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21 Jimmy Butler SG
Height/Weight: 6-7/220 | Birthdate: 9/14/1989 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Team: Chicago Bulls | College: Marquette | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/89 | Average Draft Position: 95.34
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Bulls SG Butler pours in 31 to help tame Grizzlies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler came through with another huge effort Friday in a defeat of rugged Memphis.

Butler scored 31 points, hitting all nine of his foul shots in the process. He is averaging 29.3 points in the last three games.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler drops career-high 35 points in win over Knicks


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler went off Thursday, going for 35 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals in Chicago's 103-97 win over the Knicks.

Butler shot 11 for 21 from the field, including 4 for 7 from three-point range and 9 for 10 from the free throw line, in his career night against New York.

Butler and the Bulls will look to stay hot Friday when they head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. 


Bulls' Jimmy Butler scores team-high 24 in loss Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Bulls forward Jimmy Butler scored 24 points on 8 of 17 shooting in a 112-102 loss to the Warriors Saturday.

Butler shot 3 of 6 from 3-point range and 5 of 7 from the free-throw line. He also added four rebounds, two steals and three assists.

It was the 13th time this season Butler has scored 20 or more points.

The Bulls next play Wednesday against the Nets.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler scores team-high 26 vs. Nets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 26 points on 7 of 12 shooting, including 1 of 3 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 102-84 win over the Nets in Brooklyn Sunday.

Butler sank 11 of his 13 free-throw attempts as he continues to be a frequent visitor to the charity stripe, averaging 13.5 free-throw attempts over his last four games. He's also scored 26.3 points per game during that same four-game stretch. Butler managed to kick in five assists, four rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes in Sunday's win. He'll square off with the Mavericks Tuesday.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler scores 22 to lead Bulls to win vs. Celtics Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Bulls forward Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 22 points to lead the Bulls to a 109-102 victory over the Celtics Friday.

Butler struggled from the field shooting just 6 of 15 from the field, but converted 10 of his 12 free throw attempts. He also added three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Butler has scored 20 or more points in 10 of the 14 games he’s played in this season. The Bulls next play Sunday at Brooklyn.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler frequents free-throw line vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 32 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field and 18 of 20 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 114-109 loss to the Nuggets Tuesday.

Butler's previous career high in free throws made was 12 before smashing that personal best Tuesday. He came into the game with an 80.5 percent success rate from the charity stripe before sinking 90 percent of his attempts in the loss. Butler just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, and both his points and rebounds matched season highs. He also kicked in one assist and one steal in his 40 minutes of action. The Bulls move on to face the Celtics Friday.


Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scores 25 points against Jazz


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on Monday against the Jazz.

Butler shot 5-10 from the field, including three from beyond the arc. He also managed to sink five from the free throw line. He also added two assists and four steals.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler scores team-high 23 vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 23 points on 11 of 18 shooting in his team's 103-88 loss to the Kings Thursday.

Butler has been dealing with a thumb issue but has delivered four straight 20-point performances. He also racked up eight rebounds, two steals and one assist in 37 minutes Thursday. Butler will look to keep rolling Friday against the Blazers.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler (thumb) probable vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler has been listed as probable to play Thursday against the Kings. Butler has been dealing with a sprained thumb but has played in the team's last nine games, averaging 21.3 points per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field.

Bulls G Jimmy Butler scores 22 to lead Bulls


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler made up for the absence of Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol by scoring 22 points while also adding six rebounds, eight assists and two steals during Monday's win against the Clippers.

Butler is averaging a career-high 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists through nine games. The Bulls next play Thursday at Sacramento.


Bulls list Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler as probable Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Bulls forward Pau Gasol and guard Jimmy Butler are expected to play Monday at Los Angeles Clippers, the team reported.

Gasol (left calf sprain) and Butler (left thumb strain) are listed as probable.


Bulls G Jimmy Butler scores career-high 32 points vs. Pacers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points on 10 of 17 shooting in his team's 99-90 loss to the Pacers Saturday.

Butler took on the scoring mantle with Derrick Rose sidelined and continued to put up excellent shooting performances. He's dropped below 50 percent shooting just twice in eight games despite taking more than 10 shots in all but one of his games this season. Butler also chipped in six rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 41 minutes Saturday. The Bulls' next game comes Monday against the Clippers.


Bulls list forward Jimmy Butler as probable Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is listed as probable and is expected to play Saturday against Indiana, according to the team's radio play by play announcer.

Butler is dealing with a sprained thumb, which caused him to miss the first two games of the season.


Bulls Gs Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler draw start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Bulls guards Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler are in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Raptors. Both players were listed as probable to play Thursday, Rose with ankle issues and Butler with a thumb ailment.

Bulls Gs Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler probable Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Bulls announced Wednesday that guards Derrick Rose (ankles) and Jimmy Butler (thumb) are probable to play in Thursday's game in Toronto.

Rose was able to play 32 minutes Monday, scoring 24 points on 9 of 20 shooting, as he continues to recover from sprains to both ankles. Butler has played in six consecutive games despite a thumb sprain and racked up 19 points in 43 minutes Monday.


Bulls guard Jimmy Butler contributes to victory Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Despite dealing with a thumb sprain which prevented him from playing in the season opener, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has consistently found a way to contribute.

Butler was listed as probable for Monday’s game against Detroit and he contributed 19 points and four rebounds in the 102-91 victory.

For the season, Butler is averaging a career-high 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists through six games.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler (thumb) probable Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is probable to play in Monday's game against the Pistons with a thumb sprain.

Butler was also listed as probable heading into Saturday's game and scored 16 points in 38 minutes of action. He's played 35 minutes or more in each of the team's five games in November.


Bulls' Derrick Rose questionable, Jimmy Butler probable vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics, while guard Jimmy Butler is probable, the team announced. Rose is dealing with sprains to both ankles, while Butler is listed with a left thumb sprain and right shoulder strain.

Bulls' Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson probable for Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Taj Gibson are probable for Friday's game against the 76ers.

Butler has been battling through a thumb injury, but was able to play Wednesday. Gibson is dealing with an ankle injury. He was also able to go Wednesday. 


Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler good to go for Bulls vs. Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (sprained ankle) and guard Jimmy Butler (thumb) were both deemed "good to go" for Tuesday's game against the Magic, per the team's official website. With Joakim Noah sidelined with an illness, Gibson is likely to earn his first start of the season.

Bulls SG Jimmy Butler probable for Tuesday night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (sprained thumb) is probable for Tuesday night's game against the Magic. Butler scored a team-high 24 points in his season debut Saturday against the Timberwolves.

Jimmy Butler draws last-second foul to lift Bulls past Timberwolves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler drew a last-second foul on Andrew Wiggins to lift his team past the Timberwolves 105-104 on Saturday. Down one point, Butler was fouled with .02 seconds remaining. He converted both free throws, setting a career high with 15 attempts from the charity stripe.

"I said, 'Oh I'm going to get him, I'm going to get him,'" Butler said, per the Associated Press. "I gave him the pump fake and he bit on it."

With Derrick Rose (ankles) sidelined, he shouldered the load and finished the game with a team-high 24 points on 6 of 12 shooting from the field, including 1 of 3 from downtown, and 11 of 15 from the charity stripe. He added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block while logging 39 minutes of game action.


Bulls G Jimmy Butler set to make season debut Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is expected to make his season debut as he was listed as the starter Saturday night against the Timberwolves, according to the team's radio play by play announcer. Butler missed the first two games of the season because of a sprained thumb. 

He averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 67 games last season for Chicago.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler officially inactive Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was ruled inactive for Friday's game against the Cavs.

Butler was able to get through a morning shootaround, and was considered a game-time decision. He's still dealing with a thumb injury. 


Bulls G Jimmy Butler not in starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was not included in the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Cavaliers at home, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Butler went through morning shootaround and was deemed as a game-time decision heading into the game because of a nagging thumb injury. Unless he comes off the bench, it appears he may not play at all Friday.