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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%: 95/71 | Average Draft Position: 105.89
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Groin issue keeps Jimmy Butler out Team USA camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Bulls forward Jimmy Butler will sit out Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas because of a slightly strained groin, the team announced on Sunday.

The Bulls will likely take a cautious approach with Butler and allow him to quickly recover in the offseason, likely leaving him out of the FIBA World Cup squad for Team USA.

The 24-year-old finished last season with averages of 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 67 games. He also made the All-Defensive Second Team and finished third amongst forwards with 1.9 steals per contest.


Jimmy Butler's shooting woes hit a new low


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler flopped Saturday, producing one of the worst shooting performances of his career in a 94-87 win over the Kings.

For just the second time in his three-year career, Butler attempted at least 10 field goals while making just one. He shot 1for 11 from the field while missing all four of his three-point attempts. He did go 3 for 4 from the free-throw line en route to five points, while adding five rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes of action.

Butler has been in a bit of a slump with his shot through the month of March, though he is still averaging 14.1 points per game. He is shooting just 36.7 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from three-point range in eight games this month. 


Jimmy Butler productive with huge minutes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler remains a massive part of the team's rotation, as he topped the 40-minute mark for the fourth game in a row in a 105-94 win over the Pistons.

Butler played 46 minutes in the win including the final 26 minutes, as the Bulls did not pull away until the fourth quarter. He scored 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting, and added 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. He also added four assists, three steals and three turnovers to his line.

Butler isn't the most productive per-minute player in the league, but he puts up strong numbers consistently thanks to his high minute totals. He is averaging 17.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game over the last five, while playing 42.4 minutes per. 


Jimmy Butler scores 16 points in return vs. Golden State


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler returned from a two-game absence Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 5 of 10 shooting in 37 minutes of action in his team's 103-83 win over the Warriors.

Butler sat out the previous two games but looked no worse for wear Wednesday, tallying three blocks, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win. He has averaged 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds over 42 games played.


Jimmy Butler ready to return Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will be in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Warriors, after recovering from a rib injury. Butler missed the team's previous two games after suffering the injury Friday, but was cleared to play after pregame warm-ups.

Jimmy Butler ruled out Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks, the team announced.

Butler is missing his second straight game while recovering from a rib bruise. He has averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds over 41 games played.


Jimmy Butler unlikely to play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is unlikely to play in Tuesday's game against the Hawks, NBA.com reports.

Butler missed Sunday's game with a rib bruise after playing just 11 minutes Friday. The Bulls are right back at it Wednesday, and the medical staff will likely reevaluate him before tipoff Wednesday to determine whether he'll be able to play against Golden State. Butler has averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds over 41 games played.


Jimmy Butler to be re-evaluated Tuesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) After missing Sunday's game in Miami with bruised ribs, Jimmy Butler will be re-evaluated during the Bulls' Tuesday shootaround, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 

Butler suffered the injury Friday against Denver and had averaged 43 minutes per game for the six games prior. Butler said he's working on getting comfortable "moving and breathing normal again" -- not a good sign for someone who's counted on for 40-plus minutes per game. 

He is considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Atlanta. 


Jimmy Butler sits out Miami game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was ruled out for Sunday's contest against Miami, as he continues to nurse a bruised rib. Butler suffered the injury Friday night against Denver. He has averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists through 41 games this season.

The Bulls will play Tuesday night against Atlanta before returning to Chicago Wednesday against Golden State.

Jimmy Butler flying with team for road trip


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler traveled with the team for a two-game road trip, but remains uncertain for Sunday's contest against Miami, according to the Chicago Tribune on Saturday. Butler suffered a bruised rib Friday night against Denver. He has averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists through 41 games this season.

Jimmy Butler dealing with bruised rib


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has been diagnosed with a bruised rib and is considered day-to-day, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Butler played just 11 minutes in the win before exiting with the injury and not returning. The Bulls travel to Miami to take on the Heat Sunday.


Jimmy Butler questionable to return Friday with rib issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler suffered a rib contusion in Friday's game against the Nuggets and is questionable to return, the team announced.

Butler scored eight points on 3 of 4 shooting in 11 minutes before exiting due to the injury. He also chipped in two rebounds and one assist while hitting one of his two three-pointers. Butler has averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds over 41 games played.


Jimmy Butler stays productive in win over Brooklyn


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler turned in a productive performance in his team's 92-76 win over the Nets at home on Thursday.

Butler finished in double figures for the second straight game, finishing with 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks while logging 46 minutes of game action.

Butler has averaged 13.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists over his last five games before the All-Star break.

Jimmy Butler flops despite huge minutes total


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler failed to make much of an impact Saturday, in an 88-79 loss to the Pelicans.

Butler shot just 2 of 9 from the field but went to the free-throw line enough to still finish with 10 points. Despite playing 43 minutes, Butler didn't do his usual stat-sheet stuffing, as he finishing with just four rebounds and two turnovers, while turning the ball over twice.

Butler continues to play huge minutes, which makes up for subpar per-minute production. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game over the last five games. 


Jimmy Butler doubles up vs. Lakers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler recorded his second double-double of the season Monday, scoring 13 points on 6 of 19 shooting while grabbing a season-high 11 rebounds in his team's 102-100 overtime win against the Lakers.

Butler struggled from the field but ended up playing 50 minutes in the overtime win, making it the second time in his last four games that he's spent at least 50 minutes on the floor. He also recorded five assists, four steals and one block Monday. Butler has averaged 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds over 27 games played.


Jimmy Butler's minutes soaring to new heights


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has played a huge role since the team's trade of Luol Deng, and he took it to another level Wednesday against the Magic.

Butler became just the 13th player since the 1985-86 season to play at least 60 minutes, as he logged 60:20 in the triple-overtime game. He exited the game just once in the third quarter, meaning he played the final 39 minutes of game time without going to the bench.

Butler put up solid numbers in the 128-125 win, scoring 21 points on 6 of 17 shooting, with seven rebounds and six assists. He also turned the ball four times in the win.

Butler is already logging a career-high 34.2 minutes per game in a season in which he has struggled with a variety of injuries. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is notorious for riding some of his players hard, and Butler saw some of that least postseason when he averaged 40.8 minutes per game in 12 appearances. 


Jimmy Butler scores 12 points in return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler returned to the court after a one-game absence Monday and scored 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting in his team's 102-88 loss to the Wizards.

Butler missed Saturday's game with a bruised thigh but played a full complement of minutes Monday, recording four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes of action. He has averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds over 23 games played.


Jimmy Butler 'ready to go' Monday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that guard Jimmy Butler looked good in shootaround and is “ready to go” for Chicago’s matchup with the Wizards.

Butler missed the team’s previous outing against Charlotte with a thigh injury but logged at least 40 minutes in the two games prior. He’s averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals on the season.


Jimmy Butler ruled out Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bobcats, the team announced.

Butler is dealing with a bruised thigh after taking a knee in Friday's win against Milwaukee. He has averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 22 games played.


Jimmy Butler a game-time decision vs. Bobcats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that guard Jimmy Butler is a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Bobcats.

Butler was in-and-out of Friday's win over Milwaukee after taking a knee to the thigh during a drive to the rim in the third quarter. He was diagnosed with a bruised thigh. He has averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 22 games played for Chicago.

Jimmy Butler works past bruised thigh


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler returned to Friday's game against the Bucks, after taking a knee to the thigh during a drive to the rim in the third quarter.

Butler was helped off the floor and taken back to the locker room, where he was diagnosed with a bruised thigh. He returned to the bench in the fourth quarter and entered the game with 11 minutes remaining.

Butler scored 10 points on 3 of 8 shooting, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with three rebounds and one block while logging 40 minutes of game action in an 81-72 victory.

Jimmy Butler exits with bruised quad, questionable to return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler left Friday's game against the Bucks after taking a knee to the thigh during a drive to the rim and has been diagnosed with a bruised quad, the team announced. He's questionable to return to action Friday.

Butler scored 10 points on 3 of 6 shooting in 29 minutes of action before exiting. He had topped his season average of 32.5 minutes per game in his last seven contests entering Friday's game against the Bucks. The Bulls should have an update on his status after the game, whether he returns to action or not.


Jimmy Butler struggles with shooting Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler scored 13 points on just 4 of 18 shooting in his team's 92-87 win over the Suns Tuesday.

Butler easily topped his previous high for shots taken in a game this season but only turned in a mediocre scoring effort that included misses on all four of his three-point attempts. He also recorded five rebounds, four steals and three assists in 41 minutes of action Tuesday. Butler has averaged 12.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over 21 games played.


Jimmy Butler still playing huge minutes despite injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2013) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler showed no signs of his toe injury Monday against the Grizzles, as he played 41 minutes and led the game in scoring in a 95-91 win.

Butler scored a season-high 26 points on 6 of 10 shooting, as he basically lived at the free-throw line. He went 12 of 14 at the line, and added two 3-pointers to round out his scoring.  He also snagged four rebounds and handed out two assists in his 41 minutes of action.

Butler hasn't quite taken the step forward we expected this season, though injuries have limited him throughout, playing a big part in that. He is averaging 12.2 points per game while averaging 31.4 minutes per game. 


Jimmy Butler aggravates turf toe, expects to play Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler aggravated his turf toe injury Saturday and was seen limping after his team's loss to the Mavericks, but he expects to play Monday against the Grizzlies, NBA.com reports.

"Just pushed off it wrong," said Butler. "Didn’t feel too well at all, but I just kept going. So obviously it didn’t bother me too much. Not an excuse. It didn’t hold me back. I was still out there playing. Still got to produce, still got to guard, still got to make shots, still got to not turn the ball over seven times. There’s no excuse for all that. Toe 100 percent, toe 10 percent."

Butler's seven turnovers Saturday were a career high.