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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Marquette
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Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.
He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Nov 22 - 2:17 AM

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Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now.
Nov 21 - 1:14 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be?
Nov 18 - 2:02 AM

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts.
Nov 15 - 11:52 PM

Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 15 - 10:34 AM

Jimmy Butler's offensive game flourished again on Thursday against the Raptors, making 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

So the preseason matters after all? Butler was one of the most impressive players in October and it's carried over into the regular season. Butler's efficiency was his only question mark and he's been able to turn in an effective field goal percentage of at least 46 in every game this season. We're not even 10 percent into the season, but his owners should feel pretty, pretty good.
Nov 13 - 10:56 PM

Jimmy Butler (thumb) is officially listed as 'probable' for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

Butler has been playing very well lately, averaging 18.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting in the Bulls' past five games, while logging almost 40 minutes per game. It's almost certain that he'll be in the starting lineup, but it's worth mentioning that Chicago is still including him on their injury report.
Nov 12 - 6:38 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds and one assist in Monday's win.

Butler also nailed all four free throws and despite the 'probable' listing he is carrying on with first-to-second round value in six games this year. He's shooting 50 percent from the field and he did his damage from the outside tonight, and genuinely looks great in that department, so owners shouldn't rule out a major jump in shooting numbers this season.
Nov 10 - 11:29 PM

Jimmy Butler (thumb) is probable for Monday's game against Detroit.

If his thumb is bothering him, then he is doing a good job hiding it from us as he has been an absolute beast this season. Expect him to play on Monday, but if for some reason he can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich , Aaron Brooks, and Tony Snell to pick up a few extra minutes.

Jimmy Butler kept his effective shooting going on Saturday during a 106-101 loss to Boston, making 7-of-16 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

This was his worst shooting game of the season and is down from his 52.0 percent on the season. At this point it's almost hard to believe Butler couldn't even shoot 40 percent on the season last year while he's also become a much better facilitator. He's on pace for a career high in every major category except steals. Contract years are a thing, you guys.
Nov 8 - 11:58 PM

Jimmy Butler (left thumb, right shoulder) is listed as probable to face the Celtics on Saturday.

The thumb injury isn't new and he's been dealing with it since the preseason. However, he took a bad fall on Friday night, which probably explains the shoulder sprain. We'd still expect him to play, but we'll certainly keep a close eye on him leading up to the tip.
Nov 8 - 2:42 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Sixers in Friday with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

He only turned the ball over once, made 8-of-15 from the field and all six free throws to give him a nine-category line. Butler is absolutely rolling and it would appear his massive preseason was no fluke. He's looking to get paid and looks like a top-50 fantasy asset.
Nov 7 - 11:32 PM

Jimmy Butler (thumb) is probable for Friday's contest against the Sixers.

Butler will likely continue to be listed as probable, but unless he has a setback with the thumb, we fully expect for him to be out there moving forward. Butler's been on fire since his season debut and should be deployed in all lineups.
Nov 6 - 4:45 PM

Jimmy Butler was awesome yet again on Wednesday against the Bucks with 14 points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four turnovers.

He made 5-of-8 from the field and all four free throws. He is now at 51.4 percent from the field on the season and his shot selection has vastly improved. It's early, but Butler looks like he's in for a breakout season.
Nov 5 - 11:23 PM

Jimmy Butler (thumb) will play on Wednesday against the Bucks.

He is probable and there was never really a doubt. Butler has looked great so far this season and is coming off a team-high 21 points on Tuesday. He should be in almost all fantasy lineups tonight.
Nov 5 - 6:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed