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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward | #21

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 231
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / CHI
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Jimmy Butler filled it up across the board during a 107-99 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, scoring 28 points with eight rebounds, six assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
This comes after missing about 2.5 games due to an illness and Butler kicked this game off with a 12-minute first. He's arguably the most valuable player to his team than anyone based on how terrible the Bulls are without him while he leads the Eastern Conference in real plus-minus wins. Butler gets a really bad matchup against the Grizzlies on Sunday, but Jimmy G. Buckets has gone off in bad matchups before and his usage will be massive with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. Jan 14 - 9:15 PM

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Jimmy Butler (illness) will play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

The Bulls will be monitoring his minutes. He's missed about 2.5 games due to his illness and he's lost 10 pounds from being sick. The Bulls even ran some practice yesterday to get Butler some run due to the time off. Butler may be limited with so much time off, but obviously get him in your season long lineups. Paul ZIpser, Doug McDermott and the point guards take hits.
Jan 14 - 3:18 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

The Bulls have missed Butler badly since he had an illness, losing their last three games. For the advanced stats crowd, Butler is first in real plus-minus wins because the Bulls are flat-out awful when he's on the bench. If he can't play again, Dwyane Wade should carry the offense while Rajon Rondo should be in the rotation again.
Jan 13 - 5:34 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is feeling better and is targeting Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

He stayed home in Chicago and has already been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks. Butler will try to hit the gym today, so it sounds like he's doing a lot better. If his owners are lucky, Butler could play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans and Sunday vs. the Grizzlies to salvage a frustrating week. Jerian Grant and Denzel Valentine will lose most of their value when Butler comes back.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 12:16 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Thursday night against the Knicks.

Jimmy Minutes has been really sick and will now miss at least half of his five-game week. With him out, Dwyane Wade should be the focal point while Denzel Valentine will look to build off the best game of his career. We'll see what happens with Rajon Rondo, but he likely earned minutes after a solid Tuesday.
Jan 11 - 2:33 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

Dwyane Wade (rest) also isn't going to play, but we already knew that. Butler tried to fight through his illness on Monday vs. the Thunder, but he was clearly not feeling well and finished with one point on 0-of-6 shooting with seven assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes. Doug McDermott was going to start tonight if Butler sat out, so expect him to get the nod in the first unit on Tuesday.
Jan 9 - 10:22 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will not return on Monday vs. the Thunder.

Give Butler credit for trying to give it a go, but he looked gassed out there and the score was getting out of hand. He will finish with just one point on 0-of-6 shooting with seven assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes. Hopefully he feels better in the morning because the Bulls are back in action on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.
Jan 9 - 9:47 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Butler won't have any restrictions, but added that he will be watching the superstar closely. He's a little risky in DFS despite his monster upside, but season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to activate him in lineups.
Source: ESPN
Jan 9 - 7:11 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) will go through warmups but is still a game-time call on Monday vs. the Thunder.

It sounds like he's now likely to play, but the Bulls want to see how he looks during warmups before making the official call. If he's out, Doug McDermott will start and Dwyane Wade will get a massive usage bump.
Jan 9 - 6:21 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Thunder.

This is terrible timing for the Bulls as they begin a five-game week. They also play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards, so fatigue could be a factor on Tuesday if Butler plays tonight. If he's out, Dwayne Wade should be a usage monster and Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic would get a nice boost as well. McDermott will draw the start if Butler can't play.
Jan 9 - 12:01 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 42 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in Saturday's 123-118 overtime win against the Raptors.

Jimmy Buckets was clutch down the stretch on both offense and defense, bringing the Bulls back from a double-digit deficit and taking them into overtime. He hit put the icing on the cake with a step-back 3-pointer with 17 seconds left on the clock in overtime. He has come out strong in the month of January, averaging 38.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game, with two double-doubles.
Jan 7 - 11:01 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting vs. the Cavs on Wednesday, adding eight assists, six boards, three 3-pointers and one steal without any turnovers.

"LeBron is arguably the best player in the world. I want [him] to show me," Butler said before the game. "I love guarding LeBron." LBJ out-dueled him early and Jimmy didn't even attempt a free throw in the first half, but he scored 14 points in the final quarter to seal the victory. He destroyed the Hornets with 52/12/6 and a full line on Monday night, and is loving life with the ball in his hands more often now that Rajon Rondo is out of the rotation.
Jan 4 - 10:49 PM

Jimmy Butler hit 15-of-24 shots, a 3-pointer and 21-of-22 free throws on his way to a season-high 52 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in Monday's 118-11 win over the Hornets.

His career high is 53 points and he was all-world tonight. Dwyane Wade was out with a swollen left knee, so Butler got a ton of usage in this one, and made the most of it. Wade is day-to-day and while Butler won't be quite this fun on most nights, he should obviously be in all lineups with or without Wade around. And if Wade is out going forward, Butler looks like a must-start in DFS. Butler's averaging 31.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.6 steals and a 3-pointer on 48 percent shooting over his last five games.
Jan 3 - 12:07 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points in a 116-96 loss to the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He really needs some help with the Bulls in a tailspin. Butler did struggle at the line by his standards, making just 10-of-15 from there in his loss. The Bulls have lost their last two and have gone just 3-7 in their last 10. Not coincidentally, Butler has also been sub-par in that 10-game span, posting just fourth-round value. He'll be fine, of course.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:57:00 PM

Jimmy Butler's ankle is fine and he will play against the Pacers on Friday.

After Butler gave us a little scare when he stepped on Randy Foye's foot and needed help off the court, Butler came back to bury a game-winning step-back jumper at the buzzer. He was ridiculous in the final five minutes with the game within five points on Wednesday, posting a 66.0 usage rate and a 77.3 true shooting percentage. There's no such thing as too much pressure for Jimmy.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerian Grant
3Rajon Rondo
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio