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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 236
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Butler had one of his better offensive showings against the Pacers on Thursday, making 10-of-17 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.
His eight dimes are the most he's had with the 76ers and it's his first game in 2019 without a turnover. The 76ers as a team looked awesome in the first half with 19 assists after a 21-dime first half in the last game. They also have the No. 1 offense in the Eastern Conference over the last seven games thanks to their NBA-best 72.0% assist percentage over that span. All the talk of Jimmy not fitting with the offense may be gone for a while as Jimmy puts up early-round value in standard leagues. Jan 17 - 10:42 PM

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Jimmy Butler hit 8-of-10 shots and 3-of-4 3-pointers for 19 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in just 28 minutes in his first meeting with the Wolves since forcing his way out of Minnesota on Tuesday.

Butler got some revenge with one of his most efficient stat lines of the season, but owners who were looking for a monster performance were bamboozled by the 149-107 lopsided score that kept Butler out of the game for the entire fourth quarter, and he only played nine minutes in the second half.
Jan 15 - 10:18 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 28 minutes.

When the 76ers’ starting five is healthy, Butler has seen his usage rate dip to 19.4 this season, and he was rather passive to start this game with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons going off. The 76ers are still figuring out how to best use their new group, but Butler looks like the third-option on this team. J.J. Redick finished with 22 points, three triples, three boards, two assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes.
Jan 13 - 5:02 PM

Jimmy Butler (rib) will play in Sunday's game against the Knicks.

Butler is a tough guy and will play through whatever pain he is dealing with on Sunday. He's coming off a 30-point game against the Hawks last time out and should have another nice game against the lowly Knicks.
Jan 13 - 12:20 PM

Jimmy Butler (rib) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

Butler was seen grabbing his left side late in Friday's game against the Hawks, but kept playing through it until the end of the game. He saw an uptick in usage with Joel Embiid (ankle) out, which could happen again versus the Knicks with Embiid still questionable. Furkan Korkmaz, Landry Shamet, Shake Milton and TJ McConnell would all see a big boost if Butler sits.
Jan 13 - 11:39 AM

Jimmy Butler (rib) is questionable Sunday against the Knicks.

He played until the end of Friday's game and missed free throws with two seconds left to cost the 76ers. Butler did not sound like he appreciated Ben Simmons calling the team soft, so you would think he suits up for this one. If not, Furkan Korkmaz and Landry Shamet would be asked to step up for the afternoon start.
Jan 12 - 5:38 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points in a tough loss to the Hawks on Friday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and four turnovers in 40 minutes.

The 76ers were down two with 2.4 seconds left and Jimmy at the line for two after making 12-of-12 before that, but he missed the first and had to miss the second on purpose. Joel Embiid (ankle) didn't play in this game, which certainly explains the spike in scoring in this friendly matchup. Butler did have an interesting start to 2019 with some rumors around him, but he looks to be on track.
Jan 11 - 10:35 PM

Jimmy Butler got hot early on Tuesday and didn't let up, hitting 8-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and just 3-of-6 free throws, for 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 132-115 win over the Wizards.

Butler was awesome tonight and the only surprise is that the Sixers didn't feed him more since he was so hot. Butler made it through this game unscathed and should be good to go for the foreseeable future.
Jan 8 - 9:39 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) and Wilson Chandler (illness) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

Butler and Chandler sat out the past two games with an upper respiratory infection, but they'll both be back in action tonight and shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes restrictions. This will be Butler's first game since reports dropped of him aggressively challenging Brett Brown regarding his role in the offense, so it'll be interesting to see what his usage looks like tonight.
Jan 8 - 6:59 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is not listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

Butler has missed each of the Sixers previous two contests due to an upper respiratory infection; however, he was a full participant at Monday's practice and appears to be on track to return to the lineup Tuesday night. Landry Shamet and Furkan Korkmaz will see their playing time reduced with Butler back in action.
Jan 8 - 10:04 AM

Jimmy Butler (illness) was a full participant at Monday's practice.

That should set him up for a return against the Wizards on Tuesday following a two-game absence. That will be his first game since the report of Butler calling out coach Brett Brown to better utilize him on offense, so it's shaping up to be must-watch TV. Landry Shamet and Furkan Korkmaz lose most of their value with Jimmy back.
Jan 7 - 12:59 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play Saturday against the Mavs.

He will miss his second straight game with an upper respiratory infection. Of course, there's bigger news around Butler with him reportedly getting aggressive with coach Brett Brown. For what it's worth, it sounds like Wilson Chandler has a similar illness and he's been out for the same amount of time, so the two stories may have nothing to do with each other. With him out, Furkan Korkmaz should get another start while Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, J.J. Redick and the whole rotation get a bump.
Jan 5 - 5:29 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is listed as questionable for Saturday against the Mavs.

He's being listed with an upper respiratory infection, which is the same reason he was held out on Wednesday. With the new ESPN report about him "aggressively challenging" coach Brett Brown, there will be a little more focus on this one, and on a guy who says he just wants to win. If Butler can't go, Furkan Korkmaz could see more time while Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will be extremely busy.
Jan 4 - 5:40 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) has aggressively challenged coach Brett Brown on his role in the offense, complicating an already tenuous chemistry among the team's big three, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

According to the report, Butler has been vocal in his contesting of Brown and his system, including a recent film session in Portland that some witnesses considered "disrespectful" and beyond normal player-coach discourse. The report adds Butler's "sluggish assimilation" is causing some concern about his long-term viability. Butler has met with Brown and general manager Elton Brand, and Butler has expressed a desire to teammates that he hopes to play in more traditional pick-and-roll and isolation sets, rather than trying to find his place in the Sixers free-flowing offense. Hopefully, this isn't related to his current illness, and he should be considered questionable for Saturday. Perhaps most of all this could affect his free agency.
Jan 4 - 3:36 PM

Jimmy Butler (upper respiratory infection) was unable to practice with the team on Friday.

Butler was ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Suns due to the same illness. Furkan Korkmaz started Wednesday vs. Phoenix in place of Butler and had 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes. He would likely draw another start if Butler is unable to play on Saturday.
Jan 4 - 2:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ben Simmons
2T.J. McConnell
3Markelle Fultz
4Landry Shamet
SG1J.J. Redick
2Shake Milton
3Zhaire Smith
4Corey Brewer
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Wilson Chandler
2Mike Muscala
C1Joel Embiid
2Amir Johnson
3Justin Patton
4Jonah Bolden