Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game, NBA announces
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
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
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
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
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
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
Left knee tendinitis for Butler, it's officially called. Bulls hopeful he'll be back Friday
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
Bulls officially list Butler as probable. Remember: He has a bet with his trainer that he'll play all 82.
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
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
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
Butler on his career-high 43 points: "I don't care."
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
Butler on Rose’s contract comments: "He can talk about unicorns and rainbows for all I care. Just help us win some basketball games.’’
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
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
CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler has already addressed the rumors about a rift with Derrick Rose, but the story isn't going away. In an interview with ESPN 1000's "The Waddle and Silvy Show," Butler reiterated that he didn't think it would be a discussion if the Bulls had performed better in..." August 14
Fox Sports "Every offseason features a flurry of free agent activity as teams look to bolster their lineups in advance of the upcoming season. Some, however, feel just fine with what they’ve got. The Bulls fall into the latter group, after finishing the year with a second round playoff loss to LeBron..." July 27
ESPN Chicago "Coming off his breakout season, Jimmy Butler shot down any talk of tension with Chicago Bulls backcourt mate Derrick Rose. "I think he's always been supportive of me being aggressive, especially on offense," Butler said on ESPN's "First Take" on Wednesday. "We all know that I'll be the..." July 16
Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler's breakout season didn't just net him a $92 million contract. It caught the attention of USA Basketball. Butler will be invited to next month's minicamp in Las Vegas, according to an ESPN.com report. The team that will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de..." July 15
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