck, because he earned that spot, and while the fans didn’t vote him in the coach’s did. Butler’s teammate Pau Gasol will replace him. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets to make the call on a..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler to Miss 3-4 Weeks and All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler was re-examined by Bulls Head Team Physician Brian Cole. Butler is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left knee. Butler has begun rehabbing his injury and he will be allowed to engage in all activities as tolerated with the primary..." February 09

  • Bulls' Hoiberg says there's no target date for Jimmy Butler's return

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls star wing Jimmy Butler suffered a strained knee last Friday vs. the Denver Nuggets. Fortunately, an MRI confirmed there was no tear. He missed the Bulls' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend and was listed as day-to-day. At Monday's shootaround prior to the team's..." February 08

  • Jimmy Butler hyperextended knee, could play Monday

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler took a hard fall on Friday and hurt his left knee, but it might not have been as bad as it looked. CSN's Vincent Goodwill reported that Butler hyperextended his knee, and he will "likely" be back in the lineup on Monday or Wednesday. After the Bulls' 115-110 loss..." February 06

  • Bulls hoping Jimmy Butler injury to left knee only a sprain

    Chicago Sun-Times "Breathe. No easy exercise for the Bulls organization for about 20 minutes Friday night, and it had very little to do with the high altitude of Denver, either. With 1:06 left in the first half in the eventual 115-110 loss to the Nuggets, two-time All-Star Jimmy Butler took to the air as he..." February 06

  • Bulls: Jimmy Butler to play against Nuggets

    CSN Chicago "Beat up as he may be, Jimmy Butler will give it a go against the Denver Nuggets after missing Wednesday’s game in Sacramento with left knee tendinitis. The Bulls’ leading scorer went through morning shootaround after going through treatments on the muscles surrounding his left knee over the..." February 05

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Left knee tendinitis for Butler, it's officially called. Bulls hopeful he'll be back Friday

  • Are Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler figuring out how to play together?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For at least one night, they looked like one of the more formidable backcourt combinations in the NBA. Thursday night in Los Angeles Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler looked comfortable together — they played 19 minutes together and the Bulls were +18. Early in the game Butler pushed the pace in..." January 30

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls officially list Butler as probable. Remember: He has a bet with his trainer that he'll play all 82.

  • Some Bulls resent how Jimmy Butler has handled stardom

    ESPN "As he sat in the bleachers of the Chicago Bulls' gleaming new practice facility last Wednesday, ready to unburden himself of all the frustrations surrounding what he calls perhaps his "last chance" at glory in Chicago, Joakim Noah first offered a note of caution. "I don't want to paint this..." December 22

  • Jimmy Butler vows he, coach Fred Hoiberg will make it work with Bulls

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler says he doesn't regret the comments he made Saturday after the Chicago Bulls loss to the New York Knicks in which he said Fred Hoiberg had to coach the team "a lot harder." "Do I regret it? No." Butler said after Monday's shootaround. "[I was] a little frustrated after a loss,..." December 21

  • Jimmy Butler: Bulls need new coach Fred Hoiberg to push harder

    ABC News "Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler had some harsh words for first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg after Saturday night's 107-91 loss to the New York Knicks. When asked if he believed in the Bulls roster or if a shakeup was in order for players to start getting a message, Butler was blunt..." December 20

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler on his career-high 43 points: "I don't care."

  • Mason Plumlee on if he'll pay Jimmy Butler's fine: 'Absolutely not'

    USA Today "According to Mason Plumlee, Jimmy Butler’s request for the Portland player to play his incoming fine for a technical foul is denied. “Absolutely not,” Plumlee said. “He just signed a new contract. He shouldn’t be hurting for money.” Butler made the demand after a play in the fourth quarter..." November 26

  • Jimmy Butler: Bulls haven't been playing defense

    ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler saw this coming. He could sense in the way the Chicago Bulls have been playing lately that his team was destined for a defensive clunker. But few, if any, figured the Bulls could play as poorly as they did in a 130-105 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night. "We ain't been..." November 04

  • Derrick Rose or Jimmy Butler, who runs the Bulls' offense?

    Sporting News "The Chicago Bulls have most NBA experts in agreement, but that's not necessarily a good thing. Few project them to be on the road in their opening playoff series, and many believe they will be the team that gets to lose to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. Still, the quietly..." October 26

  • Bulls Rose on reported rift with Butler: It's so false

    CSN Chicago "Rift? What rift? Reports have surfaced all over the place concerning a disconnect between the Bulls' two biggest stars, Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, but there has yet to be any public evidence to prove it. Butler has never acknowledged that there has been any issues with playing alongside..." October 25

  • Bulls' Butler removed rearview mirror as reminder not to look back

    The Score "Dwelling on the past is something Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler simply refuses to do. In fact, the 26-year-old's belief in not reliving his yesteryears is so strong he's even removed the rearview mirror from his car as a reminder to "never look back," which he confessed to Chicago..." October 19

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler: "I love having Derrick as a teammate. Just let us play together. I think we can be one of the best, if not best, backcourts in NBA."

  • Jimmy Butler hasn't been thrilled with Derrick Rose's 'work ethic'

    Chicago Sun-Times "According to the source, Butler considers Rose a friend, but “doesn’t have a lot of respect for his work ethic.’’ In Butler’s mind, Rose was considered the face of the franchise, and if the face of the franchise wasn’t busting his butt in practice every day, especially last season, what was the..." October 07

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Butler on Rose’s contract comments: "He can talk about unicorns and rainbows for all I care. Just help us win some basketball games.’’

  • Jimmy Butler on improved mental approach: 'This game is 99.9 percent confidence'

    The Score "Jimmy Butler took a gamble on himself last summer. A year later, it appears evident that his bet paid off - figuratively and literally. With the 2013-14 season in the rearview mirror - his third season in the NBA - Butler decided to reject a contract extension from the Chicago Bulls. "It..." September 09

  • Jimmy Butler, Point God?

    Blog-A-Bull "The Bulls are very thin at backup PG behind starter Derrick Rose. Returning backup Aaron Brooks turned in an up-and-down season, ending with a poor playoff performance. Behind Brooks, Kirk Hinrich looks like he may be done and E'Twaun Moore is still very much an unknown. Jimmy Butler is looking..." August 14