Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler: I'd be better NFL receiver than Thomas and Brown

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler apparently thinks highly of his football skills. The NBA player currently representing USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics told ESPN on Saturday he believes he could play wide receiver in the NFL. "I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio..." August 21

  • Bulls' Hoiberg: 'I don't see any issues with Jimmy Butler and I'

    CSN Chicago "The team Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg inherited last season is vastly different than the one he’ll start training camp preparation for next week, along with the external expectations looking more like a question mark than one of conference contention. Still, though, he couldn’t contain his..." August 12

  • Team USA is staying on a boat but Jimmy Butler is afraid of water

    SI "Most American basketball players are probably glad to be staying on a luxury cruise ship during the Olympics, but not Jimmy Butler. While most athletes stay in the Olympic Village, the U.S. basketball teams are staying on a ship called the Silver Cloud. It sounds great, until you hear that..." August 04

  • Jimmy Butler: I’m not the reason Derrick Rose was traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler insists he had nothing to do with the Chicago Bulls’ decision to trade Derrick Rose, despite numerous reports over the past year indicating Butler and Rose did not get along. After a recent Team USA practice, Butler was asked about the perception that he ran Rose out of town." August 01

  • Why Jimmy Butler wanted Dwyane Wade to sign with Bulls

    CSN Chicago "When Dwyane Wade’s re-signing with the Miami Heat went from a forgone conclusion to a question mark, the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler got involved in a whirlwind courtship that resulted in Friday's all-smiles press conference. The Bulls came with the tangibles, the respect in the form of $47..." August 01

  • Butler buoyed by new-look Bulls

    The Score "While his focus is on a maiden Olympic appearance next month in Rio, Jimmy Butler can't help but be excited about the Chicago Bulls' offseason makeover. Now under the spotlight in the Windy City after the departures of former MVP Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah, Butler is delighted for..." July 29

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls are 'Jimmy Butler's team'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade wanted there to be no doubt whatsoever. "This is Jimmy Butler’s team." Taking a cue from former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Wade told reporters Friday during his introductory press conference — after a matter-of-fact joke that the Bulls' are Jerry Reinsdorf's team — that Butler is..." July 29

  • Jimmy Butler only cares about the glory ahead of him

    SB Nation "Jimmy Butler does not look back, which is important to remember in the context of the following anecdote. Back when Butler was at Marquette, he had a habit of making life miserable for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. In January of 2011, Butler dropped 19 points on the Orange, including a late..." July 22

  • Jimmy Butler Hopes Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, And Other Teammates Call Him On ‘Some Bullsh*t’

    Dime Magazine "If you’re a basketball fan in Chicago, here’s to hoping you’re a fan of mercury. Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, and Dwyane Wade will form one of the NBA’s odder star trios in the 2016-17 season, with many wondering whether the three can manage not to murder each other when there are six wanting hands,..." July 19

  • Hoiberg watching film of Big 3s for ideas for managing Butler, Wade, Rondo

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls went from having two ball-dominant teammates in Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, to having three of them in Butler, Dwyane Wade, and Rajon Rondo. Head coach Fred Hoiberg has been preparing for the glut of talent he'll be tasked with managing by examining footage of other teams..." July 18

  • The latest Jimmy Butler trade rumor, which might or might not be true

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler remains a Bull. For now, anyway. For today, at least. As of this writing, is all I can confirm. It’s going to be this way, people. Rumors of Butler’s staying and going apparently will be a monthly staple, or maybe weekly or daily the way the Bulls front office seems to be..." July 14

  • Bulls take Butler off trade market

    The Score "It appears Jimmy Butler will remain a member of the Chicago Bulls for the time being. After adding several pieces in free agency, the Bulls have taken Butler off the trade market, league sources tell ESPN's Zach Lowe. Chicago will likely enter next season with a core of Butler, Dwyane Wade, and..." July 12

  • Jimmy Butler has 'no idea' why Bulls felt need to trade him or Derrick Rose

    Sporting News "The Bulls made one of the NBA offseason's biggest early moves by sending former league MVP Derrick Rose to the Knicks, and they almost sent away their second star player in Jimmy Butler. During the NBA Draft, reports were spreading that the Bulls were looking to trade the All-Star. Obviously no..." June 29

  • Boston Celtics Lowballed Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler

    Hardwood Houdini "It was madness leading up to the Boston Celtics selecting Jaylen Brown with the third pick in Thursday’s draft. Reports of the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls or Philadelphia 76ers trying to hash out a deal were in full gear. It ended up not getting done, however, K.C. Johnson, a Chicago Bulls..." June 27

  • Bulls GM says team never 'shopped' Jimmy Butler, which is likely half true

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories on NBA Draft night 2016 was a trade that never happened. All night, the Celtics and Timberwolves both advanced in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler according to multiple reports. The Celtics eventually surrendered their pursuit and picked Jaylen Brown with the..." June 25

  • Bulls GM: 'We did not shop Jimmy Butler'

    CSN Chicago "The speculation was rampant outside of the Bulls’ war room but inside of it, the Bulls’ front office wasn’t focused on the speculation surrounding Jimmy Butler trade talks. To make matters even more bizarre—or humorous depending on your point of view—Butler was in the Advocate Center, as the..." June 24

  • Celtics Made Strongest Push For Jimmy Butler, Not Timberwolves

    NESN "Despite ongoing talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler still is a Chicago Bull. And it turns out the Timberwolves didn’t even make the strongest push for the shooting guard. The team that actually made the most enticing offer for Butler was the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s..." June 24

  • Bulls Sought Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn From Wolves For Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The trade talks the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves had on Jimmy Butler have broken down. The Bulls were seeking Zach LaVine and the No. 5 overall pick (Kris Dunn) from Minnesota for Butler." June 23

  • Report: Talks ongoing between Bulls, Timberwolves regarding Butler

    The Score "Trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves involving Jimmy Butler broke down after Chicago demanded Zach LaVine over Ricky Rubio in the deal, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports, citing sources. However, ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Minnesota is continuing to engage in..." June 23

  • Report: Heat in preliminary talks to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "On the same day that they traded Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are reportedly talking about trading another former franchise cornerstone — Jimmy Butler. Of course, we can’t really grade the merits of this potential trade without knowing who would be going to Toronto and Chicago. For now, it..." June 22

  • Jimmy Butler on staying in Chicago: ‘I can’t do anything about that’

    Mass Live "Draymond Green recently garnered some attention with his ability to list every player drafted ahead of him in 2012. Jimmy Butler may not be able to rattle off all the guys who went before him the previous year, but at least remembers who the Boston Celtics landed from that draft. "JaJuan..." June 17

  • Should the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler?

    iSportsweb "Last summer, Jimmy Butler signed a 5-year, $90 million max contract with the Chicago Bulls. Now, Butler’s name is being thrown around in trade rumors. Should the Bulls consider trading Jimmy Butler? The answer is absolutely not. Unless a team offers multiple draft picks and proven players, Bulls..." June 16

  • Report: Bulls won’t trade Butler to Wolves without getting Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade for Jimmy Butler using the No. 5 pick as the centerpiece of a deal. Surprise, surprise: That’s not nearly enough. The Bulls reportedly wants Andrew Wiggins." June 15

  • Wolves interested in trading No. 5 pick for Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves are prepared to part with the No. 5 overall pick in this month's draft, as the centerpiece of a trade package, if they can use it to construct a deal for Chicago Bulls star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, in..." June 14

  • Trading Rose or Butler should be Bulls' offseason priority

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls can talk about finding value in any draft. They can have a strong plan to spend their roughly $23 million of salary-cap space in free agency. Management can support coach Fred Hoiberg and express belief in his potential for growth in his second season. But, really, one of two things..." May 22

  • Jimmy Butler Explains Why He’s ‘Not Perfect’ But Is Ready To Lead The Bulls

    Dime Magazine "The Chicago Bulls appeared in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night for the first time since they made Derrick Rose the No. 1 overall pick back in 2008. But instead of sending a front office member, coach Fred Hoiberg, or Rose himself to the proceedings, they went with a slightly more..." May 19

  • Jimmy Butler available for Boston Celtics? Maybe for a 'very rich' price

    Mass Live "Now that the NBA Draft lottery order has been selected, rumors are flying about what could happen next. One day after the Boston Celtics landed the No. 3 overall pick, here's a rundown of what the experts are saying. -- Everybody seems to agree: at least in the eyes of general managers, this..." May 18

  • Bulls' Fred Hoiberg confident his relationship with Jimmy Butler is strong

    Chicago Tribune "No relationship the Bulls forge with prospective picks at this week's NBA draft combine is as important as the one that further developed Thursday. Sitting courtside together at Quest Multisport Complex, sharing laughs and the occasional fist bump, Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg scouted and..." May 13

  • Jimmy Butler set to be Bulls' representative at NBA draft lottery

    Chicago Tribune "It might be time to hold off on those Jimmy Butler trade rumors. In a sign of commitment not present at management's season-ending postmortem, the Bulls have asked their two-time All-Star to represent the franchise on the dais at the May 17 NBA draft lottery, sources said. Butler, who has..." May 11

  • Jimmy Butler girlfriend is actress Shay Mitchell?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler reportedly spends more time in Hollywood than he does hanging out with his Chicago Bulls teammates, and he may be structuring his dating life accordingly. TMZ spotted Butler hanging out with actress Shay Mitchell in L.A. over the weekend, and sources told the gossip site that the..." May 10

  • Jimmy Butler not happy with Bulls’ front office

    Sportsnaut "Less than a calendar year after signing a five-year, $92.3 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, it appears that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler isn’t happy about the tactics his team’s front office is using. Bulls general manager Gar Forman indicated at the end of a disappointing 2015-16 season..." May 09

  • Butler Unhappy with GM's Remark

    Chicago Tribune "The NBA draft combine takes place in Chicago later this week, the next step in what promises to be an offseason of change for the Bulls. For all the talk about how executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman made clear every option is on the table this summer, this is a..." May 08

  • Bulls Listening To Jimmy Butler Offers, But Unlikely To Deal

    Lakers Nation "With new head coach Luke Walton officially in the fold, the Los Angeles Lakers can begin looking towards improving the roster this summer. One way to do that is through trade and one player believed to potentially be available is Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. Butler is one of the NBA’s best..." May 08

  • 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.

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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...

  • 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

  • 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