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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%: 99/56 | Average Draft Position: 94.70
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G Jimmy Butler's 21 points lift Bulls over Raptors


(3/25/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler poured in 23 points and grabbed five rebounds Wednesday to push the Bulls past the Raptors, 116-103.

After missing 11 games with an elbow injury, Butler scored 19 points in a win on Monday before leading both teams in points in tonight's victory.

''The more he plays, that rhythm will come back,'' coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''He's put a lot of extra work in the last couple of days. Obviously we need him on both sides of the ball.''


Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scores 19 points in return to action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 19 points on 6 of 20 shooting from the field in his first action on the floor in 11 games. Butler also pulled down nine rebounds and added one assist in the contest.

"It was great to have him back. Great," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He had a bunch of bunnies that he always makes, so his timing was not quite there but I thought as the game went on, he started to get into a rhythm."

Butler missed 11 games with a sprained left elbow.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler (elbow), Taj Gibson (ankle) expected to start


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Taj Gibson are listed as starters for Monday's game against the Hornets, according to the Chicago Tribune

Butler has an elbow injury and Gibson has an ankle ailment. Gibson missed nine conseutive games but was able to play this past Friday and Saturday. Butler has been out the past eight games. 


Bulls G Jimmy Butler likely to play Monday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/23/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has missed 10 games with a sprained elbow, participated in the team's shootaround Monday and is likely to play against the Hornets, per ESPN.com.

Butler is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 55 games this season. Coach Tom Thibodeau said after practice that it "looks like he could be a go."

The Bulls are 5.5-point favorites against the Hornets. 


Bulls guard Jimmy Butler expected to return next week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is expected to be back on the court next week, coach Tom Thibodeau said before Saturday's game per the Chicago Tribune

Butler, who is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 55 games, is dealing with an elbow injury that has caused him to miss Chicago's last nine contests.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler (elbow) out, Taj Gibson (ankle) probable Saturday


(3/21/2015) The Bulls have announced that guard Jimmy Butler (elbow) will sit out Saturday's game in Detroit while forward Taj Gibson (ankle) is listed as probable, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Butler will miss his 10th consecutive game with a sprained elbow.

Gibson had been out since Feb. 27 with an ankle issue but returned Friday to play 11 minutes in the Bulls' win.

The Bulls are 3-point favorites in Detroit.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says G Jimmy Butler close for Saturday


(3/20/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said guard Jimmy Butler, who's out for Friday with an injured elbow, is close to returning for Saturday's game, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Friday will be the ninth straight game Butler misses due to the injury but the team's leading scorer has been practicing the last few days.

The Bulls are 2-point favorites against the Raptors.

Bulls G Jimmy Butler (elbow) out for Friday


(3/19/2015) The Bulls have listed guard Jimmy Butler as out for Friday, according to ESPN Chicago.

Butler practiced on Thursday and was thought to be close to returning.

The Bulls leading scorer this season with 20.2 points per game, Butler has missed the last eight games with a sprained elbow.

Bulls' Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson getting closer to return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) For the second time this week, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Taj Gibson were able to participate in practice Thursday and are getting closer to their return, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Butler has missed the last two weeks with a sprained elbow, while an ankle issue has kept Gibson out since Feb. 27. Their playing status for Friday's game against the Raptors has not been determined, but Gibson is hopeful he'll be able Friday, which will be based on how he feels after Friday's shootaround, reports ESPNChicago.com.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson able to practice Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Taj Gibson were able to participate in Tuesday's entire practice, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Butler has missed the last two weeks with a sprained elbow. Butler said his elbow is feeling better and he hopes to play by the end of the week. Meanwhile, an ankle issue has kept Gibson out since Feb. 27. Both players have been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Pacers.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler (elbow) yet to return to practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday that shooting guard Jimmy Butler (elbow) has yet to return to practice, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler has been doing a lot of shooting and is getting close to a return after missing the last two weeks with a sprained elbow. He has averaged 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 55 games.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler goes through shooting drills Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was able to go through some shooting drills Sunday, reports the team's official website.

Butler has been dealing with an elbow sprain and has not played since March 1. He is expected to be out for at least two or three more weeks.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler (elbow) hopeful he can return this season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said he was devastated to learn the news that he'd miss at least three weeks with an elbow sprain, reports ESPN Chicago.

However, Butler was hopeful he could return before the regular season ends. Butler will be out three-to-six weeks with the injury and said he wasn't sure if he'd out closer to three weeks or six, reports Comcast SportsNet Chicago.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler could miss 3-6 weeks with elbow sprain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) An MRI revealed Bulls guard Jimmy Butler suffered an elbow sprain and he could miss three-to-six weeks, the team announced Monday.

Butler injured his elbow during Sunday's game against the Clippers and he was not able to finish the contest, but he will not need surgery.

In 55 games, Butler is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Frowards Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic are expected to see their roles increase with Butler sidelined.

Butler will be evaluated on a weekly basis in the hopes of returning sooner, a source told the Chicago Tribune.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler has hyperextended elbow, MRI on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Jimmy Butler left Sunday's Bulls game early after a collision with the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan. 

After the game, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Butler's elbow had been hyperextended. 

Butler will have an MRI on the elbow, Monday. 


Jimmy Butler leaves Bulls game after hurting elbow


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Bulls SG Jimmy Butler left Sunday's game against the Clippers with an elbow injury. 

Butler ran into the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, who was setting a screen, and suffered a left-elbow sprain. 

Butler was taken back into the locker room. After originally being listed as questionable, the Bulls later announced that he wouldn't return to the game. 


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler delivers 28-12 line vs. Timberwolves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting while grabbing a season-high 12 rebounds in his team's 96-89 win over the Timberwolves Friday.

Butler saw 43 minutes of action in the win, and the high usage rate allowed him to post his fourth double-double of the season and his first since Jan. 7. He also kicked in two steals, two blocks and one assist Friday.

The Bulls will move ahead to face the Clippers Sunday.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler dealing with thumb injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) The pain has not subsided in Bulls forward Jimmy Butler's thumb, but he said he doesn't expect to have surgery in the offseason, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Butler said the thumb has improved, but he will continue to wear a protective splint to prevent further damage. Despite the pain, Butler scored a combined 49 points over his last two games.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler scores 30 points in losing effort Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 30 points on 9 of 18 shooting from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, in Chicago's 100-91 loss to the Pistons Friday.

Butler, who also went a perfect 9 of 9 from the free throw line, added five rebounds and five assists to his totals. It was Butler's first 30-plus point game of the month and first since Jan. 29 when he scored 35 points.


Bulls list Dunleavy, Hinrich and Butler as probable for Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Bulls have listed Mike Dunleavy, Kirk Hinrich and Jimmy Butler as probable for Friday's game against the Pistons, according to the team's play-by-play announcer.

Dunleavy is dealing with an ankle injury, Hinrich has turf toe and Butler is battling a shoulder issue. Butler missed one game due to the injury. Hinrich has already missed three games. 


Bulls' Jimmy Butler plans to play in Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was able to participate in Wednesday's entire practice and he will play in Friday's game against the Pistons, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Butler has been dealing with a shoulder strain, but he was able to play in Sunday's All-Star Game.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler still dealing with shoulder injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Although Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was able to play in Sunday's All-Star Game, he admits he was less than 100 percent when he checked into the game, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Butler was limited to nine minutes during the game because of a shoulder strain he suffered last Tuesday.

"I wish I was 100 percent healthy so I could do a lot more," Butler said. "But it was fun."

While Butler said it was a great feeling to play in the game, he thought it was weird playing in a game without much defense.

"A few of my guys was like, 'Yo, chill. Don't do all of that,'" Butler said. "So I couldn't be the player that I am."


Bulls G Jimmy Butler will test injured shoulder prior to ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was able to take part in All-Star practice on Saturday test his injured shoulder out prior to tipoff on Sunday to determine if he is fit to play in the exhibition game, ESPN reports.

Butler missed the final game before the break because of a shoulder strain he suffered Tuesday against Sacramento. The 25-year-old is in the midst of his best statistical season, averaging 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists through 49 games -- good enough for his first All-Star selection. He remains hopeful of seeing limited action on Sunday and is expected to be fit for Feb. 20 against the Pistons -- Chicago's first game back from the break.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler (shoulder) looking to return Feb. 20


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (shoulder) said Friday that he hopes to return to action on Feb. 20 against the Pistons in the first game after the All-Star break, the Chicago Tribune reports.

"That's the plan," Butler said. "I should be all right."

Butler first suffered his shoulder injury Sunday and severely aggravated it two days later, with an MRI confirming he was dealing with a shoulder strain.

"It's getting better," Butler said. "I just have to take care of my body like I've been doing all season. It's unfortunate. But that's what this time off is for. I think I'll be fine."

Butler is hoping to see limited action in the All-Star Game Sunday.

"I think I'll be out there," Butler said. "I don't want to miss an All-Star game. This is my first one. They don't come easy in this league. That's for sure."

Butler has averaged 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists through 49 games, by far his best numbers in each category in his four-year career.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler on injured shoulder: I want to play in ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler told reporters during NBA All-Star Media Day that he wants to play in Sunday's exhibition game at Madison Square Garden, per ESPN. Butler was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career. He made the trip to New York, but is still considered questionable for the game.

"I don't want to miss an All-Star Game," Butler said.

Butler missed the final game before the break because of a shoulder strain he suffered Tuesday against Sacramento. The 25-year-old is in the midst of his best statistical season, averaging 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists through 49 games.