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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Marquette
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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau suggested that he won't rest any of his starters in Chicago's final three games.
"I don’t want to change how we do anything," he said. "Just worry about our improvement, get ready for Detroit and everything will take care of itself." The Bulls are riding a seven-game win streak to take a one-game lead over Toronto for the East's third seed, so it's unsurprising that Thibodeau doesn't want to mess with his rotations. Apr 12 - 11:44 AM

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Jimmy Butler's shot wasn't falling against the Wizards on Saturday, making 1-of-9 from the field for three points with six boards, a career-high nine assists and two turnovers in 42 minutes.

He missed all four shots from deep and that's become a problem again. In his last four, Butler shot just 4-of-21 from deep, but he did score at least 17 in his previous three games. The assists were the big surprise tonight and his total tonight crushed his previous best of six. He has huge potential in fantasy leagues.
Apr 5 - 9:26 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting during Wednesday's 105-92 win over the Hawks, adding two boards, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

After he shot a solid 45.0 percent from the field in February, Butler dropped back down to just 40.5 percent in March. His shot totals are on the rise and he's also getting more designed isolation plays in the offense, so just needs a little efficiency to become a stat-stuffing stud. Butler will be an early target in fantasy leagues next season.
Apr 3 - 12:07 AM

Jimmy Butler had 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting Saturday.

He hit 8-of-10 free throws and has been very consistent over his last four games, scoring between 13 and 17 points in each of them, while racking up rebounds, assists, steals and 3-pointers. The Bulls play three games in the upcoming week, so owners will have to weigh options carefully when setting lineups, but Butler looks like a pretty safe bet right now.
Mar 22 - 11:18 PM

Jimmy Butler was unaffected against a tough matchup during Friday's 91-79 loss to the Pacers, scoring 17 points with two boards, one assist, five steals and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

He has nine steals and six triples in his last three games and is probably carrying a lot of fantasy owners this week. Butler's 1-of-11 from Saturday seems like a distant memory and he's looking at the best matchup possible against the Sixers on Saturday.
Mar 21 - 11:04 PM

Jimmy Butler, who had hit just 5-of-23 shots in his previous two games, hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 46 minutes on Wednesday.

This is the type of line we were hoping to see from Butler every night this season. Well, minus the five turnovers and four fouls. But he's had trouble hitting shots all year and has been more of an inconsistent headache than anything else. He could still get this thing figured out at any time, but owners should learn to enjoy his good nights and expect them to be offset by bad ones.
Mar 19 - 9:52 PM

Jimmy Butler hit just 1-of-11 shots for five points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Saturday's win.

Yuck. Butler ruined the hopes of many daily-league players tonight, but has been playing pretty well, despite the poor shooting that has hounded him for most of the season. He'll bounce back from this one and the fact he plays a ton of minutes every night works in his favor. Keep him in your lineup.
Mar 15 - 11:11 PM

Jimmy Butler played 48 minutes against the Heat during an overtime win on Sunday with 16 points, 11 boards, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He had a huge strip of LeBron James on the last play of regulation to get the game to overtime. Butler has been racking up the steals 3.2 per game in March to go with averages of 14.8 points, 6.8 boards, 2.4 assists and 0.4 triples in five games. He still can't shoot, but his fantasy owners won't be complaining with stats like those.
Mar 9 - 4:37 PM

Jimmy Butler played 46 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday with 18 points, 12 boards, four assists, three steals and three turnovers.

He shot 7-of-15 from the field and he's really become a much better scorer in the past few weeks. Butler has scored in the teens for five consecutive games since returning from a rib injury, averaging 17.0 points, 5.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 2.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 triples in 42.4 minutes per game during that span. He's a fantasy stud.
Mar 6 - 1:23 AM

Jimmy Butler shot 4-of-11 from the field and 5-of-9 from the line for 13 points during Monday's 96-80 loss to the Nets to go with two boards, two assists and four steals in 43 minutes.

He went away from attacking the basket tonight and the Nets forced him to shoot some jumpers. Butler's shooting percentage has really spiked over his previous 10, making 49.4 percent from the field for 14.1 points, 6.3 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.6 steals. He has the potential to be a fantasy stud for his high dose of minutes.
Mar 3 - 10:58 PM

Jimmy Butler tied his season high with 14 free throw attempts on Sunday, making nine of them to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

He was just 5-of-13 from the field but he's picked up the scoring pace since returning from a rib injury on Wednesday, and his solid across-the-board contributions make him a formidable fantasy player.
Mar 2 - 3:45 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting (1-of-4 from deep, 6-of-11 from the line) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 44 minutes on Friday.

Butler is getting better looks as his teammates continue to improve on offense, and the recent efficiency is the key to his upside. He should be in all lineups.
Feb 28 - 11:38 PM

Jimmy Butler returned on Wednesday after missing one game due to a rib injury, shooting 5-of-10 from the field for 16 points with two boards, two assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He has been able to get to the rim a little better recently and it's led to an increase in his field goal shooting. Butler has shot at least 50 percent from the field in each of his last five games and it's helped him get up to early-round value over that span. Jimmy is ready and we hope you're not the guy who sidelined Jimmy.
Feb 26 - 11:51 PM

Jimmy Butler (ribs) will start against the Warriors on Wednesday night.

He did not play on Tuesday night after suffering bruised ribs over the weekend. Butler has been a minutes monster and the Bulls should't have any restrictions on him tonight, assuming he can deal with the pain. Get him in your lineup. Tony Snell takes a hit.
Feb 26 - 6:23 PM

Jimmy Butler's sore ribs will sideline him again on Tuesday.

Butler hurt himself on Friday and has now missed two games with the injury, though he's still listed as day-to-day and could be back as soon as Wednesday's home game. Tony Snell will take Butler's spot in the Bulls' starting lineup, as expected, and he's worth a look if you need a few 3-pointers.
Feb 25 - 6:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kirk Hinrich
2D.J. Augustin
3Jimmer Fredette
4Mike James
5Derrick Rose
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Ronnie Brewer
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Taj Gibson
3Louis Amundson
4Greg Smith
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed