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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 (leg contusion) played in Friday's loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.
Hopefully the issue is truly minor and looking at the numbers from last night it would seem that way. The Bulls are struggling but Butler is still running at an early round value, with late first-round value on the season. The same goes for Pau Gasol, who missed all five of his free throws but still managed 10 points, 19 boards, three assists and a block. Jan 31 - 2:57 AM

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Jimmy Butler (leg) will play against the Suns on Friday.

There was almost no doubt that Butler would go and he's likely to see big minutes on the second night of a back-to-back set. His owners can have him locked and loaded tonight.
Jan 30 - 9:02 PM

Jimmy Butler (left leg contusion) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

A contusion doesn't seem like an injury which will keep Butler out. He's played through worse injuries and he'll probably be around 40 minutes as per usual. His fantasy owners in standard leagues can throw him in their lineup, but the late start for DFS makes him a risky play.
Jan 30 - 2:19 PM

Jimmy Butler said he hurt his left knee against the Lakers on Thursday and is unsure if he will play against the Suns on Friday.

He didn't go to the locker room and was not in visible pain on the bench in the closing minutes of the game. Butler usually sucks it up and plays through minor injuries, so he has a good chance to play on the second game of a back-to-back set. If he is out, Tony Snell and Aaron Brooks benefit most.
Jan 30 - 2:06 AM

Jimmy Butler suffered a leg injury in his 49th minute of action on Thursday and did not return, matching his career-high 35 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He came out of the game in double-overtime and had a wrap around his right leg. It doesn't look serious and the Bulls should update his status soon, but he should be considered questionable for Friday against the Suns. While Butler entered tonight at just 40.2 percent from the field in January, he filled it up with averages of 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.2 triples. He's a top-20 fantasy asset and is not slowing down. His owners will want to check back for an update on Friday.
Jan 30 - 1:28 AM

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Jimmy Butler (illness) to play against the Lakers on Thursday.

Butler has struggled a bit recently as he's averaged 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.1 steals on just 40.6 percent shooting from the field. His return will cut into the fantasy production of Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich, while Butler's owners can feel free to slot him back into their lineups and hope that Jimmy has some new moves to get back on track.
Jan 29 - 1:39 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Tuesday against the Warriors.

This is a tough blow for his owners but Butler should be fine with a couple days rest. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers, but in the meantime we would expect Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to see an uptick in minutes in Butler's absence.
Jan 27 - 9:05 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

Butler missed Tuesday's shootaround, so his owners should prepare for the possibility that he misses Tuesday's game. We'll update Jimmy's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich would be the biggest beneficiaries if Butler sits.
Jan 27 - 1:35 PM

Jimmy Butler was held to just five points during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding five rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 42.5 minutes of action.

Butler shot just 2-of-8 from the field, so while the minutes were there, the scoring simply wasn't. Luol Deng was playing some vicious defense today, and this was easily Butler's worst game of the season. However, Butler has not had two bad back-to-back games this season, so expect him to bounce-back during Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.
Jan 25 - 6:15 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's win over the Mavs.

Butler put his foot back on the gas pedal after Derrick Rose's surge slowed him down a bit. Rose scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers, and it wouldn't be surprising if Butler got back some of his touches now that Rose appears to have re-established a foundation for himself. Pau Gasol added 13 points, 16 boards, a steal and a block in the win.
Jan 24 - 2:18 AM

Jimmy Butler played just 28 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field.

He was in foul trouble tonight, which is a very rare occurrence for Butler this season. Tonight was just the second game all season in which Butler was below 34 minutes. Jimmy Minutes has turned into Jimmy Buckets and he's starting to come out of his slump to start 2015. He should be viewed as an early-round fantasy asset.
Jan 22 - 11:05 PM

Jimmy Butler had a season-high six steals against the Celtics on Friday with 22 points, five rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

Finally. Butler was in a serious funk due to his shot not falling, but he was rolling tonight. He used to live on jumpers last season, and now he's able to get to the rim to help his field goal percentage. We should see the Jimmy from the first two months and not the one from the past two weeks. He's a top-20 asset.
Jan 17 - 12:04 AM

Jimmy Butler was quiet in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, hitting just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, four steals and a block.

He still filled the stat sheet, but it also probably wasn't a coincidence that Derrick Rose played his best offensive game of the season. Pau Gasol also cooled off tonight, and Tom Thibodeau will have to find a way to keep Rose hot while keeping his teammates involved. There's no reason to panic on Butler, but it is concerning that he's struggled over his last five games, averaging just 13 points on 30 percent shooting, while the Bulls have lost four of those five games. He'll get it turned around.
Jan 15 - 12:01 AM

Jimmy Butler flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Saturday with nine points, eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and two turnovers.

He made just 2-of-9 from the field, so the bad news is that his shooting slump continues. Butler has made just 41.2 percent from the field since an illness cost him a game on Jan. 3. He's still doing everything else and handing out a career-high in dimes today shows how much he's grown.
Jan 11 - 1:09 AM

Jimmy Butler made just 2-of-12 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Well, Jimmy is finally in a slump. He's made just 12-of-42 (28.6 percent) from the field in his last three, but all the other stats are there. Butler has been fantastic off the dribble this season and his scoring in isolation was no fluke. Perhaps those who missed out on Jimmy can try and buy low.
Jan 10 - 1:55 AM

Depth Charts

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