Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler looks like a max player

    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

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    Jessica Camerato @JCameratoNBA

    Bulls announce Jimmy Butler (L thumb sprain), Taj Gibson (L ankle sprain), Derrick Rose (both ankles sprains) probable tomorrow vs Magic

  • Jimmy Butler is confident he will remain a Bull

    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

  • Jimmy Butler rejects Bulls’ final offer, plans to enter restricted free agency

    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

  • Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to miss 2-4 weeks with thumb injury

    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

  • Bulls' Butler (thumb) questionable for opener

    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

  • Sprained thumb could sideline Jimmy Butler at start of regular season

    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

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler: 'I'm not even supposed to be in the NBA'

    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

  • Jimmy Butler looking to bounce back after so-so season

    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

  • Why the Jimmy Butler contract negotiations could get tricky

    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

  • Butler hopeful Bulls extension comes soon

    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

  • Bulls' Butler tired but not complaining

    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

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per Thibodeau, Butler will play and start tonight. #GSWvsCHI

  • Jimmy Butler frustrated with nagging injuries

    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

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    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.

  • Jimmy Butler confident he will get over slump

    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

  • Thibs defends Butler use after 60-minute game

    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

  • Butler sets record, breaks scoreboard in Bulls' victory

    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

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Jimmy Butler says he is feeling 'much better' and is expected to play tonight.

  • Bulls Butler, Hinrich return to lineup Christmas Day; Deng out

    SB Nation "Butler (ankle) and Hinrich (back) are good to go against the Nets, while Deng (Achilles) is still ailing. Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich will return to the Chicago Bulls' lineup when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day, the team announced Wednesday morning. Luol Deng remains out due to..." December 25

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Jimmy Butler said he's playing tomorrow vs. Nets.

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Hinrich and Butler practiced. Deng did not. Thibs sounds optimistic that Hinrich and Butler will play Christmas Day.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler left locker room on crutches before reporters were granted access.

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng are out vs. Bucks tonight. #MILvsCHI

  • Bulls' Butler running, still hasn't practiced

    CSN Chicago "Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is making slow progress toward a return from his turf-toe injury. Listed as “week-to-week” ahead of the team’s “Circus Trip,” Butler was able to do some running Friday afternoon, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. “I don’t know if it’ll be a full week,..." December 07

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler making progress in recovery from turf-toe injury

    CSN Chicago "Jimmy Butler was in good spirits, wearing brightly-colored sneakers and shooting—one long-distance shot off one foot, on a basket on the other end of the floor, went in, then hit a news camera while Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was addressing the media—Friday at the Berto Center. The..." November 30

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hits keep coming: Jimmy Butler tells team web site he still can't put full weight on his right foot, which remains swollen/in walking boot.

  • A look ahead to Jimmy Butler's second contract

    CSN Chicago "The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t apply to Jimmy Butler, especially not after the Bulls’ lack of athleticism was on center stage during Thursday night’s 97-87 loss in Denver. Due to his turf-toe injury, Butler’s health status is currently a major source of concern to Bulls fans,..." November 23

  • Butler listed as week-to-week with turf toe

    NBA.com "Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler sustained an injury to his right great toe against Charlotte on Monday night. Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a sprain (turf toe) to his right great toe. Butler will not accompany the team on its current road trip and he is listed as week-to-week." November 20

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Per Thibodeau, Butler didn't practice today and will have an MRI this afternoon. X - rays on his toe were negative.

  • When he shoots, Butler just following orders

    Chicago Tribune "As if Jimmy Butler didn't have enough to process this summer as he prepared to start at shooting guard for his first time, a friend had to open his big mouth. "I never thought about this until he mentioned it to me, but Derrick (Rose), Lu (Deng), Jo (Noah) and Booz (Carlos Boozer) had started..." November 09

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  • Injury setback keeps Bulls' Butler on sideline

    Chicago Tribune "After fully practicing Sunday Jimmy Butler experienced a setback with his bruised left knee that sidelined him for the Bulls' morning shootaround and exhibition game against the Bucks on Monday. That's the third straight game the new starting shooting guard has missed after playing through the..." October 22

  • Bulls wing Jimmy Butler out with knee bruise, MRI negative for structural damage

    CBSSports.com "Bulls guard Jimmy Butler experienced knee soreness this week and missed Wednesday night's preseason game against the Pistons in Chicago. The bruise is painful obviously but at least there's no structural damage which would have forced him to miss significant time and severely damaged the Bulls'..." October 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    That starting lineup debut may not happen after all. Jimmy Butler is gametime decision with leg soreness. Limped through stretch in Brazil.

  • Thibodeau sees Jimmy Butler making strides

    Chicago Tribune "There are times when Tom Thibodeau obfuscates particularly when it comes to injury updates. And there are others when he is completely direct and clear. The Bulls coach took the latter approach when discussing Jimmy Butler on Saturday. "Jimmy has changed" Thibodeau said. "He's in a different..." September 29

  • Bulls Butler: It's great to have our leader back

    CSN Chicago "Though Tom Thibodeau said over the summer that Jimmy Butler would be the team's starting shooting guard when training camp began the 6-foot-7 wing still wouldn't commit to having the spot locked down. Butler took some time out of his summer to speak with children at the Bulls/Sox Academy in..." August 16

  • Now a starter, Jimmy Butler’s approach remains the same

    NBA.com "When the Bulls open the 2013-14 NBA season in just a couple months the backcourt will have a far different look than last year when Kirk Hinrich and Richard Hamilton got the nod on Opening Night. First there will be the long awaited and much anticipated return of Derrick Rose giving Chicago an..." August 06

  • After breakout rookie season, Bulls' Butler keeping same mindset

    CSN Chicago "Despite a summer that’s already included traveling to China and attending the ESPYs things haven’t really changed for Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler heading into his third NBA season. In a recent phone interview with CSNChicago.com Butler took the same tact he did when he started to emerge during..." July 26

  • Bulls forward Jimmy Butler surprised by extended minutes

    Sporting News "Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler played all 48 minutes in the Bulls’ past three games, placing him in rare company. Since 1986, only LeBron James, Dan Majerle, Nick Van Exel and Allen Iverson posted more 48-minutes games in a single postseason, as ProBasketballTalk.com pointed out. Butler..." May 08

  • Bulls' Butler puts heat on James

    Chicago Tribune "As a mob of reporters swarmed his locker, a shirtless Jimmy Butler grabbed his cowboy boots and sweater and dashed to another side of the room. "Man, it's too hot in here,'' Butler muttered. Now Butler knows how he made LeBron James feel for a good portion of Monday night. Miami heat,..." May 07

  • Butler's breakout season could help Bulls' salary cap bind

    CSN Chicago "It’s safe to say the Bulls’ front office didn’t expect Jimmy Butler to take on such an important role in just his second NBA season. With the departures of Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver, Butler was expected to step into a regular rotation spot behind Luol Deng, but given Deng’s ironman status,..." April 11

  • Butler deflects praise to teammates

    Daily Herald "This was meant as a joke, but when someone suggested to Jimmy Butler in the locker room that he can now add "Beno-stopper" to his list of nicknames, he took immediate offense. "Why does everybody want to call me somebody else's name with stopper after it?" Butler asked with mock indignation...." April 06

  • Butler rebounds, Mohammed adjusts in win over Nets

    CSN Chicago "After missing clutch free throws in late-game situations against Dallas and Washington, both Bulls road losses, Jimmy Butler could have regressed, as those are emotional experiences for young players. Instead, the second-year swingman fought through the disappointment and responded Thursday..." April 05

  • Butler excels in surprise start for injured Belinelli

    CSN Chicago "Jimmy Butler was a surprise starter in Sunday night’s 104-97 win over the Timberwolves at the Target Center, but he was prepared. Marco Belinelli—who himself is a fill-in starter because of veteran Rip Hamilton’s absence—missed the contest due to abdominal muscle strain, an injury he’s been..." March 25

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    K.C Johnson @

    Marco Belinelli suffered an abdominal strain and is out. Jimmy Butler will start. #Bulls