Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler on Bulls' recent poor play: 'It's terrible basketball'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out an apology to fans after an embarrassing 102-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Wade's frustration came after another poor performance by the Bulls in which they were outscored by 22 in the first quarter and trailed by 29 at the..." January 21

  • Wade's future with Bulls may hinge on Butler

    ESPN "As Dwyane Wade waits to see which direction the Bulls' front office goes in advance of next month's trade deadline, the future Hall of Famer told ESPN that Jimmy Butler's future will play a large part in whether he decides to stay in Chicago. Sources told ESPN that there continues to be debate..." January 19

  • Jimmy Butler: Being voted All-Star starter would mean ‘absolutely nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler doesn’t give a hoot about your #NBAVote. Before Tuesday’s game against Dallas, Butler, who was selected to his second career All-Star team last year and attended the festivities despite being injured, said that being voted an All-Star starter this year would mean “absolutely..." January 18

  • The complicated notion of the Bulls looking to move Jimmy Butler

    CBS Sports "Last June, things got a little nutty in the trade rumor mill, as word started to circulate that the Bulls were shopping Jimmy Butler. The rumors suggested that the Wolves, with Butler's old coach Tom Thibodeau, were maneuvering to offer the No. 5 pick, which became Kris Dunn, for Butler in a..." January 10

  • Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Butler led the Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 38.0 points..." January 09

  • Wade: Jimmy Butler 'playing out of this world'

    ESPN "While amazing performances continue to come out of Oklahoma City, Houston and elsewhere, Dwyane Wade says he believes Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler shouldn't take a backseat to any of them. "He's playing as good as anybody in the league right now," Wade told ESPN.com on Saturday after the..." January 08

  • Bulls not shopping Jimmy Butler

    The Athletic "Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is playing the best basketball of his career right now. A fourth-quarter takeover in Cleveland on Wednesday night led to a road win over the Cavaliers, two days after Butler scored 52 points in a Monday win over the Charlotte Hornets. But despite his recent dominance,..." January 07

  • Report: Bulls have made Jimmy Butler available for trade

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Thursday afternoon report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls may be looking to reshape their roster sooner than expected. Per the Thursday afternoon report, the Bulls have made swingman Jimmy Butler available for a trade while reportedly making it known that the..." January 05

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls putting too much pressure on Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade believes the Bulls are putting too much pressure on Jimmy Butler late in games. Speaking after a 107-97 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday -- a game that saw Butler shoot just 6-of-20 from the field -- Wade said the Bulls must be more versatile offensively in the final..." December 22

  • Butler calls Bulls' play 'unacceptable,' but won't hold players-only meeting

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler understands the sounds he heard emanating from all over the United Center after Friday night's embarrassing 95-69 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The boos coming from Bulls fans were as striking as the lack of effort from their favorite team throughout another lackluster game. "Don't..." December 18

  • Jimmy Butler Defends Rajon Rondo Following Suspension

    Sports Mockery "This is the other side of Rajon Rondo that Bulls fans were nervously waiting for. Despite his long track record of run-ins with teammates, coaches and referees, Fred Hoiberg and everyone on his roster had nothing but glowing remarks for Rondo during training camp. They praised his leadership, work..." December 05

  • Rajon Rondo Threw Towel at Bulls Assistant Coach

    SLAM Online "The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for a game following a heated exchange with assistant coach Jim Boylen over the weekend. The veteran point guard reportedly threw a towel in Boylen’s direction during Saturday’s 107-82 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Rondo committed five turnovers,..." December 05

  • Jimmy Butler's improvement isn't limited to his on-court play

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler's numbers aren't the only part of his All-Star game that has improved. According to Bulls teammate Taj Gibson, his leadership has too. "I'm surprised at how mature he is," Gibson said. "He's a lot more mature as far as how he's been with the guys, how he's communicating. He's..." November 17

  • Wade: Butler is showing why Rondo and I came to Chicago

    Chicago Tribune "Considering the Bulls' hectic travel schedule earlier in the week, coach Fred Hoiberg wasn't surprised his team played a little like it was in quicksand right off the opening tip Saturday night against the Wizards. Or make that Jell-O. "It's a hard game," Hoiberg said of Saturday's contest..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler shrugs off idea he’s a “diva”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose to New York, in hopes that the locker room, “whose team is this?” drama would head East with him. This is Jimmy Butler‘s team, with Dwyane Wade now assisting. But the drama isn’t gone yet. On their way out the door, the camps around Rose and Joakim Noah..." October 22

  • Can Jimmy Butler lead the NBA in free-throw attempts?

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler doesn't set individual goals. "My trainer does," Butler said. But there's a catch: Chris Johnson, Butler's trainer, doesn't share them with Butler during a season. He merely shapes their workouts around some of the targets he wants Butler to accomplish. "The dude just studies..." October 11

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler wants tough coaching from Fred Hoiberg this season

    CSN Chicago "Much was made of the Jimmy Butler-Fred Hoiberg dynamic last year. As the duo head into Year 2 together with a very different Bulls roster, Jimmy Butler was very clear about one thing he wants out of his coach this season. “I told Fred, ‘As much as you can, use me as an example,’” Butler said..." September 27

  • Humbled Jimmy Butler admits he can't play football

    USA Today "It looks like Jimmy Butler’s hilarious NBA offseason football comments may have come to an end. After claiming he’d be better than Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas if he played in the NFL and getting into a photoshop battle, Butler was ultimately humbled by a kid who asked for his autograph at..." September 12

  • Jimmy Butler confirms Team USA brothel story, says it was ‘mistake’

    Larry Brown Sports "Remember the story about Team USA Basketball players making their way into a brothel during the Summer Olympics in Rio? Well, Jimmy Butler has confirmed that the story is true. Butler, who plays for the Chicago Bulls when he’s not winning gold for the U.S., joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”..." September 07

  • 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

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