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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%: 100/81 | Average Draft Position: 94.84
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Bulls list Butler, Gibson as probable, Dunleavy questionable for Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (knee) and Taj Gibson (knee) are both listed as probable for Friday’s game against the Suns, the team announced.

Butler banged knees during Thursday’s game against the Lakers and was unsure of his status for Friday. Gibson played through a knee injury he suffered Tuesday in Thursday’s contest.

Mike Dunleavy is considered questionable after missing the last 15 games for Chicago with a foot injury.

The Bulls are currently 6 1/2-point underdogs against the Suns.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler uncertain for Friday after bumping knee Thursday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler told reporters after Thursday’s game he got hit on the knee and is unsure if he will suit up for Friday’s game. Butler, who is averaging 20.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, normally plays through the pain, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

NBA All-Star reserves selected


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.

In the East, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Heat forward Chris Bosh and Hawks center Al Horford were selected to the All-Star team.

In the West, Rockets guard James Harden, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs forward Tim Duncan were named All-Star reserves.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15.


Bulls expect Butler to play Thursday; Dunleavy questionable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he believes guard Jimmy Butler will be available to play in Thursday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports ESPNChicago.com.

Butler missed Tuesday's game while dealing with an illness. Meanwhile, forward Mike Dunleavy will be a game-time decision. Dunleavy hasn't played since Jan. 1 because of a foot injury.

The Bulls are 9-point favorites.


Illness to keep Bulls' Jimmy Butler out of Tuesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters forward Jimmy Butler is dealing with an illness and will be held out of Tuesday’s game at Golden State. Forward Tony Snell is expected to see an increased role with Butler out.

The Bulls are 10 1/2-point underdogs. 


Illness could keep Bulls' Jimmy Butler sidelined Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Bulls announced guard Jimmy Butler is questionable to play Tuesday against the Warriors after missing shootaround due to an illness. The Bulls are 10-point underdogs to the Warriors, who are 36-6.

Butler is averaging a season-low 16.3 points per game through 13 January appearances. He averaged 21.9 points in November and 21.5 points in December.


Looking ahead at key numbers for the second half


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) At the Fantasy Basketball Today blog, Chris Towers took a look at some key numbers for a number of Fantasy relevant players for the second half of the season. Click over to see his second half over/under lines for Brandon Knight, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, Joe Johnson, Kemba Walker, Kyle Korver, Lance Stephenson, Pau Gasol, Stephen Curry and Trevor Ariza.  

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler stuffs the stat sheet in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 8 of 18 shooting in Chicago's 102-98 win over the Mavericks Friday. Butler also  did well on the boards, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out six assists. He also had three steals on the night.

Over his last five games, Butler is averaging 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. 


John Paxson: Bulls will match any offer on Jimmy Butler


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said the team will match any offer on guard Jimmy Butler in the offseason, according to ESPN.com.

Butler is in the final year of his contract, but couldn't reach a deal with the team prior to the deadline. The 25-year-old has exploded this year, averaging 20.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Paxson said the team will match any offer sheet, even if it's a max offer. 

Butler should draw a ton of interest during the offseason, and may even receive a max offer, but it's clear the Bulls don't want their budding star to get away that easily. 


Bulls' Jimmy Butler scores 20 during off night


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored 20 points despite a poor night from the floor.

Butler shot 6-16, including 1-3 from beyond the arc. He managed to hit seven of his nine free throws during the contest. Butler contributed elsewhere during the loss, picking up seven rebounds and dishing out three assists. His 20 points were a team-high. 


Bulls' Jimmy Butler doubles up on the Jazz


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler posted a double-double on the Jaz on Wednesday.

Butler shot 5-13 from the field, including 2-4 from beyond the arc. He sunk four of five free throws, finishing with 16 points. Butler was active on the boards, pulling down 11 rebounds. He also added three assists and two steals. 


SG Jimmy Butler back with Bulls


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Shooting guard Jimmy Butler has returned to the Bulls after a bereavement leave and should start Monday against the Rockets, reports the Chicago Tribune. Butler missed Saturday's game against the Celtics.

He's averaging 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler out Saturday on bereavement leave


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is on bereavement leave and will not play in Saturday's game against the Celtics.

Kirk Hinrich is likely to step into the starting lineup in Butler's absence, and he and Nikola Mirotic worked with the starters during Saturday's shootaround with Butler and Mike Dunleavy (foot) out Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Bulls will have a big scoring hole to fill in the absence of Butler, who has averaged 21.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting in 31 games.

Chicago is a 10-point home favorite over Boston Saturday.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler picks up 26 points on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler picked up 26 points on Thursday against the Nuggets.

Butler shot 8-14 from the field, including 1-2 from beyond the arc. He sunk all nine of his free throws. Butler added eight rebounds and eight assists. 


Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scores game-high 27 vs. Pacers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 27 points on 8 of 20 shooting including 2 of 2 from the 3-point line during Monday’s 92-90 victory over the Pacers.

Butler missed recording a double-double by one rebound. Of his nine rebounds, five were offensive. He also added four steals, one block and one assist. Butler made 9 of his 12 free-throw attempts which was his second consecutive game attempting at least 10 free throws.

The Bulls next play Tuesday against the Nets.


Bulls SG Jimmy Butler scores team-high 33 vs. Pelicans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 33 points on 12 of 18 shooting in his team's 107-100 win over the Pelicans Saturday.

Butler missed all three of his three-point attempts, but that was about his only drawback Saturday, as he hit 90 percent of his 10 free throws while adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes without turning the ball over once. The 12 made shots also marked a new season high. Butler's next matchup comes against the Pacers Monday.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler stuffs the stat sheet in Monday's win over Toronto


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Bulls forward Jimmy Butler had 27 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in Chicago's 129-120 win over the Raptors Monday.

Butler went 11 for 11 from the free-throw line and 7 for 16 from the field. It is Butler's second double-double of the season in 44 minutes of action.

Butler and the Bulls will look to keep things rolling Tuesday against the Wizards.


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.