Player Page

Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Marquette
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 25 points against the Bucks on Saturday with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 8-of-14 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line in 35 minutes.
He wasn't in foul trouble and the Bulls having some depth in their frontcourt may have taken away a couple minutes from Butler. Of course, his increased efficiency and usage rate offset the decrease in playing time. The Bulls are going to be a dangerous team with Butler making his case for the Most Improved Player this season. Apr 18 - 10:08 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Jimmy Butler played 36 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He made just 3-of-11 from the field tonight and wasn't at his best. There's no reason to panic about the calf injury which kept him out of action on Thursday, though. Butler could be rested in some of the final two games with Monday's game at Brooklyn as the favorite. The Bulls finish the season at home vs. the Hawks, which could be a second-round preview.
Apr 11 - 11:19 PM

Jimmy Butler (calf) will play vs. the 76ers on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

This means that Butler will have missed just one game because of his calf injury, and it's a good sign for his health if the Bulls are going to let him play vs. the lowly 76ers. Butler should see close to his normal allotment of minutes as long as the game isn't a blowout, so his owners can go ahead and activate him in all lineups. Tony Snell will move to the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues.
Apr 11 - 12:02 PM

Jimmy Butler (left calf injury) will not play Thursday vs. the Heat.

This is the first we're hearing of a calf injury for Butler, and we'll be considering him questionable for Saturday's game against the 76ers. With Butler out, Tony Snell will likely slide into the starting lineup, although he makes for a risky play in daily leagues. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will be asked to do a bit more on offense, while Kirk Hinrich is likely to see some extended minutes.

Jimmy Butler put up 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting Sunday, adding five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals and two turnovers through 42 minutes of action.

As long as Jimmy has two legs to run on, Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau is going to continue to give him heavy minutes. The scoring wasn't quite there tonight, but he balanced that out with his across the board production. He'll have a more impressive game against the Magic on Wednesday.
Apr 5 - 6:52 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 25 points against the Bucks on Wednesday during a 95-91 loss with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

He was 8-of-18 from the field and made all eight attempts from the line. Butler has scored at least 18 points in all four games since his return and made 47.3 percent from the field. He's going to be a top-20 pick in drafts next season.
Apr 2 - 1:16 AM

Jimmy Butler had five steals against the Knicks on Saturday with 18 points, three rebounds, four assists and one block in 26 minutes.

The Knicks were down 31 at the end of the third, so the Bulls didn't need Butler to play 40 minutes. He's fared since his return, averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.0 treys in his previous two games. Butler is in the running for Most Improved Player and is a a top-15 target in drafts next season, assuming the Bulls bring him back.
Mar 28 - 10:25 PM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) said he's not worried about the Bulls' seed in the NBA playoffs.

Butler had a strong game against the Raptors on Wednesday in his second game back from his elbow injury and wasn't short on confidence after the game. "I think we can beat anybody," he said. "I don't think it matters what seed we end up in. We just want to win as many games and get in a rhythm and get rolling heading into the playoffs." Jimmy Minutes has played an average of 39.5 minutes in his two games back and should provide his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the regular season.
Mar 26 - 10:24 AM

Jimmy Butler made 7-of-8 from the field for 23 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage to go with just one turnover. Butler is hitting the ground running following his 19-point game in his return on Monday. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues on a per-game basis and should have a strong finish.
Mar 26 - 12:41 AM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) said he felt good after his return to the court in Monday's win over the Hornets.

While Butler's 6-of-20 shooting showed that he still has some rust to shake off, his fantasy owners have to be ecstatic to see him play 40 minutes in his first game back after missing three weeks. "I'm glad to be back," Butler said. "But I got to get better. I feel like I hurt us in a lot of ways tonight, even though we got the win, don't get me wrong. But I made a lot of mental mistakes and it just can't happen." With his elbow injury seemingly behind him, Butler should provide fantasy owners with top-30 value for the rest of the regular season.
Mar 24 - 11:59 AM

Jimmy Butler played 40 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday with 19 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one turnover on 6-of-20 from the field.

The rust was there, but at least he had a similar usage and playing time to his pre-injury days. Butler does have better scoring numbers when he's not on the court with Rose, so his fantasy owners can expect him to put up inflated numbers for the next week and beyond. He figures to be a top-25 player going forward.
Mar 24 - 12:14 AM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) is on track to play on Monday against the Hornets barring a setback.

This is a pretty much a non-update, but we know there are a lot of folks looking to trust Butler with their fantasy fate. There has been no negative report on him all day and he should be able to play his usual playing time. He'll get three games this week.
Mar 23 - 6:17 PM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) is officially questionable for Monday against the Hornets.

He is fully expected to play, but will be a true game-time decision. Butler has been able to go through practice and has been able to shoot the ball for about two weeks. Fantasy owners can pencil in Butler for their lineups right now and we'll hopefully get something official in the next hour. Nikola Mirotic is going to lose some shots and playing time.
Mar 23 - 5:28 PM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) went through shootaround and is expected to make his return on Monday.

Make sure he's in your lineup, especially those who play in weekly formats and are about to enter the postseason. If Butler returns on Monday, it will have been exactly three weeks since the diagnosis of his injury, and he's not expected to have a minutes limit of any kind. We always expected Butler to be on the early side of his timetable considering his reputation, and his return to the starting lineup comes at a great time for his team and fantasy owners. Tony Snell is the most obvious candidate to head back to the bench. With Nikola Mirtoic playing well, Butler returning and Taj Gibson (ankle) now healthy, Snell isn't much of a stash candidate, either.
Mar 23 - 12:03 PM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) will not play against the Pistons on Saturday night.

He is getting a little closer and even put in a full practice on Thursday. If Jimmy doesn't have a setback, there's a decent chance he'll play this week. The Bulls will take on the Hornets at home on Monday and Butler could give it a go for that one. Mike Dunleavy has back-to-back games with 21 points and is worth a look tonight. Nikola Mirotic has been on fire and is a must-start player.
Mar 21 - 4:10 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