Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

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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

  • Jimmy Butler on Rose: 'I don't think either one of us is going anywhere'

    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

  • Jimmy Butler on Bulls as title contenders: 'I like our chances'

    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

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler says Derrick Rose has 'always been in my corner'

    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

  • Jimmy Butler invited to USA basketball minicamp: report

    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

  • Jimmy Butler on reported tension with Derrick Rose: 'I don't think we have any issues'

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five-year, $95M maximum contract with player option after four years, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking the five-year, $90 mil max Chicago offered as opposed to shorter deal

  • Jimmy Butler finalizing $95 million contract with Bulls

    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

  • Jimmy Butler Considering Five-Year Max Offer From Bulls

    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

  • Jimmy Butler can’t sign one-year contract unless it’s with Bulls

    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

  • Jimmy Butler is probably stuck with the Bulls. Here are his options

    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

  • Bulls' goal is to lock up Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy

    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

  • Jimmy Butler reportedly wants to leave Bulls, sign with Lakers

    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

  • Bulls Give Jimmy Butler Max Qualifying Offer

    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

  • Sources: Jimmy Butler plans to pursue shorter-term offer sheets

    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 All-Defensive teams named

    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

  • Jimmy Butler Wins NBA's Most Improved Player Award

    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

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jimmy Butler out for tonight vs Heat (left calf)

  • Jimmy Butler scores 19 in return as Bulls beat Hornets without Noah

    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

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau said Butler likely to go vs. Hornets.

  • Bulls' Thibodeau: Butler 'real close' to returning

    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

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau said Gibson and Butler traveled and are "getting closer." Possible Butler returns before 3 weeks. Rose amping up rehab in Chicago.

  • Jimmy Butler loses $10,000 bet to student in shooting contest

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago's Jimmy Butler could miss 3-4 weeks with elbow sprain, but won't need surgery, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Bulls' Butler (elbow) exits game, to have MRI

    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

  • Jimmy Butler optimistic he’ll be able to play in the All-Star Game

    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