Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Confirmed @ShamsCharania report that Butler is dropping out of Skills Challenge on Saturday. Still hopes to play limited minutes in ASG.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau said Butler MRI confirmed strain. Listed as day-to-day. Butler didn't practice. Hinrich out vs. Cavs.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls PR say that Butler is out for rest of game after aggravating right shoulder strain he suffered in Orlando.

  • Butler: Bulls' problems on D on me

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago's Jimmy Butler has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Bulls exec: Team will match any offer for Jimmy Butler

    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

  • Bulls Plan Max Offer For Jimmy Butler

    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

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Butler is ready to go tonight. Dunleavy is questionable. McDermott is still out.

  • Gasol, Butler proving more than Melo consolation prizes

    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

  • Don’t tell him but Jimmy Butler’s star is shining

    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

  • 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