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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 236
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / CHI
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Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-22 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Magic.
On top of all that, he also made all four of his free throws and didn't have a single turnover. After a slow start to the season, Butler has played like a premier NBA shooting guard and worked his way up to the No. 9 fantasy player according to Basketballmonster.com. Karl-Anthony Towns had a 15 & 12 double-double with three blocks, but the Wolves didn't get much out of Andrew Wiggins on a night Evan Fournier went crazy for the Magic. Jan 16 - 9:49 PM

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Jimmy Butler cooled off on Friday vs. the Knicks, hitting 6-of-12 shots for 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and one triple in 34 minutes.

He's been remarkably consistent and this was just his fourth game under 20 points since the beginning of December. The Wolves have been on another level defensively and held each of their last seven opponents below 100 points before tonight. "Now we're taking pride in our defense," Butler said. "We're taking it personal with matchups. I like to see that." The Wolves are 11 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2003-04 season and the strong play of Karl-Anthony Towns and Butler is the reason why.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 11:43 PM

Jimmy Butler went for 26 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 win against the Thunder.

Butler was a solid 7-of-13 from the floor and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. He joined Kevin Garnett as the only player in Timberwolves history to record at least 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, four steals and a blocked shot in a single game. He is averaging 22.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game over his past three outings, as he is putting up top-10 fantasy numbers in 9-category formats.
Jan 11 - 12:30 AM

Jimmy Butler nearly triple-doubled with 21 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals and four triples in a 127-99 blowout win over the Cavaliers on Monday.

He basically shadowed LeBron James and was a big reason why he was held to 10 points for just the 12th time in his career. Butler has improved his numbers in every single month this season and has top-10 value in 9-category leagues over the past month. He really should be getting more MVP consideration for how good he's been.
Jan 9 - 12:07 AM

Jimmy Butler turned in a solid outing against the Pelicans with 21 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He basically only had one bad game in three weeks with that 14-point dud on Friday. Butler continues to feast at the line as he runs the offense, but his recent outburst likely has nothing to do with Jeff Teague missing time. Butler looks like a lock to be a first-round value going forward.
Jan 7 - 12:10 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points during a 98-97 loss to the Nets on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 39 minutes.

He did miss a shot at the end of the game with DeMarre Carroll defending him in isolation. Butler continues to rack up the scoring and again he got a lot of calls with a 16-of-18 shooting line from the charity stripe. Butler has been flirting with the No. 1 spot in nine-category leagues over his last nine games, averaging 28.9 points, 4.4 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys on 52.3 percent from the field and 92.9 percent from the line. He looks like a first-round player going forward.
Jan 3 - 11:52 PM

Jimmy Butler dominated the Lakers in a 114-96 win on Monday, scoring 28 points on 8-of-14 shots.

He was also a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line, adding nine assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and one triple in 37 minutes. He's been a top-5 player since December started and could realistically be a first-round player in standard leagues the rest of the way, especially with coach Tom Thibodeau playing him for nearly 38 minutes per game this season.
Jan 1 - 11:14 PM

Jimmy Butler shot 8-of-11 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line for 26 points on Sunday, with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in only 27 minutes.

The Wolves jumped out to a 17-0 lead tonight and they cruised to a 107-90 victory, which gave Butler and most of the Wolves' starters some rare rest late in the game. Butler is handling the ball more with Jeff Teague (knee) sidelined for approximately 2-4 weeks, which solidifies him as an early-round value regardless of scoring format.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:53:00 PM

Jimmy Butler went off for a season-high 39 points in Wednesday's 128-125 overtime win over the Nuggets, hitting 10-of-20 shots and 16-of-18 free throws with five assists, four rebounds, one steal, three triples and one turnover in 42 minutes.

With Karl-Anthony Towns fouling out late in the fourth quarter, it was all Jimmy Buckets in overtime as he scored 12 of Minnesota's 14 points -- that's also a franchise record. His slow start to the season seems like a distant memory, as he's averaging 27.0 points in December compared to 17.9 points in November and 16.2 points in October. He's been the fifth best player in standard leagues over the past month and he'll be even busier on offense if Jeff Teague misses time with his knee injury.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-20 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 23 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 41 minutes on Monday.

He started off by hitting his first seven shots but then cooled off. He played well and is rolling for the Wolves, scoring in double figures since Nov. 17. Butler had a 10-point dud on Dec. 16, but has otherwise been spectacular this month.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 01:29:00 AM

Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Wolves past the Suns on Saturday, making 10-of-19 field goals and 12-of-13 free throws in 38 minutes of action.

"If I’m open and it’s my shot, I’m going to shoot it," Butler said this week. "If it’s not, I’m going to pass it. I have just as much faith in my teammates as I do myself." Jimmy Buckets called his own number more often than not tonight, but he still added three assists with six rebounds, one block and just one turnover. After a relatively quiet start with the Wolves, Butler is asserting himself while playing enormous minutes -- as a result, he's been a top-10 fantasy player for the past six weeks.
Source: Fox Sports
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 25 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

That back injury from Saturday looks like a non-issue with this one and a 37-point gem on Monday. Butler scored eight straight in the fourth and he's starting to look a lot like the superstar fourth-quarter player he was last season. Coach Tom Thibodeau has certainly taken notice. "You can’t say enough about the way Jimmy closes out," Thibodeau said. "It’s just one big play after the next. Big shots, drawing the foul again, making the right plays. It’s tremendous. That’s who he is. That’s Jimmy Butler." Preach, Thibs.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:09:00 AM

Jimmy Butler, who is dealing with a sore back, hit 12-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-12 free throws for 37 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in Monday's 108-107 win over the Blazers.

Nice. Butler hit just 5-of-18 shots for 10 points on Saturday, but has been killing the month of December, scoring 30 or more points in four of his nine games this month. Assuming his back is fine when he wakes up in the morning, Butler is as must-play as they come these days.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Barring a pregame setback, Jimmy Butler (back) will play Monday vs. the Trail Blazers.

Butler was a full participant at shootaround, after which Tom Thibodeau said he expected him to play, so owners can go ahead and get Jimmy Buckets active for a favorable matchup against Portland.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:29:00 PM

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he expects Jimmy Butler (back) to play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

Butler was listed as questionable with back spasms, but Thibodeau added that it loosened up during the morning shootaround. We'll confirm that Butler is starting after the pre-game warmups, but he's safe to pencil into lineups for now.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Tyus Jones
3Aaron Brooks
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Jamal Crawford
3Marcus Georges-Hunt
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Anthony Brown
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nemanja Bjelica
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Justin Patton
4Cole Aldrich